Engineer Spotlight: Rizwan Siddiqi

For 2022 Engineers Week, we are highlighting some of our awesome member engineers.  Friday's spotlight: Rizwan Siddiqi of EBA Engineering, Inc.


  • Name: Rizwan Siddiqi
  • Company: EBA Engineering, Inc.
  • Title/role: President & CEO
  • Hometown & Current town: Lahore, Pakistan/Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Alma Mater(s): UET, Lahore, Pakistan/Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!)
  • Family/pets: Wife and 2 daughters, 1 son and special one - 1 grandson 
  • Favorite DC-area restaurant: Rasika
  • Favorite DC tourist destination: Cherry Blossom Festival 
  • Favorite travel destination: Japan 
  • Food you always crave: Naan (baked bread)
  • Favorite app: Amazon (so easy to order and track, they get you lazy)
  • Favorite movie: Million Dollar Baby
  • Currently binging on Netflix: Don't find much time to watch Netflix but liked portions of "The People v. O.J. Simpson"
  • When I'm not at work you'll find me: At an association event 
  • Dream job: Can't do anything better, engineering is my dream job….

Let's Get To It……

  • What got you into the engineering industry and what keeps you here?
I was born an engineer (yes, I know a lot of people say that, but this is true for me). I modeled our home at age 5 using a shoe box, and I made an ambulance at age 8 with blinking lights using a toy scooter and got commendation from everyone who saw the projects. I want to do something that is remembered and that keeps me here because I have still not done that.
  • What is your area of expertise within engineering, and what drew you there?
My expertise is water design, and if I can contribute something to the water industry that would be great. I think water is the most precious thing we all must protect it! 
  • When and why did you first join ACEC/MW, and what keeps you coming back?
Wow, I always liked to volunteer and stay involved with organizations like ASCE, CWEA, ACEC, but Lou Robbins (Kokosing Industrial) took me out for a FREE LUNCH to discuss me becoming the chair of ACEC/MW Water Infrastructure Committee and that was staring point.  But I love the team and energy here at ACEC/MW - that keeps me involved.
  • What advice do you have for our newer ACEC/MW members about getting the most out of their membership?
Attend their networking events – you can achieve as much by meeting so many industry colleagues and clients in a few hours as may take you months to do otherwise.  
  • What has been your favorite ACEC/MW or ACEC event?
Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala – love it!
  • What part of the ACEC/MW mission to Educate, Engage, and Advocate most resonates with you and why?
My favorite part is “engage” – gives me opportunity to do business development, connect with clients and friends, and get to know new people. 
  • What is your favorite ACEC memory?
The year I served as President of ACEC/MW – boy it was busy, but we got so much done with Mac and Anna - both are awesome and enjoyed working with them and other Board members.
  • Best work-related advice you've ever received?
Avoid conflict as much as possible – not good for work, relationships or yourself.


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