Let’s change the world for the better

Smoky Hill Engineering, LLC, is a Colorado-based Civil and Structural Engineering Consulting Company. Our staff members represent one of the best Denver Engineering Firms, and are highly skilled and experienced Professional Engineers (PEs) with licenses to practice in most of the states. We provide services to clients from a broad range of industries. Our client list comprises developers, small and large contractors, builders, EPC companies, architect offices, public agencies, power companies, and renewable energy companies. Our overhead cost is minimal, which means that we charge our clients only for the time and resources spent on the project. Providing quality engineering service with cost reduction is our hallmark.

A Team Built to Solve

Smoky Hill Engineering, LLC, is a Colorado-based Civil and Structural Engineering Consulting Company. Our staff members represent one of the best Denver Engineering Firms, and are highly skilled and experienced Professional Engineers (PEs) with licenses to practice in most of the states. We provide services to clients from a broad range of industries. Our client list comprises developers, small and large  contractors, builders, EPC companies, architect offices, public agencies, power companies, and renewable energy companies. Our overhead cost is minimal, which means that we charge our clients only for the time and resources spent on the project. Providing quality engineering service with cost reduction is our hallmark. 

Our Values

Do work that matters

We’re dedicated to creating a meaningful impact on one of the greatest challenges of human existence: climate change. Our driving force is our shared passion and commitment to build a better world for future generations, while creating prosperity for all.

Become invaluable partners

We succeed through helping our partners sustainably upgrade their properties, uncover hidden profit opportunities, and become power players in the important, emerging, clean-energy economy. We stay engaged and supportive for the long-run to deliver impactful, profitable, and timely results.

Be good people

We act with respect, honesty, integrity, and dignity toward each other, our partners, and everyone in between and all around. We hold ourselves and each other accountable in order to deliver reliable solutions that achieve real results.

Create community

We are a dynamic, distributed workforce that’s committed to true collaboration and alignment. As a team of disruptors, leaders, idealists, and realists, we value and embrace everyone’s diverse backgrounds, skills, and expertise. By fostering an inclusive culture, we’re building an empowered community where all can connect, belong, and thrive.

Think outside the parcel

Our team approaches challenges with enthusiasm and fresh eyes. We encourage creativity and innovative thinking by fostering a supportive environment to learn, share, grow, and experiment. Our collective ingenuity delivers impactful results for our partners and allows us to stay agile and resilient in an industry that is constantly changing.

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MEET THE TEAM

Demeke B. Ashebo, Ph.D., P.E., Principal

Demeke has a wealth of experience spanning over 18 years in diverse industries, including aviation, transportation, energy and industrial projects. With his dexterity in civil and structural engineering, Demeke exhibits responsiveness and a strong desire to meet clients’ expectations right from the pre-design site selection process through to the completion stages of their projects.

Prior to founding Smoky Hill Engineering, LLC, Demeke worked with leading global companies such as Boeing, Abengoa, Gannett Fleming Inc, AWS Truepower LLC, Kiewit, and Quanta Services; held senior engineering and managerial positions; and contributed immensely to the growth of these organizations.

A few of his experiences in the civil and structural engineering industry encompass engineering analysis and design, QA/QC, EPC and Design-Build projects, contract documents, technical specification, field inspection, independent engineering, and project management. In addition to this, Demeke has contributed immensely to the advancement of civil and structural engineering research and development. He published his research works in reputable peer-reviewed journals in the industry. His publications can be found at google scholar.

Demeke holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, M.Sc. in Structural Engineering and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer holding licenses in multiple states.

Randall A. Lopez, E.I.T., Civil and Structural Engineer

Randall joined Smoky Hill Engineering as a civil and structural engineer responsible for analyzing and designing civil and structural engineering projects. Randall supports our engineering design and permit scopes of works, and helps the team in meeting our clients’ design needs. Besides, Randall is involved with civil and structural engineering inspection of various size projects. Randall is well versed in AutoCAD 3D, Mathcad, and several FEM programs. Randall has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

Erik M. Mackell, Quality Control (QC) and Commissioning Engineer

Erik joined Smoky Hill Engineering as Quality Control (QC) and Commissioning Engineer with a degree in chemical & biological engineering and a minor in business administration from Colorado State University. Erik has international experience as a client-focused problem solver answering all questions, comments, and concerns. This includes providing thorough technical knowledge regarding facility plumbing & electrical equipment, verifying PLC communication protocols, electrical control panel wiring, and training of clients on operation of equipment while also providing any necessary documentation to customers. Erik also has management and contractor experience in water filtration systems.

Tanner Schropp, Quality Control (QC) Engineer

Tanner obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa. Upon receiving his Civil Engineering degree, Tanner worked as a construction engineer for two years as he gained valuable inspection and QA/QC work experience on various transportation projects. Tanner joined Smoky Hill Engineering as a Quality Control (QC) Field Engineer. He is responsible for quality control engineering of airfield paving, CMU wall installations, civil works, underground utility, and concrete and steel structures. He oversees several construction activities and ensures constructions are conducted in accordance with approved drawings, specifications, approved submittals, and RFIs. Tanner has built relationships among contractors, designers, and clients alike.