Brian Dowd

Brian Dowd

SVP, Construction
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One of three Senior Vice Presidents of Construction, Brian Dowd is responsible for operational oversight of Granite’s western operating regions, including those in California, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. Brian is responsible for providing strategic vision and standards for financial, safety, and environmental performance. He is experienced in driving financial performance, business growth, and employee development. 


Since joining Granite in 1986, Brian has held a variety of corporate and operational leadership positions across the organization, and has extensive experience leading high performing teams in tackling complex projects.


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