Environmental Engineer. Adjunct Professor. Commissioner.
Eduard Chenette is an Environmental Engineer at Wood PLC. He currently holds a Professional Engineer license in the State of Maine. He is passionate about how to use knowledge of environmental science and engineering to improve the quality of life and the world around us. The versatility of his current role as Assistant Project Manager has enhanced a greater range of skills from engineering design, permitting, regulatory support, engineering modeling, HSSE, report writing, cyber security improvements, to project management, budget tracking, cost estimating, and contractor oversight.
In addition to his role in the engineering field, Eduard is an adjunct professor at the prestigious University of New England. He currently teaches Physics to students aiming for a career in the sciences and medical fields. He has over 4+ years of post-secondary teaching experience, lecturing in variety of subjects such as Geology, Environmental Issues, Environmental Engineering, and most recently Physics.
Every year, Eduard provides college scholarships to local high school students through a nonprofit scholarship fund he helped found and currently serves as its vice president. Aside from volunteering with various organizations and events, he previously served as treasurer of the Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement. In 2016, he was honored by President Barack Obama with the Volunteer Service Award for recognition of his active community participation.
In 2018, Eduard was appointed by the Mayor of Saco to serve on the Saco Conservation Commission. As co-chair of the commission, his leadership focused on preserving Maine’s natural resources for future generations and making local parks and trails accessible to all residents and visitors. In 2020, Eduard was again appointed by the Mayor as a Saco River Corridor Commissioner representing the city of Saco on this quasi-state organization created by the Maine Legislature. The commission regulates land and water uses, protects and conserves the region’s unique and exceptional natural resources, and prevents the detrimental impacts of incompatible development. He also served on the City of Saco Coastal Resiliency Ad Hoc Committee which partners with the US EPA to convene community stakeholder engagement around coastal resiliency for Water Resource Recovery Department. Eduard attended Texas A&M University to earn his second Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering. He also graduated with undergraduate and graduate level degrees in Physics in Russia. He is bilingual, fluent in both English and Russian.