2020 40 Under 40: Jason Witterman, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 35
Associate Director of Mechanical, NV5, Las Vegas; BAE and MAE, Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Witterman is responsible for the design of HVAC and plumbing systems at NV5 from conceptual design through construction. His responsibilities include project calculations, system and equipment selection, production of construction drawings and specifications and construction administration. Witterman serves as the project manager on a variety of large-scale projects, coordinating efforts across disciplines and working closely with clients to ensure successful project delivery. He has extensive experience with on-premise and co-location data centers. Along with his experience in different market sectors and geographical regions, his diverse background allows him to integrate closely with other systems and the building architecture. Witterman has been responsible for a range of projects with a focus on data centers, aviation and resort hotels. He has been the engineer of record or lead designer for most of NV5’s notable data center projects since 2012. His project experience includes numerous confidential data center projects across three continents. Witterman enjoys the complex nature of data center design and staying knowledgeable about rapidly changing technologies and has used his experience to meet site-specific challenges with systems that use a variety of cooling solutions. He is committed to mentoring those on his team, especially the younger designers. He encourages them to take a fresh solutions approach, and he offers them a solid background to inform their own decisions. Witterman’s community outreach includes working with Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas to design the mechanical and plumbing systems for their latest residential prototypes. Outside of work, Witterman enjoys hiking, mountain biking, backpacking and camping.