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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Alpharetta, GA



  • 15 years experience in geotechnical engineering in infrastructure projects such as, urban metro-rails, airports, construction of Interstate highways, tunnels for city water distribution system, plus early 7 years in structural design of power plants.
  • Out of 15 years in geotechnical engineering, 8 years as a lead geotechnical engineer and branch manager for branch offices of consulting firms; achieved 25% to 50% growth in sales in Atlanta market.
  • As the only responsible geotechnical engineer of a large overseas project in Gabon, Africa, accomplished the creation of an effective geotechnical engineering investigation and analysis program.
  • Solely managed a 50 million dollar drilled pier construction contract for 750 drilled piers at Washington Dulles Metrorail Project; developed a company proprietary program for the analysis of drilled piers; the project ended within budget and before deadline.
  • Introduced geo-environmental services in two traditional consulting geotechnical firms in Atlanta expanding the areas of services and growth.
  • Authored a research proposal for an innovative remediation technology for contaminated soils as a PhD student, funded by The Department of Environment (DOE); completed the PhD dissertation according to the proposal.

Work Experience

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

West Africa - Bechtel Corporation

Jan 2011Current

Fully responsible for planning, budgeting, implementing and executing Bechtel Geotechnical Procedures within the framework of French design and construction guidelines for 700 km long highway, about 70 bridges, 600 km long fiber-optic telecommunication line, 9 football stadiums and two mixed-use developments; extensive communications in French; supervision of field and laboratory analysis, evaluation of data and report preparations; review of reports using LPILE, SLOPE/W, PLAXIS and ALIZE'; hiring & training of local geotechnical engineers; coordination with the local government ministers and geotechnical consultants.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Bechtel Corporation, Vienna, VA

Jan 2008Dec 2010

Managed single-handedly the 50 million dollar drilled pier construction contract for about 750 drilled piers in North Virginia within Washington DC Metro Area; extensively used LPILE, and GROUP for this project and developed a spreadsheet for calculating geotechnical axial load capacity for drilled shafts; reviewed and analyzed various drilled pier static load tests, e.g., Statnamic and Osterberg Cell; prepared and reviewed calculations for various H-pile and shallow foundations for aerial structures, bridges, retaining walls, etc'; participated in preparing earthwork specifications for various segments of the project; co-authored a geotechnical report on a ½-mile long NATM-Tunnel; submitted a Bechtel Technical Grant Proposal on drilled pier axial load capacity calculation according to AASHTO LRFD Specification.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Bechtel Corporation, Atlanta, GA

Nov 2007Dec 2009

Prepared the program for the whole geotechnical engineering investigation scope for a 26 mile long Interstate Highway (I-75) expansion in the northwest Atlanta; prepared the cost estimate and managed the full geotechnical investigation and analysis including pavement analysis; participated in selecting a geotechnical consultants; implemented Bechtel Safety Procedures for field drilling for about 350 borings along I-75 without any safety violations; analyzed all data, reviewed about 60 reports, coordinated between the consultant and the client, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT); extensively used DRIVEN, LPILE, SLOPE/W and REAL_COST for this project; rewarded by the company for keeping the cost within the budget and the schedule on time.

Project Manager

Giles Engineering Associates, Inc, Atlanta, GA

Mar 2007Jul 2007

Successfully performed all activities related to marketing, proposal preparation, coordination, project management, planning, supervision of field and laboratory tests, analysis of data and report preparation in accordance with Georgia Department Of Transportation (GDOT) guidelines; this was the first Bridge Foundation Investigation (BFI) project the Atlanta office of Giles Engineering did and for this, the company had to be pre-qualified by GDOT; led the pre-qualification efforts successfully, envisioning opportunities in infrastructure sector in the southeastern United States.

Project Manager

Evaluation of Pavement Life, Northlake Mall, Atlanta, GA

Jan 2007May 2007

Prepared the proposal, managed field drilling and laboratory analysis, contracted Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Test contractor, obtained deflectometer data, analyzed data in accordance with AASHTO Pavement Manual (1993) and calculated the remaining life of asphalt and concrete pavements and recommended the appropriate Re-habilitation program to increase the life of pavement; this was the first pavement testing project using FWD for the company, that opened a new market area for services.

Branch Manager/Project Engineer

Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Atlanta, GA

May 2000Jan 2003

Fully responsible for managing the contract of all field soil and concrete testing for the construction of new 5th Runway; managed a group of five technicians, coordinated with the client, reviewed reports, performed slope stability analysis for various excavations using XSTABLE; managed the field laboratory; achieved the goal of net 25% profit on this project.

Branch Manager/Project Engineer

Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Jan 1998Jan 2003

Northsprings and Sandysprings Stations, GA, Douglass Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc., Branch Manager/Project Engineer, 01/98-01/03 
Fully responsible for all geotechnical field testing and inspection services to Parsons Brinkerhoff (PB) to build two major stations in Atlanta; single handedly managed the contract, performed drilled pier inspections, monitored settlement of a 30 ft thick fill embankment, conducted tests on geo-foam based granular fill materials and reviewed about 500 soil compaction reports written by three soils technicians of the company; achieved the goal of net 25% profit on this project. 

Staff Engineer

United Consulting Group, Atlanta, GA

Jan 1997Oct 1997

Responsible to supervise groundwater well construction, groundwater aquifer tests, obtain data and analyze the impact of groundwater dewatering on existing building foundations; extensively used MODFLOW, delineated the cone of depression with respect to time that was critical for the construction of sewer tunnel; Also, prepared an Excel based Finite Difference Method (FDM) program to evaluate the aquifer properties.

  • Augered Cast in Place Piles - Design and Construction, Deep Foundation Institute, April, 2003
  • Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering using Finite Element Method, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, September, 2004
  • Pavement Design for Airfields and Roadways, AASHTO, Atlanta, GA, March, 2006
  • Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) in Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, MD, April, 2009
  • Dynamic Pile Load Testing using CAP WEAP, ASCE-Webinair for three consecutive days, Vienna, VA, March, 2010.


PhD in Civil Engineering

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY


M.S in Civil Engineering

Clemson University, Clemson, SC


B.E. in Civil Engineering

University of Calcutta



Proficient in French; Excellent communication skills in both English and French.

Additional Information

Member - ASCE, EWB-Atlanta
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