Dawn Edgell, P.E.
Geotechnical Engineering

Dawn is the Senior Project Manager for our Geotechnical Group in Schaumburg, IL.  Dawn not only provides project management services in a variety of disciplines, she also oversees and provides training for a growing staff of field engineers, geologists, project engineers, staff engineers and administrative personnel. She has over 20 years of expertise in shallow and deep foundations design, pavement design, retaining wall design, slope stability analysis, field investigations and soils/rock geotechnical engineer analysis in 15 states across the country. She has also overseen construction testing & observation for materials testing in multiple states.

Dawn graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada with two degrees; a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering.  Growing up near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, Dawn was always outside getting dirty and exploring.  She knew from an early age her path would be towards civil engineering and geology. Today Dawn is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Colorado. 

Dawn is very active with organizations outside of the workplace that facilitate professional development, training and promoting professional engineers to the public.  Specifically, she has chaired the NSPE PEPP (Professional Engineers in Private Practice) Interest Group which promotes the interests of professional engineers within private practice and the State President of ISPE which is involved with promoting licensing of professional engineers in Illinois. She also volunteers through these organizations to promote engineering through Engineering Week, Mathcounts, and speaking at high school career fairs.  Dawn is very passionate about the opportunities available through such organizations, “The network of people I’ve met through NSPE has been great to find local firms to work with us on projects and provide guidance on local and state requirements.”, stated Dawn.

GSG is dedicated to supporting our team members in fulfilling their professional and personal goals.  Dawn is just one example of how utilizing a flexible work environment can help you pursue your personal interests while also advancing your career.