Lance Pettigrew, P.E.

Chief Executive Officer

Lance began his career working in the utility construction as a project manager/Engineer and estimator for J.C. Evans Construction Underground Electric Systems in Austin, Texas. Prior to joining Schneider Engineering in 2002, Lance worked as a consulting engineer performing utility relay and control design/ automation, grounding studies, motor starting studies, short circuit and protective device coordination studies, reliability studies, and commercial/industrial planning and design projects for both Cooperative and Municipal Clients.

Lance served as principal project engineer for the substation engineering group and provided technical and managerial oversight to the engineering and electric utility substations, including transmission ring bus and breaker-and-a-half schemes and numerous distribution bus configurations to include operate/ transfer and double breaker/double bus. With over 20 years of experience in the electrical engineering industry, coupled with his background in construction and extensive project budgeting experience, helps ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget constraints.

Lance has also provided technical and project management oversight for a number of service areas, including Smart-Grid/AMI planning and implementation services, overhead and underground distribution engineering practices and standards development. Lance also managed construction bidding and inspection practices, system planning, and utility business and operations consulting support. Lance has managed utility financial forecast projects, and represented our Clients in a variety of capacities in transmission and substation planning to regional G&T’s.

As CEO of Schneider Engineering, Lance is responsible for all engineering and business consulting project delivered by the firm.  Lance provides strategic direction and management to all Company divisions and project teams.

Lance is responsible for ensuring our Clients’ project expectations are met, that all projects are staffed with qualified technical and administrative resources, and that our Clients receive quality projects within budget and on schedule.



Who We Serve


Electric Cooperatives
Municipally-Owned Utilities
Power Generation
Industrial /
Oil & Gas
Investor-Owned Utilities


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