Tim Austin, P.E. F.NSPE, is a Professional Engineer with the firm of Kaw Valley Engineering, Inc. His diverse work experience has provided him with a unique perspective of the engineering and construction industries. He is an experienced and accomplished manager in both the public and private sectors. At Kaw Valley, he serves numerous public and private clients. Mr. Austin brings exceptional interpersonal skills to the engineering profession. He is skilled in team management and works to bring value to the process. He is skilled in public relations, interacting with the media, the public, elected officials, and other public or quasi-public boards/bodies on a variety of topics. Mr. Austin has been and continues to be active in a number of professional and community organizations.
Currently his is co-chair of the National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee which is sponsored by the American Arbitration Association. He also currently chairs NSPE's Committee on Policy and Advocacy.
He is a past President of NSPE (2015-16). He previously served the Secretary for the Engineer’s Foundation of Kansas. He is a past president of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers and a past board member of NSPE. He previously served the Secretary for the Engineer’s Foundation of Kansas. He is a past board member of the Wichita Area Builders Association and currently serves on both the legislative and developers committees. He is a past chairman of the Wichita Art and Design Council which he chaired for 4 years. Mr. Austin has previously served as a past chairman of the Wichita Airport Advisory Board where he served 8 years, on the advisory board to the Real Estate Department at Wichita State University, on the governmental affairs committee for the Wichita Area Association of Realtors, past member of the Board of Trustees for Aldersgate United Methodist Church, and served on the founding committee of the Greater Wichita Area Economic Development Coalition.
In 2009 he was named an NSPE Fellow. Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Wichita State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kansas.