Rob Ward

Rob is a home-grown product of Geotech Consultants, Inc., having started as a technician in 1987, then working his way into his current position as one of the principals and owners. Summer work as a technician in Montana and Wyoming began for Rob in 1984. He has been involved in numerous design and construction projects in the Puget Sound region throughout his tenure ranging from single-family residences, multifamily developments to office and commercial buildings. Rob has performed preconstruction studies on a wide variety of projects and engaged in site inspections and project management during construction. He has worked in large forested areas to high density urban areas. Rob has seen nearly every soil type and condition the Puget Sound has to offer. In addition, he has provided hands-on consultation on projects where geotechnical problems have arisen. His professional design experience includes all aspects of geotechnical engineering.

As Rob’s work experience increased throughout his career, so has his direct interfacing with clients, design teams, and municipality personnel. He is highly personable and respectful of the needs and concerns of all personnel involved in projects. Rob believes that computers may solve analytical problems, but personal and direct contact with people still is the most important part of the job.

“I work on well over 100 different jobs a year, so I have seen all sorts of different projects, construction styles, management styles, and municipality styles. The most rewarding jobs for me have always been ones that posed geotechnical challenges, and the challenges were embraced by all of the design and construction team. The result was a well-organized, profitable job for all.”

Rob keeps busy chasing his young son, as well as mountain biking and skiing. He also attempts the game of golf, but as he has found, analytical engineers make the worst golfers. Although born and raised in Montana, he greatly enjoys the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer, from its beautiful lakes and mountains to its great wine.