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 is skilled in cultivating positive relationships with Clients and colleagues alike.

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 PE12833


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