Brian Thomas, P.E., P.S., CPESC, CFM
Brian Thomas grew up in the Village of Arlington which is located approximately ten (10) miles south of Findlay, Ohio. He went to the University of Cincinnati to get his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. While at the university, he spent his co-op terms working for the City of Cincinnati in the Storm Water Department. After graduation, he moved to Findlay and started his career with Peterman Associates, Inc. While working for Peterman Associates, Inc. Brian had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Some examples of the projects include: subdivision, business park and industrial park design, water and sewer extensions, traffic signal design, roadway extensions and rehabilitations, storm water reports, phase one reports, GIS mapping and database setup, setting up files for machine control, mortgage location certificate review and approval, ALTA survey review and approval, etc.. During his time at Peterman Associates, Inc., Brian received several licensures including Professional Engineer, Professional Surveyor and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.
Brian accepted the position of City Engineer in May of 2015. His background in consulting and experience with City of Findlay infrastructure projects made him familiar with many departments in the City of Findlay and the specifications and standards that they use. In 2016, Brian acquired the Certified Floodplain Manager certification so that he would be able to assist the City’s floodplain manager as needed.
In May of 2017, there was a redistribution of duties and Brian became the Director of Public Service and Acting City Engineer. Along with the duties of the City Engineer, Brian now oversees all the service departments for the City of Findlay. Along with supervision of these departments, which include; water, sewer, storm water, streets, public works, recreation, engineering and others, he is also responsible for the development of strategic plans, capital improvement plans and department budgets.