Justin Larson

Vice President of Engineering

Justin has over 15 years of engineering design and construction experience as a Civil Engineer working in the private sector for residential, commercial and utility-scale wind development companies. He received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 1999 and holds multiple engineering registrations across the country. Justin manages all facets of development engineering and surveying related activities including construction permitting, scheduling, estimating, ALTA and construction surveying, and sub-surface utility discovery. Along with a small staff of engineers, he manages all structural, civil, geotechnical and electrical engineering consultants and contractors and their work product.

Justin joined Tradewind in 2009, concluding two years of providing consulting services on their legacy wind projects in Kansas, Texas and Missouri. Upon joining the team, he focused closely on attenuating the sometimes-contrasting aspects between developing a project and building a project. He forged early relationships with engineering and construction teams from Enel, gaining an understanding of what they require from a developer to be successful in construction. In doing so, he was able to guide Tradewind’s development staff in a technically thoughtful way to set the stage for that eventual hand-off into construction while maintaining Tradewind’s high standards for development and landowner care. Many of the controls and processes that evolved from aligning the project’s technical and construction participants are still used and relied upon today and serve to convey a sense of thoughtful design with attention paid to both existing land uses and future operations.

An occasionally “avid” runner (when family/work life allows), wood worker, and resonator guitar aficionado, Justin resides in a river town along the Minnesota and Wisconsin border with his wife (a 5-year ovarian cancer survivor), and two children.