Stephen Spicer, P.E.

Senior Engineering Consultant

Steve specializes in dam safety engineering and has 30 years of experience as a dam safety engineer/inspector for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Steve conducts dam safety inspections, facilitates potential failure mode analyses, assesses hazard potential and spillway adequacy of hydropower dams, and evaluates technical and design reports, construction plans, and specifications.

B.S. Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
B.S. Physics, Davidson College
Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois


What’s your favorite line from any movie?   
“By Grabthar’s hammer, what a bargain!”

What was your favorite childhood toy?        
Tonka trucks

What is your favorite sports team? 
Chicago Blackhawks – I’m a late-comer to hockey fandom since I grew up in North Carolina and can’t even ice skate.

What is your favorite quote?            
“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” – Albert Camus

Name the most famous person you've had a face-to-face encounter with.         
It’s a toss-up between Danny Glover in a Chicago hotel lobby and David Robinson in O’Hare Airport.