Our Team


Jeff Pillus, PE


Jeff is an accomplished professional engineer with twenty-five years of experience in civil and environmental engineering.  He has planned, permitted, and supervised many inspiring projects in the Intermountain West.  Jeff acts as liaison to agencies and promotes fresh ideas while helping clients navigate approval processes.


James Green, PE


James is a Professional Civil Engineer in California and Colorado with 20 years of experience in Project Management, Construction Management, and Land Surveying. James has depth of experience with land development and land surveying for private development, public works and capital improvement projects, as well as Department of Defense projects for the Air Force and Marines. James is a reliable and dedicated professional who possesses leadership, industry knowledge, solution-oriented creativity, analytical processing and a can-do attitude with the ability to adapt to challenges and any environment by creating positive lines of communication and problem-solving initiatives.


Brett Schlanger, PE


Brett has over 18-years of experience working as a civil engineer for both the public and private sector. His background is primarily land development with project experience ranging from residential and commercial to industrial. He has significant entitlement and design experience and has worked on all phases of planning and engineering projects. His design experience includes master drainage studies, site grading and drainage, wet utility design, roadway design, drainage infrastructure analysis and design, dry utility coordination and regional trail design. Brett’s extensive experience translates into efficient project management and coordination between team members and clients to ensure project success.


Chris Hawkins, PE


Chris is a graduate of Tennessee Tech with experience in residential and commercial development, power distribution, and large-scale earthwork and solar generation projects. He is an accomplished nature photographer, outdoor enthusiast and a hockey player. As a Project Engineer, Chris leads plan production, company CAD standards and training, and assists in hydrologic studies and site designs.



Owen Parker, PE


Owen comes from a diverse engineering background in survey, civil, mechanical, and environmental engineering. Owen is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a BS in Engineering. His experience as a land surveyor and civil designer gives him an in-depth understanding of the necessary data collection for a successful project.  As a certified remote pilot for unmanned aircraft systems, Owen also runs the aerial drone services for SET. When he is not engineering or flying drones, Owen will be found in the mountains climbing and skiing.


Dustin Fry

Civil Designer II

Dustin graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. From there he’s gathered extensive experience through his work on residential, commercial, and public developments across California and the Four Corners Region. He specializes in site planning, grading design, utility layouts, drainage design, and 3D modeling. When he’s not in the office, Dustin enjoys being outdoors, hiking and camping.


Aaron Holland

Civil Designer II

Aaron Holland manages SET’s Moab office and provides local expertise on constructability and code compliance.  Aaron assists the owners and architects during planning and pre-construction by providing real-time location services.  Using survey grade GPS technology to locate key site features Aaron allows team members to visualize the site and make adjustments real-time.  Additionally, construction management is streamlined through Aaron’s local presence and relationships with reviewing agencies, saving time and money.

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Riley Shea

Civil Designer I

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Megan Ellis


Megan has more than 20 years of hands-on experience leading a broad range of accounting and administrative teams.  She has spent her career in professional services with 10 years as a Controller.  Megan develops and maintains internal processes for SET Engineering, which includes finding the right technologies to integrate into the management systems while leading accounting and process change management. Motivated by new challenges and like-minded small to medium business entrepreneurs, Megan is an integral member of the SET Engineering team.

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