2018 40 Under 40: Andrew Flanagan, PE, LEED AP, GPD; 35
Associate, Senior Plumbing Engineer, Interface Engineering, Portland, Ore.
BS mechanical engineering, Washington State University
Flanagan is an associate and senior plumbing engineer at Interface Engineering in Portland, Ore. Having worked for consulting firms, a design-build operation, a manufacturing company, and in property management, he has broad range of experiences that provides him a unique skill set to serve clients. Each position has built upon the skills learned in the prior position. Starting as a building supervisor with Flanagan Management (2004-2005), he learned about rental operations, maintenance, and client relations. At Monaco Coach (2006-2007), he learned manufacturing documentation, engineering process control, and the politics of a large company. While at Mazzetti (2007-2012), Flanagan was introduced to the consulting engineering (mechanical) industry in Portland and beyond, where he collaborated with nationwide offices. Alliant Systems (2013-2016) provided him with the opportunity to learn the contracting side of the market with a design-build focus, participate in building a consulting engineering department with the resources of a contractor, learn construction project management, and work hand-in-hand with ownership on company anatomy. In his current role at Interface Engineering (2016-present), Flanagan guides and mentors a team of designers and engineers to complete successful work. With a passion for teaching, he is often involved in science, technology, engineering, and math outreach to K-8 grades. He is currently working with colleagues from Interface Engineering on STEM outreach to 7th-grade students at Cascade Middle School in Vancouver, Wash. Outside of work, Flanagan’s time is spent with family and friends enjoying all types of outdoor adventures. In 2013, he spent 6 months away from work, with the blessing of his wife and family, to hike the Pacific Crest Trail with a longtime friend.