Rodney C. Sorenson
Vice President, Pre-Construction Services
Since 1984, Rod and his staff have prepared detailed quotations, budgets, and proposals for thousands of projects worth billions of dollars. In addition, he serves as Wasatch Electric’s in-house electrical engineer with responsibility for design-build engineering, peer design assistance, value engineering, systems coordination, product specification, and production of electrical design documents. He has also been project manager on many of Wasatch Electric’s design-build and ultra-fast-track projects.
Regardless of whether he is preparing accurate, timely estimates and budgets, managing a project, or designing the right systems for a client’s needs, Rod always seeks to provide effective solutions that deliver high-performance operation and maximum return on investment.
Rod began his employment at Wasatch Electric in 1981 while finishing his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Utah. His attention to detail as an Estimator and Assistant Project Manager ultimately secured his appointment as Estimating Manager in 1984. In 1986, Rod added engineering manager responsibilities to his job description. He also oversaw the company’s implementation of computer-aided drafting and its expansion into BIM modeling. In 2015, Rod was named Vice President of Pre-Construction Services.
During Rod’s tenure, he has assisted with a broad range of projects, such as multi million-dollar electronic chip fabrication facilities for Hewlett-Packard, Hyundai Electronics, AMI, Micron, and IMFT. In addition, he has worked on a major league soccer stadium, food processing facilities, hydroelectric plants, convention centers, and large shopping mall complexes.
Rod has also helped engineer several highly sophisticated military projects, including an armament overhaul, hydraulic flight, and munitions test facilities. In the private sector, he has been involved in the construction of data centers, computer simulation facilities, sophisticated laboratories, major office towers, theatres, and modern healthcare facilities.
Married with four children, Rod loves the outdoors and can be found scuba diving, snow skiing, and backpacking—all with camera in hand.