Paul A. Loete, PE

Vice President, Area Manager

Paul A. Loete, PE, joined Lochner in 2021 as Vice President and Area Manager for the firm’s Illinois design, construction engineering, and inspection operations. Paul brings over 25 years of experience in transportation, environmental, stormwater, and municipal engineering public and private projects in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Lochner, he held diverse roles with a focus on leadership, operations, and project management. Paul served as the Director of Highways and Chief Engineer for Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) where he supervised an array of high-profile projects. Today, he supports the Midwest CEI and Design teams where he pushes them toward superior client service, growth, and expansion.

“I am thrilled to be part of a firm with a history of delivering some of the premier transportation infrastructure projects in the Country. With our deep bench of talented and committed staff that strive to exceed client expectations, our potential is tremendous.”