Michael Blose, PE, MBA

Vice President, Director of Engineering


Mr. Blose has over 20 years of experience in management, design, and inspection of environmental, civil and water resource engineering for federal, state, local, and private projects. He oversees the engineering department and leads a variety of projects including those related to stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, stream restoration, geomorphic assessments, NPDES and TMDL compliance, FEMA, drainage, hydrology, structure/stream hydraulics, permitting, water quality, water and wastewater, and watershed management. His industry experience includes his work as an approved Sediment and Stormwater Management Expedited Plan Reviewer for the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Blose earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance at Loyola University, and is Rosgen Stream Restoration Certified (LV I – IV). Mike’s areas of expertise include:

  • Stormwater management design
  • Hydrology and hydraulic modeling (1D/2D)
  • Coastal engineering
  • Drainage design
  • Stream and wetland design
  • Dam safety and breach analyses
  • NPDES/TMDL/MS4 compliance
  • Erosion and sediment control design
  • Program management
  • Environmental permitting

“Engineering is about solving problems, and it’s what we do every day. Solving problems that benefit our communities and the environment is what makes it personal and why it’s so rewarding to me.”

Tell us about your most exciting or rewarding project at Straughan.

Providing TMDL program management support as the SWM Retrofit Implementation Manager for the Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration where Straughan was awarded Outstanding Consultant Award Support Award.

Favorite quote:

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” – Vince Lombardi

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Fly fishing