10.19.2022  |  News

Kennedy Jenks Names Spencer Archer as National Director of Design-Build Practice


Mr. Archer has nearly two decades of collaborative project delivery experience on related projects.


Kennedy Jenks announced today that Spencer Archer was named the National Director of Design-Build for the water and environmental engineering firm. In this role, Archer will be responsible for delivery, risk mitigation, and client satisfaction of the firm’s Design-Build projects.

Archer brings 17 years of collaborative project delivery experience for municipal, Federal, and private industry clients on projects ranging from annual multi-million-dollar accounts to projects in excess of $50 million.

Since joining Kennedy Jenks in 2020, Archer has helped complete designs and develop successful partnerships with Owners and Contractors to keep construction projects on schedule and within budget in today’s challenging environment. Projects include the Hexavalent Chromium Compliance Water System project for the City of Newman ($8M) and the West Lake Tahoe Regional Water Treatment Plant for Tahoe City Public Utilities ($16M).

“Kennedy Jenks has been providing Design-Build services to our clients for many years, and Design-Build is increasingly being selected as a delivery method by clients and owners of water, wastewater and industrial facilities,” says Archer. “This approach fosters a different type of collaboration that’s unique and inherent to Design-Build, allowing for large-scale projects to move from concept to reality faster and with a more focused beneficial outcomes approach for all parties involved in the implementation.”

Delivering projects under the Design-Build approach, a Kennedy Jenks project manager serves as the point of responsibility with the contractor as the Designer of Record from the beginning to deliver the project on schedule and budget.

Kennedy Jenks has provided these services on projects such as the award-winning Dalles Wastewater Treatment Plant in The Dalles, Oregon, the Jefferson and Hood Street Surface Water Interceptor in Tacoma , Washington, and the Tesoro Viejo Water, Wastewater, and Water Reuse Program in Madera, California to name a few examples from the firm’s experience.

Archer is a Professional Civil Engineer in California and Idaho, a board-certified environmental engineer, and a Design-Build Professional® (DBIA®). He holds both a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Additionally, Archer is an active member of the Design-Build Institute of America, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and the American Water Works Association.


About Kennedy Jenks 
Kennedy Jenks is a leading water and environmental engineering firm that serves public agencies and industrial clients with over 425 employees nationwide. The employee-owned firm delivers innovative design, construction and technology solutions for water, industrial and environmental projects across the United States.



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