Overview of Civil Site Engineering and Design

Geosyntec's engineers and scientists offer clients demonstrated technology and practice leadership for civil site engineering and design. Geosyntec's engineers and scientists offer clients demonstrated technology and practice leadership for civil site engineering and design.

Geosyntec is a fully integrated consulting and engineering firm focused on providing our clients with high-value services and solutions for their complex civil site engineering and design challenges.

As a core service within our firm, we guide our clients through design, permitting, construction, and long-term management of their civil site projects. Our practitioners have designed, constructed, and managed hundreds of projects and sites of all sizes throughout the world.


Our holistic approach to our civil site engineering and design services incorporates concept planning and design through to completion and management of roads and streets, pavement designs, grading and earthworks projects, stormwater and sanitary sewers, utilities, and various other projects and services including:

  • concept development;
  • project planning;
  • field and laboratory investigations;
  • environmental impact studies;
  • data management and visualization services;
  • permitting and compliance consulting;
  • construction plans and specifications;
  • construction cost estimating and scheduling;
  • bid package preparation and bid evaluation;
  • construction management and quality assurance;
  • facility or remediation system operation and optimization; and
  • facility or system decommissioning and closure.

Advancing the State of the Practice

Geosyntec's engineers and scientists offer clients demonstrated technology and practice leadership for any of their civil site engineering and design needs. Our award-winning practitioners are innovators within the industry and participate in applied research, first-to-field deployment of emerging technology, and act as university liaisons. These capabilities provide us with a powerful set of tools to create solutions that are highly valued by clients around the world.

Our Consultants

  • Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE

    Rudy Bonaparte is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on the areas of: geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; contaminated site, waterway, and sediment assessment and remediation; and solid, hazardous, and low-level radioactive (LLR) waste disposal facility permitting and design. He is a licensed professional engineer in 17 states. Examples of Rudy's practice experience include serving as: design engineer- ...
  • Jon Dickinson, P.E.

    Jon Dickinson is the company's Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Corporate Services. As CFO, Jon serves as a member of Geosyntec's Executive Committee responsible for strategic guidance, overall performance of the firm, and assuring a high level of service and client satisfaction. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in engineering consulting. He began his career as a geoenvironmental engineering consultant. Combined with almost two decades of busi ...
  • Turgay Dabak, Ph.D., P.E.

    Turgay Dabak is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of professional experience specializing in civil and environmental engineering, stormwater management, flood hazard identification and mitigation, dam safety, environmental assessments, expert testimony, and program management. Turgay has led and managed projects with annual budgets up to $25 million, overseeing complex matrix organizations, environments, and teams. His other skills ...
  • Andrew Morrison, CEng.

    Andrew Morrison is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in England with more than 28 years of experience in civil and structural engineering, structural dynamics, risk assessment, and engineering to withstand extreme loads. Andrew's practice experience includes seismic qualification of plant at nuclear facilities, including emergency hold-down systems at two EDF facilities in the United Kingdom; bomb-blast resistant design for United Kingdom critical national infrastructure hubs an ...
  • Christopher Robb, P.E.

    Chris Robb is a Principal Engineer based in Wisconsin with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting, remediation design and construction, quality control, and project management of solid and hazardous waste remediation projects throughout the United States. Chris' expertise focuses on delivering innovative, implementable, constructible, and cost-effective remediation designs from inception to construction, completion, and closeout. Chris combines his passion for ap ...
  • Jesse Varsho, P.E., P.G.

    Jesse Varsho is a Principal Engineer and Geologist based in Illinois with more than 15 years of experience in environmental consulting, landfill engineering, construction quality assurance, permitting, compliance, and project management for solid waste management clients throughout the United States. Jesse's practice includes helping clients by developing of designs and construction of landfill liners, leachate collection systems, landfill gas collection systems, final cover systems, ...
  • Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

    Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal based in Oakland, California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the challenges of dam and levee engineering and is a leading international authority in this field, with emphasis on the seismic design and performance of dam structures. Lelio leads Geosyntec’s Western U.S. dams and levees practice and is a registered civil and geotechnical engineer. Lelio has directed the ...
  • Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE

    Matthew Bardol is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience, providing a breadth of technical expertise to address the most complex water resource situations with innovative solutions. Matt listens to his clients’ needs, and draws upon his experience as a military engineer and program manager of major stormwater infrastructure projects, his academic training in both groundwater and surface water, and his ex ...
  • Caroline Field, C.Eng., P.E.

    Caroline Field is a Principal Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the de­sign and analysis of a wide range of structures for the built environment. She specializes in the field of structural resilience to extreme events, specifically earthquakes, explosions and progressive collapses. Caroline has pioneered the development of resilience consulting, helping clients develop risk-based, comprehensive approaches to resilience. Her approaches balance phy ...
  • Chuck Whisman, P.E.

    Chuck Whisman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 23 years of professional experience focused in the areas of soil and groundwater assessment/remediation, system optimization, compliance, due diligence, integrity and information management, environmental management systems, planning and permitting, regulatory framework development, and site development. Examples of Chuck's practice experience include: serving as design engineer-of-record for hundreds ...
  • Jamey Dotson

    Jamey Dotson is a Principal Engineer based in Tennessee with more than 16 years of professional experience focused in the areas of civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering; program management; and construction management. He supports major electric utilities clients in the southeastern U.S., including the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), with a wide array of their coal combustion residual (CCR) management, dam evaluation, and operations and maintenance (O&M) projects. Spe ...
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