Meet Jon Robison, PE
Group Leader, Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical engineering
Trenchless engineering
Direct Pipe™ installation and design

Springfield, MO


When Jon was in high school, he participated in a bridge contest sponsored by the Missouri Society of Engineers (MSPE), and he credits this event with guiding his career towards engineering. His involvement in MSPE continues to this day. “I’m now the president of the Ozark Chapter of the MSPE, and our bridge contest is still one of our biggest events to get kids interested in engineering.”

As a GeoEngineers Associate, Jon works on geotechnical and trenchless engineering projects for energy-market clients around the country, and transportation and development projects regionally. One of Jon’s most recent projects at GeoEngineers was leading the development of a new design method for Direct Pipe™ installation. In early 2013, Jon was privileged to travel to Europe and meet with Direct Pipe equipment manufacturer Herrenknecht, A.G. and observe their manufacturing operation. Later in the year, Jon and his fellow GeoEngineers colleagues provided design and construction support for two successful Direct Pipe projects.  One of those projects, an innovative directional microtunnel project for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, won the Grand Conceptor Award for the best overall project in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Missouri’s 2014 Engineering Excellence Competition.

At home, Jon’s five kids keep him hopping, as does the family’s small hobby farm, which features a vegetable garden, one horse, three cows, three sheep, one pig and eight chickens. Jon enjoys serving with his wife at his church and is an avid acoustic and country music fan. In his rare free time, Jon loves to fish, he has been recognized with a Missouri Master Angler award, and also pursues other outdoor activities including canoeing, mountain biking, running, camping, and hunting.


ACEC-Missouri Engineering Excellence Awards, Grand Conceptor, 2014 ACEC-Missouri Engineering Excellence Awards, Grand Award, Water Resources Category, 2010


President, Missouri Society of Professional Engineers - Ozark Chapter, 2013

Selected Presentations & Articles

Recent Field Notes

Emerging Technologies in Trenchless Pipeline Installations
By Jon Robison, Jun 28, 2013
We had a great time this week in Fort Worth, Texas, at the American...

My Herrenknecht European Tour
By Jon Robison, Feb 27, 2013
In the course of my career, while on work assignments, I’ve had the...

By Jon Robison, Mar 13, 2012
One way to think about stress is simply load divided by area. This is an...