GeoEngineers is pleased to welcome Erik Ellingsen, PE, to the firm’s Puget Sound development team as a senior geotechnical engineer. Erik’s experience with large and complex projects like urban high-rises will be a natural fit for GeoEngineers’ portfolio in the region, and he will be serving clients from the firm’s downtown Seattle office.
Erik’s diverse experience includes development projects up and down the West Coast. He launched his engineering career in the Bay Area after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a master’s degree in civil engineering in 2012. It wasn’t long before Erik was contributing to a variety of complex development efforts in the region, including the Santa Clara 49ers stadium and as several projects in San Francisco’s Mission Bay Redevelopment Zone.
In 2017, Erik brought his expertise to the Seattle area. He spent the next six years expanding his development experience with more mid- and high-rise buildings across the Puget Sound, including several Facebook office blocks in Bellevue, Washington, and rounded out his portfolio with e-commerce industrial facilities in the state’s Tri-Cities area. Now, Erik is bringing his experience to GeoEngineers.
“I was thrilled to join GeoEngineers,” Erik says. “The team here is exceptional—they have created a highly successful company and established a distinguished reputation.”
Erik’s extensive geotechnical field experience with deep foundation installation and testing, foundation subgrade preparation, shoring and excavation monitoring, mass grading and utility trench backfill will be an instant asset to the firm’s talented development team.