Our People

Offering Highly Skilled Expertise
The employees of Mesa Associates are the heartbeat of our company. Mesa’s staff of over 850 professional, technical, and administrative personnel are culturally diverse, sensitive to client desires, and highly skilled in their fields. Mesa’s founder considered the Mesa team as Associates rather than employees and named the company accordingly.

Mesa’s associates are encouraged to treat their area of responsibility as if it were their own business. We believe that if the company will take care of employees, the employees will look out for the client, and the client will reward Mesa with more business.

Areas of Expertise
Mesa has a diverse workforce, not only with regard to race and gender, but also with regard to skillsets and talents. Here’s a few of the positions filled by Mesa’s associates:

  • Architects
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Panel Technicians
  • CAD Technicians
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Equipment Specialists
  • Protection Control Engineers
  • Communication Engineers
  • Field Technicians
  • Purchasing Specialists
  • Construction Managers
  • Fire Protection Engineers
  • Realty Specialists
  • Design Staff & Drafters
  • Foundation Engineers
  • Relay Settings Engineers
  • Distribution Engineers
  • HVAC Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Document Control Technicians
  • I&C Engineers
  • Substation Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Assembly Technicians
  • Surveyors
  • Electrical Test Specialists
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Transmission Engineers

Our engineers and designers have experience in electric utility, heavy industrial, and government facilities for many companies. We utilize this experience to provide the latest practices to all projects. The depth and breadth of our resources provides a wide spectrum of ideas and technology in the performance of engineering activities on various projects.

Mesa University

Successful training of associates serves as a key element for customer satisfaction. We offer various types of in-house training to all our associates in order to enhance their knowledge, capabilities, and career. Technical and professional development courses are carefully designed for associates of all experience levels. All Mesa associates are required to go through a rigorous training and certification process to ensure we do each job right the first time.

We also offer training for our customers upon request. Please contact Mesa University ([email protected]) for more info.


It is important to Mesa to employ a diverse workforce of men and women including people of many generations, and people from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds. We believe our demographics improve employee satisfaction, productivity and retention. Diversity adds value to our customers and our employees.

"I enjoy the diversity of projects I get to work on. Every project brings new challenges which helps me with my professional development. I have freedom and complete ownership of my jobs. At Mesa, there is always someone ready to help which boosts my confidence in tackling difficult projects"

Aneesh Davalbhakta, PE - Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls Engineer, Knoxville, TN

"I'm proud to be an engineer at Mesa as we execute many projects for many different clients. This gives me education, critical thinking skills, and client relationship experience that I don't think I'll be able to get anywhere else. "

Derrick Shaver, PE, FPE - Mechanical Engineer/Fire Protection Engineer, Knoxville, TN

"I enjoy my engineering work at Mesa as it allows me to help our clients solve problems they are having. Our works allows me to participate in the initial studies to determine how to solve the problem, develop the design to be implemented, and then see the project constructed and placed in service. Throughout this process I get to establish a good relationship with my co-workers and the client. "

Bernardino "Dino" Nanni, PE - Mechanical Engineer, Chattanooga, TN

"One of the most rewarding aspects of being an Engineer at Mesa is using your technical training and education to help clients in critical need of getting their problem solved. Often these are unique time-sensitive problems that require more than standard solutions. The collaboration between the client and various other parties within Mesa is a key building block for developing long-term satisfaction and trust, and it is a wonderful feeling to see the client go away with that peace of mind"

Kevin Westervelt, PE, SE - Structural Engineer, Knoxville, TN