Joseph (Joe) Waterfield

Joseph (Joe) Waterfield, P.E., LEED AP, CEM, RCDD

Vice President Business Group Director - Facilities


As a Vice President and Business Group Director of LAN’s Facilities Group, Joseph Waterfield, P.E., is responsible for the implementation of quality assurance procedures on projects involving design and support for institutional, commercial, governmental and industrial facilities.

Waterfield has more than 40 years of electrical engineering experience, 23 of them with LAN. Under his leadership, the firm has worked on a vast array of project types such as transit systems, research and development facilities, water/wastewater treatment plants, material handling systems, distributed logic environmental monitoring and control, university utility distribution and aviation projects of all types. 

Waterfield’s success stems from a client-first approach developed from a decade of experience managing a manufacturing business and 33 years as an engineering consultant. He sees clients’ objectives from their perspective and matches resources with the requirements to meet those objectives. This approach, combined with his expertise in leading multi-disciplined design teams, consultants and contractors, has helped LAN manage significant projects such as:

  • Transportation Security Administration Passenger Screening Upgrades, Western Region for Boeing Company
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) Terminal E Rehabilitation Program
  • Energy Engineering Analysis Projects, Multiple Locations in United States for Defense Commissary Agency
  • Composite Materials Manufacturing Facility, Murted AFB, Turkey
  • Campus Electrical System Conversion, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

In addition to being licensed as a professional engineer in 46 states, Waterfield also is a LEED-accredited professional, registered communication distribution designer, certified energy manager, energy auditor, measurement and verification professional, and a green building engineer. His sensitivity to environmental impacts and practical appreciation of operational issues is reflected in his project approach. The common thread connecting Waterfield’s diverse experience is a series of satisfied clients.


Master of Electrical Engineering, Rice University

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Rice University


Association of Energy Engineers

Building Industry Consulting Services International

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

National Fire Protection Association

National Society of Professional Engineers

Society of Military Engineers

Code Advisory Panel - DFW Airport