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2018 Engineering Leader Under 40: Nate Fossell, 39

Senior Project Manager, Interstates Control Systems Inc., Sioux Center, IA, United States

By McKenzie Burns, Production Coordinator September 13, 2018

Nate Fossell, Interstates Control Systems Inc.Nate Fossell, 39
Senior Project Manager
Interstates Control Systems Inc., Sioux Center, IA, United States
BS Civil & Environmental Engineering, South Dakota State University
MS Engineering, Emphasis in Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota State University

Nate’s career began after college when a mentor told him the best engineers can communicate, manage projects, solve problems, and transfer information efficiently. Since then, Nate has become a mentor himself, helping teams focus on what is needed to need and exceed client expectations. Over his years with Interstates, he has helped the Project Management team in refining our processes and has been involved in helping improve overall client experience. He has worked to become Project Management Professional certified with the Project Management Institute and is actively involved with the local PMI chapter. Nate has led several internal task forces to improve Interstate’s internal process, such as the new Functional Specification development process. He also leads an internal peer group of Lead level engineers to help them share best practices, celebrate their wins, and learn from each other’s challenges.

Fun Fact: Nate loves being active outdoors, primarily enjoying hunting and fishing.