Paul A. Hobbs, P.E.

Senior Structural Engineer/Principal

Paul joined EV in 2001 on Presidents’ Day as a licensed Project Engineer and become an owner in 2011.  Over the years, he has loved having a large variety in his project work – from bridges, to custom structural commercial applications, to structural elements at a treatment plant.  He has a great passion for structural elements in health care.  

Paul completed his Masters of Civil Engineering, from Norwich University, graduating Cum Laude with a concentration in Structural Engineering while working full-time at EV and raising 2 small children.  

With over 20 years of experience in structural design, Paul finds particular interest and provides expertise in the scale and complexity of industrial projects, hospital renovations and municipal facilities. 

Some of Paul’s recent notable projects include the Welded Rotor Facility at GE in Schenectady, the Baird 7 expansion at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont and the Peak Lodge located at the top of Killington Peak in Killington, Vermont.

Outside of work, Paul volunteers coaching Little League baseball. He has served as the Young Member Representative for the Vermont chapter of ASCE and is currently a member of SEAVT and AISC. As a structural designer and project manager, Paul is committed to building project teams which provide unified and consistent support to the client and owner.

What’s your favorite way to pass time?

Listen to stories.

What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?

It’s a long career. Don’t feel rushed or pressured to do too much too fast.  Take your time and learn your craft.  Invest in yourself and as the years go by, you will get there with hard work.

Who or what inspires you?

My wife and cardiologist.

How does engineering make a difference in the world?

Answer here.

If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?

I’d love to be a doctor.

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on?

The Killington Peak Lodge.