Hello there youngster. Welcome to my baby.

Mike Lawson is the head engineer at Hoover Dam in 2281.


Mike Lawson has been at that Hoover Dam since well before the first battle. When he first came to the dam, it only had one turbine spinning, but after the First Battle of Hoover Dam, he managed to get six of the eight turbines running though two of them have ceased working.[3] This is due to their intakes becoming clogged, however, unclogging them is low on the priority list.[4] During the battle, he spent his time in the power station.[5]

Mike can be found on the bottom floor of Hoover Dam power plant 01.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Eureka!: The player character is sent to get details from him by General Oliver during a Legion insurgence in the Hoover Dam power plant.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Handyman jumpsuit


Mike Lawson appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  1. The Courier: "What do you do here?"
    Mike Lawson: "I'm the head engineer. I make sure the turbines keep spinning and the water keeps pumping."
  2. The Courier: "Why do you call this place your baby?"
    Mike Lawson: "The power station, the dam, they're my babies. Well... don't tell my grandchildren I said that. Anything in here that I haven't rebuilt I've fixed. I've been here since well before the first battle. I've ground my knuckles on so much cement in here it is nearly as much me as it is cement."
  3. The Courier: "How is the dam running these days?"
    Mike Lawson: "Been better, been worse. When I first came here there was but one turbine spinning. At one point shortly after the last battle I had six of them spinning, was a wonderful sound. Only four of them are running right now."
  4. The Courier: "What is wrong with the other turbines?"
    Mike Lawson: "A little bit ago one of the intake towers got clogged. No water running through it anymore to spin the generators. One of these days I'll get some boys out to the turbine to get it running again, but right now it is pretty low on the priority list."
  5. The Courier: "Tell me about the last battle."
    Mike Lawson: "I was down here for most of it, so I can't tell you much of what the boys with the guns were doing up top. From talking to the boys that were fighting up there, I can tell you that Hanlon managed to pull off what most people would have thought impossible."
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