Steve Spencer, PE, recently joined GeoEngineers Inc. as a principal geo-structural engineer and key member of the firm’s new national Construction Design Team.
Over the past three decades, Mr. Spencer has served as lead engineer for more than 75 marine, underground and foundation design projects. He carved out a reputation as a design engineer for large civil construction projects in the greater Boston and Pacific Northwest markets before moving to accept a position as Chief Engineer and Vice President at Pacific Pile & Marine, a well-respected heavy contractor. Throughout his career, Mr. Spencer has focused on designing earth and structural support systems—especially for marine projects, deep excavations and heavy civil infrastructure.
In addition to his technical experience, Mr. Spencer brings valuable management and business-development skills to the firm. His knowledge of contractors and the design-build project delivery process has made him an effective manager for marine and heavy civil foundation projects across the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and British Columbia.
“I am excited to be returning to the consulting side of the engineering field and look forward to leveraging the knowledge and experience I’ve gained during my time as chief engineer at Pacific Pile & Marine on projects in the Pacific Northwest and beyond,” Mr. Spencer says. “I also look forward to expanding GeoEngineers’ services by combining geo-structural design with the advanced geotechnical work that GeoEngineers is known for.”
As a part of GeoEngineers’ new Construction Design Team, Mr. Spencer will work with his colleagues to deliver a comprehensive suite of design services to contractors across the country from his base in Redmond, Washington. Along with geotechnical and structural designs for deep foundations and temporary structures (including marine structures like cofferdams), the team is ready to assist with dewatering, deep excavation shoring, soil-structure interaction, seismic risk analyses, and environmental compliance. Learn more about the Construction Design Team and their services here.