Zack Dawson

Zack Dawson, PE

Engagement Manager | Associate Principal

As an Engagement Manager at Dunaway’s Civil Engineering Line of Business, Zack Dawson’s expertise in water and wastewater systems spans over a decade. He masterfully tackles complex projects, from pump stations and treatment plants to intricate conveyance pipelines. His deep understanding of water regulations makes him a trusted advisor, guiding clients through TCEQ compliance with ease. Zack’s passion for sustainable solutions ensures resilient systems that support healthy growth. His dedication extends beyond engineering; he actively contributes to the TSPE Preston Trail Chapter as Treasurer, building connections and fostering professional development.


Why did you choose this career?

I originally chose civil engineering because of my interest in STEM subjects. I stayed the path when I realized all the ways this career allows me to contribute to the communities I live and work in.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any interesting hobbies?

You can typically find me doing any kind of DIY project around the house or just spending quality time with my family.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

I love to visit my extended family in the Philippines whenever I get the chance. The country is beautiful, and everyone operates at such a relaxing pace.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

My first car! It was an orange Jeep Wrangler and I still have it to this day.

What makes you laugh the most?

Definitely my kid. I've also recently found a whole new appreciation for the "dad joke". They are a win/win, if it's funny its great if it's not...even better.