Norbert W. Peyfuss, P.E.
Norbert, a Senior Advisor to IO Sustainability, formed Resources Aligned in 2015 following a nearly three-decade successful career in civil and geotechnical engineering, that included assignments in the central thru western U.S., Central and South America, Canada, Africa, Russia, and Southeast Asia on water resources, mining, and infrastructure projects. This includes two years teaching introductory thru AP levels of Spanish at a top-ranked jr./sr. public high school in Denver. Resources Aligned focuses on for- and non-profit domestic and international projects aligning people and their education, water, land, and food, and specifically where these components complement one another and lead to impactful, sustainable projects generating economic development.
He holds BS and MS degrees in civil and geotechnical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. He is fluent in Spanish (including technical Spanish) and German, and speaks some Portuguese. Formative years through high school were spent primarily in South America (Peru, Paraguay, Chile), and in the U.S.
His engineering experience includes key technical and project management positions. He blends a systematic approach, broad-based engineering experience, and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and stakeholders to identify, evaluate, and solve problems. He has a multi-cultural mindset and espouses an understanding of socio-economic issues, including the need for projects to obtain “social license” for their successful development.
Engineering assignments included analysis and design, subsurface investigations, and construction support on small to large, world-class projects. Design work ranged from project siting and alternatives assessments through conceptual and bankable feasibility studies and final design, third-party design reviews, value engineering, risk assessments, and forensic studies.
Practice Areas: Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Dams and Water Resources, Mining, Project Management. Higher Education Entrepreneurialism. For- and non-profit domestic and international projects aligning people and their education, water, land, and food, and related economic development.