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Geotechnical Discipline Lead
PBS Engineering + Environmental. - Portland, Oregon        January 2014 – Present
  • Geotechnical Discipline Lead for the engineering practice at PBS. Responsible for management of the geotechnical group and the geotech practice within PBS. Recent projects include:
* The Residence at Garden Avenue - Eugene, Oregon: Project engineer and project manager for design, engineering, and construction of the new student housing project. The Residences at Garden Avenue offers a convenient off-campus living opportunity for over 700 students in a high-density, mixed-use building adjacent to the Willamette River. Geotechnical design and construction considerations included the presence of undocumented fill, variable and sometimes shallow depths to rock, rock slopes, pile driving, rock anchors, and retaining wall design and construction.

* Astoria Athletic Fields Complex (AAFC) - Astoria, Oregon: Project engineer and project manager during pre-constrcution and construction of the new High School athletic facility that will include new baseball, football, and soccer fields, grandstands and locker rooms.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer                    
PBS Engineering + Environmental. - Portland, Oregon        November 2011 – December 2013
  • A creative, innovative, developing leader helping to re-build and grow the geotechnical practice locally and regionally. Senior Project Engineer responsible for managing new and existing projects. Responsible for preparing project scope, budget, and proposals; developing and overseeing field investigations and laboratory testing programs; completing engineering analyses; preparing technical reports; and observing geotechnical aspects of construction. Recent projects include:
* Cedar Creek Bridge - Clark County, Washington: Senior project engineer and project manager for design and engineering of a new replacement bridge.

* PCC Cascade Campus - Portland, Oregon: Project engineer and project manager for geotechnial design and engineering for two new multi-story facilites with a single story of underground parking, beneath and between the two new buildings.

* Timmen Road Rehabilitation - Clark County, Washington: Over three miles of PCC pavement is being demoed and the road re-paved.  Project includes minor widening with the design of gravity retaining walls.  Old Highway 99 will be removed, crushed in-place, and replaced as sub-base, followed by new asphalt concrete pavement surfacing.

* Flavel Maintenance Yard - Portland, Oregon: Construction observation and design during construction for new City of Portland Parks and Recreation maintenance facility.  Challenges include evaluating the presence of soft soil and how to mitigate anticipated settlement while maintaining the current construction schedule.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer                    
Kleinfelder. - Portland, Oregon        April 2009 – November 2011
  • Project Engineer responsible for all aspects of project management and engineering from investigation through construction including coordination and communication with clients, municipalities, contractors, and sub-contractors.  Responsible for preparing project scope, budget, and proposals; developing and overseeing field investigations and laboratory testing programs; completing engineering analyses; preparing technical reports; and observing geotechnical aspects of construction. Recent projects include:
    Geotechnical Engineer providing technical support and managing projects through both design and construction. Recent projects include:

    * Solar Energy Development - Acted as the project manager for multiple PV solar developments throughout the southwest US, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Lead teams to complete several in-house and subcontracted services concurrently to meet tight deadlines and short timelines including environmental site assessment, geotechnical evaluation, site survey, natural and cultural resource studies, permitting assessment.

    * I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening - Los Angeles, California: Working as part of company-wide team in the preparation of Geotechnical Design Reports (GDRs) for all three segments of the 10-mile alignment. Mapped subgrade conditions along the entire alignment for use by the design team in developing pavement section thicknesses. Completed retaining wall reports which included supporting MSE walls on pile supported slabs to avoid impacting an existing, 12' by 12' box culvert.

    *I-15 CORE - Salt Lake City, Utah: Completed elastic and consolidation settlement analyses for multiple roadway and bridge embankments implementing several different soil profiles. Evaluations included settlement timing, magnitude, and the need for and configuration of wick drains.

    * Sunrise Corridor (Hwy 212/224) Realignment - Clackamas, Oregon: Prepared updates for the FEIS associated with the preferred alignment. Geotechnical-related issues along the alignment include grading near mapped landslides, settlement of large embankment fills, liquefaction settlement, and foundation support for several new bridge structures.

