Stanley Consultants Expands Power Delivery Group

Jan. 23, 2015 

Two experienced power delivery professionals, Don Douglas and Kevin Elveton, have joined Stanley Consultants’ Energy Business Unit.  Douglas has been hired as the Senior Power Delivery Group Manager, and Elveton has joined as the Transmission and Distribution Group Manager.  Both are located in the firm’s Denver, Colorado office.

Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm.  With a focus on power generation, power delivery, and plant and building services, the company’s Energy Business Unit provides engineering and supporting professional services to a wide range of clients.

In his new role as Senior Power Delivery Group Manager, Douglas will plan and direct the activities of the Power Delivery Group, which encompasses over 150 transmission, substation and distribution professionals working in multiple offices.   He comes well qualified to the position with over 35 years of diverse experience in electric utility transmission and distribution planning, engineering, operations and construction.  He is also well versed in electric market structure, regional transmission organizations, and regulatory affairs.   For 30 years he honed his skills in engineering and strategic planning management as he advanced through the ranks at a large electric utility in Ohio.  In the late 1990s and early 2000s he was instrumental in leading teams from nine large electric utilities and consulting firms in the development of a joint venture to create a for-profit transmission company/ regional transmission organization.  He has most recently served as a consultant for electric utilities in areas of advanced technology and transmission operations.

In his new position as Transmission and Distribution Group Manager, Elveton reports to Douglas.  He comes to the position with over 20 years of experience in civil / structural engineering and over 10 years in power delivery management.  He has a strong background in project management, engineering management, and business development and a proven track record of expansion and growth while working at large utility, construction, and consulting engineering firms.  In this senior level position, Elveton is responsible for all aspects of the transmission and distribution group.   He will execute group plans and manage line organization functions, work to expand business volume, set budgets, and supervise department managers and group staff members to meet established objectives.

The addition of Douglas and Elveton will enhance the experience and expertise of the firm’s already well-respected energy business service. “Don and Kevin are strategic additions to our power delivery team,” said Steve Schebler, Stanley Consultants Energy Business Leader and Senior Vice President.  “They are accomplished professionals, and their depth of knowledge of the power delivery industry will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

Stanley Consultants has a long history of serving clients in the energy arena.  The 101-year-old firm has provided planning, engineering and construction inspection services for thousands of substation, transmission and distribution, and plant and building projects around the world. The company is ranked 75th in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual ranking of the country’s top 500 design firms and consistently ranks high on publication’s list of the top providers in multiple energy related categories. 

Ongoing projects include a 250-mile stretch of 345kV transmission line that will connect new renewable generation resources and help meet projected electric growth in southern and western Minnesota and the Dakotas, and construction services for 35 miles of 230 kV transmission line in Washington.


About Stanley Consultants: Founded in 1913, Stanley Consultants is a global consulting engineering firm that provides program management, planning, engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide. Recognized for its commitment to client service and a passion to make a difference, Stanley Consultants brings global knowledge, experience and capabilities to serve clients in the energy, water, transportation and Federal markets.   Since 1913, Stanley Consultants has successfully completed more than 25,000 engagements in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in 103 countries.  For more information on Stanley Consultants, please visit