Jared Schwennesen, P.E., was named the Rail Division Manager for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in June. In 2009, Schwennesen began his tenure with ODOT as an Engineer in Training. Since then, he held roles in Bridge Division; Traffic Division; Maintenance in ITS and Fiber Optics and Environmental Programs Division. His most recent position was serving as the assistant to the Director of Capital Programs.
In 2007, Schwennesen earned his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. In 2008, He went on to earn his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from OU and joined ODOT soon after. Additionally, he gained his professional engineering license in 2012. Having worked as a manager and designer in a diverse group of ODOT divisions, Schwennesen is prepared to lead Rail Division as it seeks to improve Oklahoma’s passenger and freight rail systems.
In Schwennesen’s time at the department, he has contributed to special initiatives such as the update of ODOT’s Strategic Plan, the rollout of OKroads.org, installation of electric vehicle charging stations, grant applications and bundling projects. He has also served as the Oklahoma Director of the Board for ITS Heartland.
Schwennesen lives with his wife, Brittni, and their son in Oklahoma City. In his time outside the office, Schwennesen supports the Sooners, bowls and golfs.