Staff

As a professional services company, Century West understands that our staff is our most important asset. Our clients keep coming back to us because of their relationships with the responsive, informed, and talented people who work here. From Northern Idaho to Southern Oregon, we work as a team to deliver high quality municipal and aviation consulting services.

Ralph Wessels, PE
Federal Way, Washington
Senior Project Manager
BUSINESS HISTORY
Ralph has over 40 years of experience in the transportation industry for roads, highways, and airports as a project manager, project engineer, manager of technical engineering disciplines, or manager of the business aspect of transportation. His experience includes design and construction of a number of new highways, and safety, pavement, and restoration projects on existing highways. His experience includes management of the safety and travel analysis sections in the Washington Department of Transportation's (WSDOT's) Transportation Data Office and as the Materials Engineer for WSDOT’s Northwest region. He has served in a volunteer capacity for a number of organizations including as a board member of the State Transportation Improvement Board for eight years, a board member of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington for 18 years, and as a member of the Pierce County Parks & Recreation Department’s Trails Technical Working Group.
FUN FACTS
  • What is your favorite movie? Gone with the Wind since it has multiple sub-stories set in a historical context.
  • What’s the best place to be when you aren’t working? Behind handlebars or in the back country.
  • What would surprise people about you? Most people think by my casual demeanor I would not be a military veteran and are surprised by learning I was a MP and served in Vietnam.