Chad W. Cox, P.E.

Senior Principal
“While the golden era of dam construction in the US may be over, many of our dams are entering their golden age. Our job is to take care of and improve on this legacy, to steward our water resources in a beneficial and sustainable manner.”

Chad Cox joined GZA in 1998 and is a Principal and Senior Vice President.  Additionally, he has been named to serve on the Company’s 2018-2020 Board of Directors, and as such, will participate in the leadership and direction of the Company.

Chad presently leads GZA’s Dams Practice Group and is head of the Small Hydropower Initiative.  His areas of specialization include dam safety and design, hydroelectric engineering, water resources engineering and geotechnical engineering.

He holds a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering/Water Resources from Princeton University and an M.Eng in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has contributed to numerous industry publications.

Earlier in his career he also served in Nepal with the Peace Corps as a water supply engineer.