Airport Development Engineer – WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2017
MADISON, WIS. – Lucas Ward joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics in December 2016. As an airport development engineer, Lucas is responsible for managing projects at nine airports around Wisconsin. In his new role, Lucas will help airports develop a realistic and achievable capital improvement plan and contract with consultants for planning, design and construction engineering services. Lucas also serves as a liaison between local sponsors and state and federal agencies.
Lucas earned a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering Degree in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with an emphasis in transportation and municipal engineering. Before starting with the Bureau of Aeronautics, Lucas worked for the WisDOT Southeast Region where he performed construction engineering on various highway projects throughout the region.
Lucas recently earned his Professional Engineer title in October 2016. He is originally from Lake Mills, Wisconsin and enjoys playing recreational league football, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.