Staff Geo-Structural Engineer
- Redmond, WA
Geo-structural engineers like Andi specialize in the complex interactions between soils and manmade structures like foundations, piles, and retaining walls. Based in GeoEngineers’ Puget Sound region, Andi gets the chance to work on everything from marine and port structures to bridges and highways. The safety and reliability of the infrastructure we depend on every day is thanks to geo-structural engineers like Andi.
“I have always been fascinated by the built environment since I was a young child,” Andi says. “Getting to see how buildings and infrastructure are built from the design phase to the end-product is amazing to me—not just from a work perspective but on a personal level as well.”
Andi recalls a particular moment that set him on the path toward engineering. When he was about ten years old, he stumbled on a documentary about the construction of the Panama Canal. Right away, he was hooked.
“I remember telling my dad that I wanted to be a civil engineer when I grow up,” Andi says.
Andi launched his career in 2021 after earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He got a job with a full-service electrical contractor in the Seattle area, and although it gave him the chance to work on big projects like Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link light rail project, it didn’t offer enough technical challenges.
“I quickly realized that I wasn’t going to be using my technical engineering skills there,” Andi says. “Having a passion for structural and geotechnical engineering, I decided to get my master’s and find a job that better suited my preferences.”
In 2022, Andi complete his master’s degree at UW and set out to find a firm where he could flex his expertise. He found GeoEngineers.
“I have been involved in the technical side of engineering from day one,” Andi explains, “and I love that I am putting my engineering skills to use and learning every day.”
Andi balances work with an active personal life. He spends most of his free time outside, and on any given weekend you might find him hiking, biking, running, kayaking, or picking up a new hobby like snowboarding.
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