Saverio was project manager and lead engineering geologist for the design of the Central Segment of the La Pata Gap Closure near San Juan Capistrano, California. The closure is a two-mile long new Class 1 Arterial Highway with four grade separation structures constructed over challenging geologic conditions. The difficult conditions include a 3,000 feet long, 300-foot deep landslide deposit and an old 120 feet deep municipal solid waste landfill. The project received the Project of the Year Award by American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Branch and was featured on Roads and Bridges Magazine as one of the top roads projects in the United States for the award year. Saverio has helped clients manage multi-million dollar, multi-disciplinary, multi-year projects involving landfill on-call engineering. The services for clients have included geological, geotechnical, and environmental engineering assessments; regulatory compliance support; landfill design, and landfill gas to energy conversion.
In California, Saverio has been responsible for the geotechnical design aspects of large infrastructure projects such as the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the tunnels at Devil's Slide near San Francisco. Saverio is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.