Steve adds a wealth of geotechnical and structural design experience to our Construction Design Group—a team of engineers specializing in design services for heavy civil infrastructure. To build large infrastructure projects like bridges, tunnels or piers, workers must design and build a variety of temporary structures to hold earthen or built components in place during construction. Steve provides engineering recommendations and designs for these structures. As a principal, Steve also provides leadership and manages projects from his base in Redmond, Washington.
Over the past three decades, Steve has served as lead engineer for more than 75 marine, underground and foundation design projects. From 1993 to 2010, Steve worked closely with GeoEngineers Senior Principal Frank Grynkewicz at GZA in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2010, Steve accepted a position as chief engineer and vice president at Pacific Pile & Marine, a well-respected heavy contractor in Washington State. Steve brought his expertise in earth and structural support systems—especially for marine projects—to GeoEngineers in 2019.
“It was exciting to return to consulting after being away for a while. I learned a lot at Pacific Pile & Marine, and it’s exciting to integrate my structural design and marine experience with GeoEngineers’ high-quality geotechnical work,” Steve says. “It was a great match, and our clients are reaping the benefits.”
In addition to his technical experience, Steve works closely with clients to manage projects and efficiently bring projects to completion. 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.