Stanley Consultants taps Mathew Roling to lead power generation practice

Roling is based in the company’s Denver offices, reporting to energy, power and environmental market leader Lance Sulzen. Member-owned Stanley Consultants is a worldwide provider of engineering, environmental and construction services.

“Matt will help us execute our strategy of delivering cost-effective distributed energy solutions to our clients, with an emphasis on microgrids, distributed energy resources, energy storage, reciprocating combustion engine installation, permitting and related projects,” Sulzen said. “Structure follows strategy and Matt will be a big part of defining and building that structure.”

Roling, most recently national business development leader at HDR, has been a business developer and strategist for all aspects of power generation, including natural gas plants, renewables, storage, distributed generation, data centers and integrated resource planning. He has also overseen broader engineering services, contracting, program management, greenfield & brownfield development, site assessments, marketing and public relations. Previously he was design engineer and account manager with General Electric and earned degrees in mechanical engineering and physics and an MBA.

Consulting engineering companies such as Stanley Consultants must change the way they do business away from a pure design approach to more of a consulting, adaptive one, Roling said.

“Front-end development on projects is becoming paramount. We can’t wait for the request for proposal to come out and respond,” Roling said. “Instead of just engineering, it’s economics, contract configuration, risk and asset management.”

Newer technologies can take time to take hold, Roling said. Smart grids, for example, are more of a concept now than the reality they will become in the future. And while adding such services as integrated resource planning will be important, it’s only part of the relationship, and Stanley Consultants will have to do the engineering on projects in order to be successful.

Since the 1950s, Stanley Consultants has served industrial pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, oil and gas and general manufacturing facilities along with utility infrastructure needs of institutions. It plans, designs, procures, manages, commissions and helps permit capital projects for a wide variety of clients, with specialists in natural resource planning and environmental compliance, investigation, cleanup and redevelopment to provide permitting and design support for a wide range of environmental projects. The company will shift more of its power and energy expertise to planning, consulting, decommissioning and full life cycle solutions.


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