Matthew J. Nichols, P.E., LEED AP

Engineering Program Director

Matt began working for Benchmark in 2004 on the Walmart remodel team as a designer and quickly moved into a Project Coordinator/QC specialist role.  He was later promoted to Program Manager where he managed the day to day operations of multiple project types for several national clients.   Currently, Matt holds the role of Benchmark Group’s Engineering Program Director.  He is a Professional Engineer, LEED® AP certified, and is licensed in 27 states.

Matt has extensive project experience which includes design in lighting, power, refrigeration, and energy management systems.  As a Program Manager, he prepared proposals, handled project budget development, analyzed and managed project performance, coordinated project schedules, and performed quality checks.  In his current role as Engineering Program Director, Matt uses his experience to manage, direct, and improve operations for Benchmark Group’s engineering teams while ensuring the continued development and exceptional performance of Staff, and the overall success of Clients’ projects.  Matt has a dynamic personality that inspires Staff to work to their fullest potential, and he is skilled in cultivating positive relationships with clients and colleagues.


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City


National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) / LEED

Licensed in:

AR – 13644
AZ – 50399
CA – 20374
CO – PE-44469
HI – 14170-E
ID – 14328
KS – 21202
LA – 35452
MN – 48343
MO – PE-2010003342
MS – 21423
MT – 19541
NC – 045632
ND – PE-6758
NE – E-13434
NM – 19919
NV – 022398
OK – 25651
OR – 84590PE
SC – 34779
SD – 10117
TX – 104381
TX Firm – F-12018 – PEF
UT – 7683898-2202
VA – 0402058358
WI – 42954-6
WV – 18821
WY – PE 12833