Will Tanner, P.E.

Will Tanner is a Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 16 years of experience focused on geotechnical and geostructural engineering and construction. His practice has evolved around a wide variety of sectors including: (i) transportation; (ii) commercial; (iii) industrial; (iv) federal, state and local government; (v) public utilities; (vi) legal; and (vii) environmental remediation.

Will Tanner is a Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 16 years of experience focused on geotechnical and geostructural engineering and construction. His practice has evolved around a wide variety of sectors including: (i) transportation; (ii) commercial; (iii) industrial; (iv) federal, state and local government; (v) public utilities; (vi) legal; and (vii) environmental remediation.


The breadth of Will’s expertise is a result of his diverse work experience as both an engineering consultant and a specialty geotechnical contractor. It includes the design and construction of shallow and deep foundations, earth retention systems, soft ground improvement, construction dewatering systems, instrumentation and monitoring systems, construction management, construction quality assurance and quality control, and forensic engineering in support of construction claims. Part of his ample project experience includes the closure of two large coal combustion residual (CCR) ponds in the Southeastern United States involving deep soil mixing applied to CCR to create a large gravity retaining structure and extensive improvements to soft clays by surcharging; deep foundations and tall retaining structures for the W hotel and office towers in Atlanta, Georgia; repairs to a failing urban streambank in Greenwood, Indiana; construction of a new marine bulkhead and pile supported loading platform for a United States Coast Guard Cutter in Wilmington, North Carolina; forensic evaluation of a failed temporary cofferdam utilized to support levee enhancement in the Southeastern United States; and stability enhancements to the Riverwalk in Savannah, Georgia.

To advance the state of the practice, Will is an active participant in the Deep Foundation Institute, International Associate of Foundation Drilling, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Georgia Geotechnical Section of American Society of Civil Engineers. He was inducted into the Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society and received the Louisiana State Board of Regents Post Graduate Research Fellowship. Will has collaborated on numerous papers included in publications such as the Geotechnical Testing Journal, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society’s FastTimes, and various conference proceedings.

Career Summary of Will Tanner, P.E.

  • Specialties: Geotechnical and Geostructural Investigation, Analysis, and Design; Foundation and Earth Retention Design; Ground Improvement; Forensic Analysis and Repair Design
  • Practice Areas: Civil Sites, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Structural and Fluid Engineering
  • Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Education: M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2004; B.S., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2002
  • Registration: Georgia Professional Engineer, P.E. 033682; North Carolina Professional Engineer, P.E. 039585; Alabama Professional Engineer, P.E. 37774-E; Florida Professional Engineer, P.E. 85687