Greg Knutson206.313.1584
Greg Knutson
Field Operations Manager | Seattle

Bringing leadership, dedication, and passion to his current position, Greg is the Field Operations Manager for our Seattle office. He is responsible for project safety, supervision and coordination of tradespeople and subcontractors, and supervision of Mortenson personnel in the performance of concrete, masonry, carpentry and materials installation, materials expediting, site usage, layout, and general direction of work.

In 2010 Greg was instrumental in the delivery of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a pioneer in the use of 3-D and 4D technologies in the building construction industry. His role as General Superintendent at the time included the application and integration of technology and the implementation of it in the field. Greg worked with Stanford University's "CIFE" (Center for Integrated Facility Engineering) and Disney Imagineering to help develop the CommonPoint Software tool used to build the concert hall. He continues to share his expertise as a presenter of VDC technology and is closely involved with FIATECH (a consortium focused on bringing the benefits of technology to capital projects and facilities).

Greg provided oversight to the immensely complex Seattle Seawall Reconstruction project on the Elliott Bay waterfront and oversaw field operations in our Portland office from 2017-2019. Most recently, Greg led the design team and oversight of the Temporary Roof Support (TRS) of the 44-million-pound historical roof of Climate Pledge Arena (formerly Key Arena).

Having worked for Mortenson since 1977, Greg has held many roles with the organization, including construction executive, superintendent, and safety director. Greg is an innovative thinker and a leading member of Mortenson's Technology Development Team. During his tenure, he has traveled extensively, building complex and technical projects in Washington, California, Oregon, Minnesota, Colorado, Idaho, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Kansas, Iowa, and Florida. Before moving to Seattle, Greg worked in Mortenson's Minneapolis and Energy Group branch offices. Greg has been instrumental in improving Mortenson's safety program and managed the company's first OSHA Voluntary Protection Program.

Though Greg is usually hard at work, he leads a well-rounded and exciting lifestyle outside business hours. In his free time, you can catch Greg playing tennis, scuba diving with sharks in the Florida Keys, Slalom water skiing when the opportunity presents itself, and traveling around the country with his wife and family.

In the Media:

"Greg Knutson: Brought Coherence to a 4D Constructibility Puzzle for a Seattle Arena Rebuild" Engineering News-Record (ENR)

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