Matt O’Brien

Design Engineer

Matt O’Brien discovered engineering at an early age after participating in a Future City competition while in middle school. Working with his team members and watching STEM come to life, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in engineering. Over the course of his education, Matt developed a passion for the built environment and enjoys working on projects in the communities he grew up in.

Matt currently serves as a Design Engineer in EEA’s Grayslake office where he focuses on creating site plans for land development projects involving plan production, site grading, utility design, and stormwater management. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University and is a certified Engineer in Training (EIT). As a problem solver with a strong attention to detail, Matt showcases his commitment to not only meeting, but exceeding client needs and expectations.

Outside of the office, you can find Matt cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams, working on his golf game, or relaxing to music.


Favorite karaoke song: “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne or “Santeria” by Sublime.