Mr. Gutkowski is one of the leading water resources/environmental engineers at Clark Dietz and has a wide range of experience in planning and design, specializing in stormwater, wastewater collection, water supply and water distribution. His stormwater experience includes master plan development and hydrologic/hydraulic modeling on projects that contain low impact design, floodplain/floodway analysis, FEMA floodplain map revisions, and capital improvement plans.
Chris is a Certified Floodplain Manager experienced with design of open channel projects focusing on erosion issues, conveyance capacity and riparian zone preservation/restoration, as well as analysis and design of storm sewers and wetland detention ponds. Combined and sanitary sewer experience includes sewer overflow elimination studies, system and treatment plant modeling, and sewer design. Water main design work ranges from large transmission mains to local distribution mains, well design and pipeline integrity analysis. He has also led several community wide sewer and water main mapping projects using GIS.
Chris earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Illinois before joining Clark Dietz in 2006. Since then, he was awarded the 2015 Clark Dietz President’s Award, is the Vice President of ASCE-Central Illinois Section, is a past President of ASCE – Central Illinois Section East Branch, and has mentored youth through his organization of Engineers in the Classroom in the local community.
When he’s not at work, Chris likes to spend his time outdoors, biking, running, playing kickball, traveling and supporting Millikin University athletics where his wife is the assistant woman’s basketball coach.