Title: Director


Professional Licenses:

Professional Engineer: SD, MN, IA



B.S. – Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, 1996


Years of Experience:  20


Chad Hanisch has led, managed, and designed a wide variety of engineering projects over the course of his career. This experience spans across transportation, water, wastewater, drainage, site design, land development, and parks projects.  He has played numerous roles within each project area from staff engineer, surveyor, construction observation, project engineer, project manager, group leader, and site manager.  The variety of roles and experience provides Chad a strong knowledge base to meet virtually all aspects of a Client's engineering and project management needs.


Professional Affiliations:

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

• 2010/2011 – South Dakota House of Delegates

• 2012 to Present – National Awards Committee Member


South Dakota Engineering Society (SDES)

• 2013 to Present – State University Relations

• 2013 to Present – Chapter Public Relations

• 2010/2011 – State President

• 2011/2012 – State Past President

• 2014 – Engineer of the Year – SE Chapter

• 2014 – Engineer of the Year – State

• 2004 – Young Engineer of the Year – SE Chapter and State

• Chapter – President, Past President, Vice President, Secretary Treasurer


American Council of Engineering Companies of South Dakota (ACEC-SD)

• 2010 to Present - State Director

• 2013 to Present – QBS-SD Board Member


Transportation Advisory Council (TAC)

• Consulting Engineer Representative


American Public Works Association (APWA)



Civic Involvement:

• Zion Lutheran Church Properties Board – Garretson, SD

• Grow Garretson Community Campaign Member

• Grow Garretson Economic Reconstruct Chair

• South Dakota Engineering Society – Held numerous positions at the Chapter, State, and National level for SDES and NSPE including President of the local Chapter and for the State Society.

• Make-a-Wish Foundation of South Dakota – Event volunteer and past Wish Granter

• Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

      -Transportation Advisory Board

      -Business Leadership Council

      -Leadership Sioux Falls 24 Graduate

• SHAPE Sioux Falls - Steering committee member

• MATHCOUNTS Volunteer

• Sioux Falls Alternative Finance Committee – Steering committee member

• NSPE – National Awards Committee Member

• ACEC of South Dakota QBS-SD Committee and Board Member

• 2013 City of Sioux Falls Downtown Transportation Committee Member

• Transportation and Civil Engineering(TRAC) advisory committee member