Todd Stewart

Vice President of Project Management

Todd Stewart joined Zero Waste Energy in 2014 to lead the Project Management team and, with Joerg Blischke, further develop ZWE’s in-house engineering expertise.  Todd brings more than 30 years of broad experience and organizational skills in the area of complex technical project management in renewable and fossil fuel generation, and gas transmission projects.  His team employs PMI principles and processes to assure efficient and cost effective project execution.  He is a Professional Engineer and past president of the California Society of Professional Engineers, as well as a Certified Project Management Professional.

Professional History

General Manager – California Operations, Sparus Holdings Overall responsibility for managing and growing California business, emphasizing the gas transmission and distribution sectors as well as power generation and water/waste water business.

Sr. Director – Project Management, BrightSource Energy Led large, cross functional teams through the CEQA and NEPA permitting processes for the Ivanpah and Rio Mesa solar thermal power plant projects. Responsible for overall project permitting success from greenfield through permit receipt.

Northern California Operations Manager, Processes Unlimited, International Initiated and responsible for P/L for new business effort in the SF Bay Area.  Grew office to staff of 10 engineers in eighteen months.

President, WRMS Engineering Responsible for P/L of a medium sized engineering company supporting industrial power, gas transmission, and telecommunications market sectors.

Project Development Manager, Calpine Corporation Managed all aspects of CEQA permitting for the siting and licensing of the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility in San Jose. 


  • BS Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Professional Engineer – Mechanical, California
  • Project Management Professional

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