Meet Sarkar Sayem, EIT
Staff Civil Engineer

HDD, Microtunneling, Pipe jacking, Direct Pipe, AutoCAD 2D drawing, Finite Elements modeling, Analysis with ANSYS and Solidworks, Writing engineering papers and articles

Springfield, MO


Sarkar is a civil engineer specializing in Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) processes. Since first encountering the subject during his graduate studies, Sarkar has been interested in the precision design and construction of trenchless technology. As a member of the trenchless team in our Springfield office, Sarkar designs subsurface explorations, interprets the technical data and provides construction reports during the HDD process.

“The best thing about GeoEngineers is the combination of office and field work,” Sarkar says. “It gives me the scope to see the implementation of what we design.”

During his time with GeoEngineers, Sarkar was heavily involved with the Sabine Neches Waterway Direct Pipe crossing. The 3,600-foot pipe crossing of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-regulated levee in Port Arthur, Texas was the first of its kind in the country.

“I was working 12-hour shifts, seven days a week for a month to finish the project,” Sarkar says. “Today it’s still a milestone for Direct Pipe installation in North America.”

In his spare time Sarkar enjoys working out, watching movies, and a variety of active outdoor activities including hiking, running, biking and fishing.

Selected Presentations & Articles

  • Construction Downtime and the Effects on Thrust Force during Direct Pipe Installation, NASTT’s 2016 No-Dig Show. (Accepted)

  • Evaluation of Compaction Reaming Process and Assessment of Associated Reduced Drilling Flued Usage During Horizontal Directional Drilling, Published and presented at NASTT’s 2015 No-Dig Show.

  • Experimental Examination of Deteriorated and Rehabilitated Corrugated Metal Culverts Subjected to Service Load,” Transportation Research Board, August, 2013. (Co-Author)