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Civil Engineering is an integral part of land development and construction projects, one that can affect multiple factors throughout the development process. This is why having a professional team on your side is essential, to ensure a project starts and finishes right. Raptor Civil Engineering is set apart from competitors because of its professional level of communication, proactive collaboration, and of course high-quality plans. Raptor Civil Engineering is Denver's fastest-growing firm, meet the RCE Team here!

Your Civil Engineering Team

ERIC BURTZLAFF, PE

Principal, Lead Engineer

Eric is the lead engineer and founder of Raptor Civil Engineering. Eric has worked in the Greater Denver area for over 10 years and has overseen hundreds of projects along the front range. Eric also has a passion for training and quality control within the firm. While he's not building the front range's next great civil engineering firm, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and living the Colorado lifestyle. He's also an avid golfer, skier, and poker player.

Erica Engelhard, PE

Senior Project Engineer

Erica is a Senior Project Engineer at Raptor Civil Engineering who recently passed her Professional Engineering exam. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech who was born and raised in the Denver area. After graduating college, she worked in Virginia for a few years before making the leap back to Colorado. Erica joined the Raptor team in February of 2021 and has enjoyed helping build the company with her love of engineering and CAD and her high technical prowess. Outside of work she enjoys climbing, mountain biking, and skiing as well as taking care of her two adorable dogs

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Hunter Julander, EI

Design Engineer

Hunter is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder and has been living in the Denver area his entire life. Originally working as a Field Engineer in various construction companies, Hunter realigned his career path to pursue a Design Engineer position with Raptor. With his high attention to detail and endless work ethic, he provides a versatile role to our team and has quickly adapted to his new profession. Outside of work, Hunter enjoys everything outdoors and frequents the mountains to ski and go fly fishing. Sko buffs!

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Adam Hamilton, EI

Design Engineer

Adam is a native to Colorado and a 2020 University of Wyoming Engineering graduate. Upon graduation, Adam joined a prominent Civil Engineering consulting firm in Omaha, Nebraska, where he gained roadway construction design and field experience. Prior to this, Adam gained hands-on experience designing and fabricating essential residential and commercial peripherals. At Raptor, Adam will be accountable for commercial and residential design engineering, which will capitalize on his keen ability to balance intellectual aptitude, in-field experience, and his engaging customer-oriented personality. Outside of work, Adam enjoys fishing in the summer, skiing in the winter, and hunting year-round.

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Dawson Snyder, EI

Design Engineer

Dawson graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in May 2022 majoring in Civil Engineering. He saw Raptor Civil Engineering as the perfect firm to start his career. Dawson has a pure passion for engineering and makes sure that he delivers the best work Raptor can give. His optimism and work ethic makes him a prominent addition to the engineering team. While he is not working, Dawson likes to enjoy the Colorado outdoors such as hiking, snowboarding, and golfing!

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Nolan Stuart

Design Engineer

Nolan is a Design Engineer at Raptor who is originally from the New England area. He got his Civil Engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston before moving to Denver. With various experiences in all sectors of civil design and construction, he joined the Raptor team in May of 2022. He enjoys the unique challenges that every new project brings and is excited to see what’s next for the firm. Outside of work, he loves to hike, ski and do just about anything outside rain or shine.

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Conrad Hawkins

Design Engineer

Conrad graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the fall of 2021 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. His passion of architecture and design led him to start his career in construction where he enjoyed hands on experience and physically engaging work. Now working at Raptor Civil Engineering he enjoys the complex intricacies of being a design engineer. With an aptitude of learning he quickly adapted to his new role and continues to be a dependable and diligent member of the team. Planting roots in sunny Colorado, Conrad finds joy outside of work in the outdoors either skiing or backpacking.

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Javier Hollines, EI

Design Engineer

Javier is a Design Engineer at Raptor Civil Engineering. He received his Civil Engineering degree from University of Colorado Boulder in May 2020. After a few years working as a design engineer on heavy civil and state DOT projects, Javier took a new career path working at Raptor. With his heavy experience in AutoCAD and creating designs for numerous projects across the western US, he will be an eminent addition to the engineering team. As a Colorado native, Javier enjoys trail running, rollerblading, and
yoga. He’s also an avid cook and baker.

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