Staff Spotlight: Thomas Lombardi

March 10, 2015 by Will Schnier P.E.

Thomas Lombardi HeadshotAt BIG RED DOG, we like to reflect on our team members that make our organization strong, creative, and supremely capable. This edition of our staff spotlight series introduces us to Thomas Lombardi, a Graduate Engineer in our Austin office. Learn more about Thomas below!


Where are you originally from?

Staten Island, New York

Tell us something really interesting about you.

I was the number 1 ranked Madden player in 2005 for a few months

Everyone at BIG RED DOG has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours?

I joined to reunite with a close friend

What drew you to the engineering field? 

I wanted to created something that impacted people everyday

What was your first job? 

Restocking cold bottled drinks at a 7-11

Who or what inspires you? 

To be my very best every day, no excuses

Thomas (right) and Bailey Harrington have some fun with each other in the Austin office.

Where’s your favorite place to eat in Austin?  

Vita 313

What do you like to do in your free time? 

Spend time with my fiancée in my home theater

What’s your favorite news source?


Do you have any pets?   

One yorkie named Xena



Describe your ideal vacation. 

At a Disney theme park

What would be impossible for you to give up?


Who is your favorite sports team?

New York Giants


BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting is always looking for exceptional candidates to join our team. You’ll join the BIG RED DOG team for two primary reasons – our Culture and our Entrepreneurial approach to running our company. Learn more on our Careers page.

Written by Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier P.E.

Will Schnier is the Chief Executive Officer of BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting. Will received his BSCE from Purdue University and co-founded BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting in 2009. Since starting the firm in 2009, BIG RED DOG has grown to over 100 team members with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. BIG RED DOG has garnered awards for being one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Texas (Business Journal’s Fast 50 in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) and an ENR top 100 Design Firm in Texas and Louisiana (2012, 2103, 2014, 2015). Mr. Schnier is very well versed in the project review and development permitting process having worked closely and very successfully with City and County review staff, neighborhood associations, environmental groups, and public boards and councils. He has been responsible for the project management, engineering design, and regulatory permitting of hundreds of single family subdivision projects, mixed use and multifamily residential developments, industrial facilities and oil and gas development projects throughout Texas. He is the author of two publications: “Land Subdivision – A Practical Guide for Central Texas” and “The Book on License Agreements in the City of Austin”. Will was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) in 2014 and served as Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s appointment to the City of Austin Zoning Board of Adjustment from 2011 to 2015.