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Neil Snyder

Manager III-Program Management Research | 303-275-4365

Neil Snyder has more than 35 years of experience in engineering, science and technical management. He has chiefly focused on developing complex systems and his specific expertise is leadership. As a senior and executive manager he has used skills developed through military officer education and training. He has managed projects and programs in multiple domains, including renewable and nuclear energy, environmental science and engineering, astronautical engineering, defense systems, and military engineering. He has expertise in both traditional systems engineering and in developing complex systems at various levels of technological maturity. By working in technical areas across multiple cutting edge domains, including geothermal, and through formal education in civil/environmental engineering and earth sciences, he has acquired familiarity level expertise in many technical fields including environmental management and restoration activities, geothermal systems development, and military engineering. He is a registered professional civil engineer and certified project management professional. His areas of expertise are senior and executive management, program/project management, and civil/environmental engineering.

Research Interests

Geothermal systems development

Environmental management and restoration

Systems engineering and integration


M.S. in civil engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

MBA in project management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA

B.S. in civil engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

B.S. in geology/earth science, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Featured Publications

Snyder, N., and A. Schwab. "Approaches for Planning and Implementing Sustainable Energy Growth in a Complex World (Preprint)." Paper presented at the 2012 World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver, CO, May 2012. NREL/CP-6A20-54506.

Snyder, N. "Sustainable Energy Economy: The Next Challenge for Systems Engineers (Preprint)." Paper presented at the 2008 INCOSE International Symposium, The Netherlands, June 2008. NREL/CP-150-42991.

Snyder, N., and M. Antkowiak. "Applying Systems Engineering in a Renewable Energy Research and Development Environment." Paper presented at the International Council on Systems Engineering 2010 (INCOSE 2010), Chicago, IL, July 2010. NREL/CP-6A10-48159.

Full list of Neil Snyder publications (NREL)