Charlie Penland

Charlie Penland

Charlie Penland, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Managing Principal

With more than 35 years of experience and as the Director of Civil Engineering in the firm's Houston office, Charlie is widely recognized for his contributions to civil engineering. His experience includes serving as project manager on complex building site plans and campus plans with an emphasis on cost control, sustainability, and master planning. Charlie’s special interest in Low-Impact Development, hydraulic design, hydrologic analysis, and flood protection has resulted in his being sought after by a variety of professional, industry, and educational organizations. He has made multiple presentations in the U.S. and Europe on flood protection design and emergency preparation and is a guest lecturer at universities.

Receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, Charlie is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Kentucky, and Illinois.

See Charlie's discussions on Low Impact Design Strategies for Rainwater and Worst Case Scenario: Resilient Design Weathers the Storm.

Name one problem in the world that you would most like to tackle?
Improving access to quality water supplies.
What’s your favorite way to pass time?
Why would I pass time? I want to capture it and use it.
Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
…the best opportunity for me to succeed; the size, culture, and types of work were a better fit.
Who or what inspires you?
The opportunity to make a difference for the better.


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"Protection and Place," Texas Architect, March/April 2017

"Low-Impact Development Yields High-Impact Project," civil+structural ENGINEER, October 2015

“Mapping Flood Events in Real-Time,” ASFPM, 2008