    * Willamette River Bridge (WRB) - Eugene, Oregon: Worked as part of a local team in editing the Foundation Report and provided support for analysis of deep foundations. Completed an evaluation of HMAC and CRCP pavements using AASHTO and ME-PDG methods and addressed Agency comments.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer
                    
Geotech Solutions, Inc. - Portland, Oregon        May 2002 – February 2009
  • Acted as Project Engineer and Senior Project Engineer.  Responsible for all aspects of project management and engineering from investigation through construction including coordination and communication with clients, municipalities, contractors, and sub-contractors.  Responsible for preparing project scope, budget, and proposals; developing and executing field investigations and laboratory testing programs; completing engineering analyses; preparing technical reports; and observing geotechnical aspects of construction.  Engineering analyses included shallow and deep foundations, slope stability evaluation, monitoring, and stabilization, shoring, retaining wall design, storm water infiltration, pavement design, and seismic evaluations.  Project types included a wide range of commercial, municipal, industrial facilities and multi-lot residential developments.   

Project Engineer/Project Manager                                 
GeoDesign, Inc. - Portland, Oregon        June 1997 – May 2002
  • Acted as Engineer Staff I through Project Engineer/Project Manager.  Responsible for preparing proposals and project budgets; coordinating and performing exploratory field investigations; developing laboratory testing programs for evaluating material properties; performing laboratory testing; evaluating results of site characterization programs and laboratory testing results; computer analysis of slope stability, retaining wall design, and lateral performance of deep foundations; settlement analyses; load testing anchors; and working with other design team members and contractors to provide geotechnical design recommendations. Project types included single and multi-story commercial developments, municipal facilities including evaluation of utility alignments, water and waster facility construction, and roadways, and multi-unit residential developments.

Part-Time Engineer Staff
GeoDesign, Inc. – Portland, Oregon        June 1995 – June 1997
  • Completed full-time summer work and part-time (two days/week) work during graduate school.  Responsible for site explorations, laboratory testing, analyses and report writing, and construction observation for a wide range of projects, including single story commercial, retail, and industrial facilities, multi-unit commercial developments, and large residential developments.  Construction observation included observing pile driving, observation, testing, and evaluation of earthwork, building slab and footing preparation, pavement and roadway subgrade and base rock preparation, retaining wall and segmental retaining wall construction.

Part-Time Graduate Teaching Assistant
Oregon State University. – Corvallis, Oregon        January 1996 – March 1996
  • Completed one term as a graduate teaching assistant for the introductory soils course.  Responsibilities included grading homework, maintaining office hours for helping students with homework questions, occasional lab materials and equipment setup, and substitute lab instructor.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Oregon – Professional Civil Engineer (2002), Professional Geotechnical Engineer (2007).
  • Washington – Professional Civil Engineer (2002).
  • California Professional Civil Engineer (2012)

EDUCATION
  • Oregon State University, MS Civil Engineering, Emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering, 1997.
  • Oregon State University, BS Civil Engineering, 1995.

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
  • LPILE, DRIVEN, GRL-WEAP, ME-PDG, XSTABL, ProShake, Keywall, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Publisher, MS Powerpoint, AutoCAD (2005 LT), Adobe Photoshop, Kompozer (webpage authoring software). Also familiar with PC hardware and software support and troubleshooting and a self-starter with new software programs.

ACTIVITIES, ASSOCIATIONS, AND HONORS
  • Oregon State Tuition Scholarship, 1991 - 1995.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Radiation Safety and Nuclear Density Gauge Certified.

HOBBIES, PERSONAL INTERESTS, AND SKILLS
  • Surfing, hiking, cycling, coaching, basketball, drawing, camping, backpacking, website design and maintenance.
  • Use of woodworking and shop tools, drafting, mechanical skills, webpage authoring and website maintenance.
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Ryan White,
Oct 2, 2011, 8:22 PM
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