The WT Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen M. Dominguez, PE, SE, to the role of Principal-in-Charge of the Structural Engineering practice. Stephen brings to this position a track record of accomplishments as a Structural Engineering professional making him exceptionally qualified for his new role.
Beginning with a stint as an engineering intern in 2014 while earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Stephen has been a significant contributor to the organization. During just over seven years as a full-time employee with the WT Group, Stephen has performed a variety of key roles, including project manager, project engineer, senior project engineer and now Principal-in-Charge of the Structural Engineering practice.
In his new role, Stephen will lead the Structural Engineering team in managing and executing a diverse range of projects, collaborating with other WT Group practices in the delivery of top-drawer client results.
Stephen notes that the diverse range of projects in which he has participated during his tenure with the WT Group greatly helped him in passing various licensing engineering exams.
“California projects helped with the SE Vertical Exam questions on Wood and Steel, as well as the Lateral Exam questions on Seismic analysis, shear walls, and ductility of steel,” Stephen said. “Illinois projects helped with masonry design, concrete foundations, prestressed concrete, cold-formed steel, and wind analysis. This was crucial in passing my FE, PE, CE, and SE exams all on the first try.”
Stephen’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Associations of both Illinois (SEAOI) and Southern California (SEAOSC), the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the American Wood Council. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Structural Engineer (PE and SE), in California, Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas, and Nevada, with more states coming soon.
Jeff Gutowsky, Executive Vice President of the WT Group’s Structural, MEP, Aquatics, and Telecommunications Practice Area, saw Stephen’s strong leadership traits from the earliest days of their working relationship.
“We’re a close-knit group and the chemistry is there,” Jeff said. “Stephen is curious. He asks questions, takes a lot of pride in his work, and challenges me to improve things both in the department and with drawings. I’m very proud of Stephen’s accomplishments.”