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Lael Alderman, PE

Principal Engineer

Lael is a key Murraysmith water system engineer with expertise in planning, design, and field engineering. During his tenure with the firm, he has been involved in a variety of reservoir and pipeline projects. His experience includes reservoir site analysis and the design of related systems: piping and valve vaults, stormwater and reservoir overflow conveyance and detention/treatment facilities, and retaining walls.  


Lael lives in Portland with his wife and twin daughters.

Best place to be when you aren’t working: At home with the fireplace roaring

Favorite musician(s): The Smiths, The 1975, Ryan Adams

Favorite food/beverage: Homemade apple pie/bourbon whiskey neat

Curious about: People who say they have nothing to do. How does that work?


Murraysmith Since


Office Location

Portland, OR


Professional Engineer – OR & WA


BS, Civil Engineering, Portland State University

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