Andy Smieja, P.E.
Design Services Manager/Principal
Mr. Smieja, a licensed Professional Engineer in both Wisconsin and Texas and WisDOT alumnus, is Design Services Manager/Principal at DAAR, where he plays a pivotal role in nurturing the talent of younger design staff and oversees a diverse portfolio of projects.
Andy's journey in engineering commenced with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), where he acquired foundational knowledge in design and construction engineering. Eager to contribute to his home state, he transitioned to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), further honing his expertise in design and construction engineering. His career trajectory led him to the leadership position of Design Project Manager within WisDOT's Southeast Region. Notably, Andy's experience in project oversight encompasses major and mega projects including the Burlington Bypass, the I-94 expansion in Kenosha County, and the reconstruction of the Mitchell Interchange in downtown Milwaukee which carries the most car and truck traffic in the State of Wisconsin .
In June of 2011, Andy joined DAAR as a Project Manager based in the Milwaukee office. Over the years, he has continuously enhanced his project management acumen in both size and scope, overseeing projects spanning all five WisDOT regions. Andy is well-versed in delivering comprehensive plans, reports, and conducting rigorous quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) reviews for projects of all sizes. His specialty lies in managing projects from conceptualization through final design on roadway design, project management, and effective change management.
Andy proudly holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He currently operates from DAAR's Johnson Creek and Milwaukee offices, where his invaluable contributions continue to shine.