Tom Thibodeau, P.E.

Tom began college as a business major, but was encouraged by a friend who was studying electrical engineering to give it a try. Always interested in finding out how things work, he found it a good fit and graduated with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

As a principal and senior resource engineer at Alvine Engineering, Tom enjoys helping younger people develop their skills so that they can take on leadership roles. This passion for teaching extends to clients, too. Since the 1990s, Tom has been working on various projects for First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), including projects like branch banks, First National Business Park, and First National Tower tenant improvements. This has led to a strong relationship where FNBO trusts Tom and his team to not only handle projects, but answer questions and give dependable advice.

Tom has recognized the architecture, engineering, and construction industry’s increasing dependence on technology throughout his career. While he encourages his team members to embrace this technology, especially as trends like virtual meetings become more popular, he also stresses the importance of in-person collaboration. By working together across disciplines, Tom believes the industry will continue to push innovation and create spaces that are more efficient and people-focused.

Highlights

  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member
  • City of Omaha Building Board of Review Current Vice Chairman of the Board

“I’ve seen technology transform our industry and I’m excited about how it might shape the future, but I also hope that future engineers will never lose sight of the value of in-person collaboration.”

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