Rob Ochs has been with the Bonneville Power Administration since 2001. He started with BPA as a transmission line design engineer, primarily focusing on wood pole transmission lines. In 2009 he moved into a program management position where he currently resides as the wood lines sustain program manager. Prior to BPA, Rob worked for 14 years as a Civil Engineer with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, working on a variety of wildlife refuge and fish hatchery projects located across the western US. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Portland, and he is a registered professional engineer.