Mr. Owaidat is the President and CEO of Odin Construction Solutions, Inc., a national environmental and infrastructure construction company with headquarters in Rocklin, CA and offices in Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Charlotte, NC, and Bordentown, NJ. As President of Odin Construction Solutions, Inc., Mr. Owaidat oversees the planning, operations, development, marketing and finances of the company. Also, he provides input to design, planning, and execution of complex geotechnical and infrastructure projects at sites nationwide.
Mr. Owaidat holds a B.S.C.E. (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering) from the University of Missouri, Rolla, MO and an M.S.C.M. (Master of Science in Construction Management) from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. He is a founding member and past President of the Construction Institute-American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Sacramento Chapter, and past president of the ASCE—Sacramento Section. He has authored or co-authored twelve technical papers on levees, soil improvement and slurry wall construction. Mr. Owaidat is recipient of several prestigious awards, including ASCE’s 2019 and 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service, 2015 Outstanding Project in the State of California, ASCE’s 2013 Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector in the State of California, ASCE’s 2010 Charles Pope Construction award, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Pacific Division Contractor of the Year in 2005 and 2007
Mr. Owaidat actively supports his community. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University in Sacramento. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Sacramento Country Day School. He chairs the Alfred Golze Scholarship fundraising committee for ASCE, which awards scholarships to deserving civil and construction engineering students in the greater Sacramento area. He also chairs and organizes fundraising events for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He resides in Loomis, California with his wife Maya and his children Hana, Julia, and Malek.
Over his thirty-year career Mr. Owaidat has successfully overseen the construction of more than 400 environmental, infrastructure and geotechnical construction projects with a combined total value of more than $1 billion. His noteworthy projects include a 44 mile levee rehabilitation project in Northern California valued at over $200 million; a 3.2 million square foot soil-cement-bentonite cutoff wall for strengthening of the American River Levee in Sacramento, CA which is the largest project of its kind in the United States; the largest set-back levee in Northern California; the Rio Salado Town Lake, a 200 acre man-made lake in the middle of the Salt River in Tempe, Arizona; and a five-year program valued over $200 million to close a large mining legacy site in the State of Washington.