Mike Young, PE

Senior VP | Senior Project Manager | Chicago Sports Fan

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25 years of industry experience
APWA-recognized Project of the Year Awards

The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts on infrastructure. The trick is to get more parts on the table so everyone can understand what's working and what needs to be investigated further."

His expertise is specifically focused on improving and extending the service life of water, sewer, and stormwater systems. This encompasses flow monitoring and hydraulic modeling, condition assessments, design, master planning, and regulatory compliance. Mike has also led multiple design-build projects, guiding multi-faceted engineering teams on how to overcome technical obstacles during design and construction.

The experience that sets him apart

Since the continuous improvement of underground utility conditions isn’t a hot topic, socially discussed, Mike steers conversations toward engineering systems that protect and improve water quality in communities. Consequently, clients describe him as someone who listens to their needs and utility goals; and then develops a customized plan to address those goals. Mike strives to fully understand the unique issues, so the solution can be tailored for the situational need.

Credentials & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska
  • MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Certification 30-03162136

Mike's Projects

Wastewater, Capacity Analysis, Design, Construction Management
2 MG wet-weather storage
Wastewater, Design-Build, Capacity Analysis
2016 APWA project of the year
Wastewater, Clean Water, Stormwater, Condition Assessment, Design
700+ assets mapped

Meet RJN Experts

Jeff Plymale

President & CEO

Wastewater, Flow Monitoring, Program Management
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Paul Costa

Executive Vice President & CMO

Wastewater, Flow Monitoring, Sewer Surveillance
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Daniel Jackson, PE

Senior Vice President

Regulatory Compliance, I/I Mitigation, Capacity Analysis
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Randy Brodner, PE

Vice President

Wastewater, Design, Construction Management
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