MEET THE TEAM

At Roger Ward Engineering, we pride ourselves on having a diverse team of experts in a variety of disciplines to provide you with the knowledge, experience and capacity to help you bring your project from planning to completion.

Roger Ward, SR.
PE, BCEE- CEO
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Roger Ward, Sr. has enjoyed a 40+ year career in civil engineering. He holds a BS in biological engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. He is a specialist in drinking water and wastewater engineering, having led the water practice for the national infrastructure solutions firm HNTB.

A veteran of the United States Army, he served as a preventative medicine officer at Fort Benjamin Harrison for 2 years. In addition to his responsibilities at RWE, he is active in the Engineers Without Borders Indianapolis Professional Chapter, and has traveled the world to help developing nations obtain access to clean water supplies. He currently serves as the technical mentor to the Rose-Hulman, Purdue, and Trine Student Chapters of Engineers Without Borders and is also a member of the International Community Projects Technical Advisory Committee. He’s taken 10 trips in 7 years, to such places as Ecuador, Kenya and Uganda.

In his spare time, he gardens, harvests maple syrup, is a beekeeper and can be found secretly rocking out to Led Zeppelin. For these and many other reasons, we call him “The World’s Most Interesting Engineer.”
Roger Ward, JR.
PE, LEED AP- President
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Roger Ward, Jr. founded RWE in 1999 and was joined in the business by his father in 2014. A specialist in design, site development and project management in both the commercial and residential arenas for over twenty years, he holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

Roger, Jr. is the LEED expert at RWE and also holds an Indiana Real Estate Broker’s License. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. When he’s not working, he can be found coaching his son’s basketball and soccer games. In the evenings he enjoys cooking dinner with his wife and walking their dogs.
Seth Nycum
Office and Marketing Manager
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Seth brings nearly ten years’ experience in customer service and project management to the team. He holds a BA in Communications and Journalism from Indiana University, and handles much of the day-to-day operations for RWE, as well as marketing and business development.

In his nearly two years with RWE, Seth has become known for bringing a can-do attitude to every project, and his multitasking skills are legendary. He enjoys getting to know the clients and learning about their projects.

When he’s not working, Seth enjoys spending time outside with his wife, three boys and two dogs. If you catch him at the right time, his Christopher Walken impression will knock your socks off.
Victor Reyes
Senior Project Manager
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Victor has been with RWE for twelve years. He is responsible for the company’s business development efforts, and is a Senior Project Manager. Having worked in various capacities over the years, Victor has strong backgrounds in site engineering, site permitting, land surveying, GIS, as well as project management and business development. In addition, Victor has experience working in land development and site due diligence. He has worked on numerous types of projects including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, and public sector. As a result, he sees the big picture, and works hard to find efficient and cost effective solutions for our clients.

Victor describes himself as a good-humored professional. For Instance, when we asked him to name one thing he could do that no one else he knew could do, his answer was “eat Spam.” Yep. He’s got us there. In his off time, you’ll find Victor keeping busy with a variety of activities including riding his motorcycle, fishing, hunting, telling jokes, or spending time with his family and his two German short-haired pointers, Zoey and Stella.
Dan Schnur
Senior Designer, PM
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Dan has a long history in real estate development, architecture and civil engineering. He brings
a wealth of experience and knowledge to RWE. He is an expert at site development engineering for commercial, industrial, institutional, retail, office, multi-family, urban development, and mixed-use projects. He holds a BS in Environmental Design from Ball State University.

Over the course of a project, Dan provides general consultation, site planning and layout, preliminary design, reporting and preparation of construction documents, as well as guidance on infrastructure requirements, permitting, feasibility studies, budgeting, scheduling and quality control.

When he’s not working, you’ll most likely find him fishing, or hanging out with his cat Timothy and his miniature pinscher, DaVinci.
Craig Peterson
Survey Coordinator
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Craig studied Nuclear Power as an Electricians Mate in the United States Navy, in which he served for two years. He coordinates and schedules the RWE survey crew, and oversees all of the ALTA and topographic surveys and construction staking projects. He has over twelve years of experience in survey project management, and has a particular expertise in park trails for municipalities and INDOT maintenance and traffic control plans. He worked on the State Roads 135 and 44 projects, Franklin High School, the Martinsville Fire Department, and an extensive CSX Railroad topography project. His day-to-day responsibilities also include project set-up, project management, title review for ALTA surveys, and quality control.

When Craig is not working, you’ll most likely find him in action-- running, cycling, listening to live music or playing with his three American Eskimo dogs: Nevada, Nukaq and River. As far as we know, he’s the only RWE team member to have ever run a triathlon, and most of us are pretty happy to let him keep that title.
Jim Barnes
Field Surveyor, PE
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Jim graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He went on to work with INDOT, providing construction layout staking for wetlands mitigation boundaries and restoration zones. He has over 15 years’ experience and continues to keep himself busy with classes and projects that keep him busy. While in the office he answers client calls, schedules surveys and performs project manager duties.

Outside of his professional role he likes to flip houses and enjoys his life in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood.
Jay McDaniel
Field Surveyor
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Jay brings nearly thirty years’ experience to the RWE team; his expertise is in data collection and field surveys. He holds an Associate’s degree in survey technology from Vincennes University. Jay has a great deal of experience with INDOT projects, including the US 31 and US 231 bypasses. He specializes in mapping utilities, collecting topographic and boundary data, construction staking, and performing as-built surveys for municipalities, utilities and many other public and private sector projects.

In high school, Jay was the quarterback of his high school football team and his twin brother, Ray, was the running back. They spent a lot of their younger years playing pranks on family and friends. Nowadays, Jay spends his free time researching new survey projects and helping out his family members (although, given his history of practical jokes, we do keep one eye on him at all times.)

David Quinn
Professional Surveyor, PS
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David is registered as a professional surveyor in 3 states: Indiana, Ohio and South Carolina. Over his forty-five years in the field, he has had the opportunity to work on several key jobs in Indiana. He’s been part of Citizen Gas pipeline projects, the RCA Dome and has done utility work at the State Capital complex.

Once he gets into to his Mustang, good luck catching him. He spends a fair amount of his time restoring old Ford Mustangs and going on trips with his local car club.