Brian Dowd

Brian Dowd

SVP and Group Manager, California
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Serving as Senior Vice President and Group Manager, Brian Dowd is responsible for providing operational oversight and strategic direction of California, Granite’s largest diversified operating group. Brian is responsible for providing the vision and standards for financial, safety, and environmental performance, business growth, and employee development throughout California’s construction and construction materials businesses.


Since 1986, Brian has served in various estimating, project management, and leadership roles across the company. In addition to his operational experience, Brian has held corporate positions as leader of Granite’s employee development initiative, and vice president of human resources. In 2007, he transitioned back to operations where he was the regional manager in Sacramento, California, and successfully guided the region through one of the toughest economic climates Granite has experienced.

Brian holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a registered engineer in the states of California and Nevada.


American Society of Civil Engineers Member since 1985
Associated General Contractors (AGC) – Nevada Chapter Board of Directors 2017 – 2020
University of Nevada - Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Advisory Board 2018 – 2020
California State University, Sacramento - Civil Engineering Program Industry Advisory Committee 2009 – 2017
The Road Information Program Board Member 2015 – 2017
American Leadership Forum Mountain Valley Chapter Board of Directors 2011 – 2015
Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2011 – 2015
California Construction and Industrial Minerals Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee 2021-Present