KDOT Announces New Hire For District Five Engineer

Nick Squires has been selected as the Kansas Department of Transportation District Five Engineer.

According to a news release from KDOT Thursday, District Five is responsible for construction and maintenance including snow and ice removal on the 4,949 miles of state highways in the area. It includes 18 counties: Rush, Pawnee, Edwards, Kiowa, Comanche, Barton, Stafford, Pratt, Barber, Rice, Reno, Kingman, Harper, Harvey, Sedgwick, Sumner, Butler and Cowley.

Squires graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He started his career with KDOT as a college intern before being hired in 2003 in the Construction Office in Pratt. In 2004, Squires was promoted to Pratt Area Construction Engineer. From there he went on to serve as the District Five Construction and Materials Engineer in 2018.

“This role has an entirely different set of challenges than what I have previously been accustomed to, and it felt like the right time to step in and tackle them. It will be different, but the good thing is we have a lot of great people in District Five that are fantastic at their job,” Squires said. “I hope I can continue to help them do what they do best.”

Squires has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 19 years, and they have two daughters, Danielle and Erin. He enjoys spending time with his family, working on old cars and doing woodworking.