Soil Engineering construction

John Niven

Vice President/Senior Engineer/Southern California Area Manager

Professional Registration

California Registered Professional Engineer - RCE 57517

Hawaii Registered Professional Engineer - RCE 15891

Contractors License

California General Engineering Contractor - A 853534 

Expertise

   

Construction Management/Cost Estimating/Geotechnical Engineering

Experience

 

Manager of all construction projects throughout Southern California. In charge of business development, cost estimating, engineering personnel, construction crews, as well as the daily office operations.

  • Project Engineer in charge of preparing a geotechnical report including field exploration, slope stability analyses for the repair of a landslide in the City of Encinitas. Oversaw the design and construction for the repair of the slide. Construction consisted of a twenty-six foot high soldier pile and reinforced concrete seawall with tiebacks. Earthwork consisted of the import of about 4,000 cubic yards of materials and the construction of an upper bluff retaining wall approximately twenty feet high with soldier piles and tiebacks.
  • Project Engineer in charge of preparing a geotechnical report including field exploration, slope stability analyses for the repair of a landslide in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Oversaw construction for the repair of the slide. Construction consisted of a soldier pile and reinforced concrete wall with tiebacks. Earthwork consisted of the removal of slide debris and the placement of 12,000 cubic yards of fill.
  • Project Engineer in charge of preparing a geotechnical report including field exploration, slope stability analyses for the repair of a landslide in the City of Calabasas. Oversaw construction for the repair of the slide. Construction consisted of a soldier pile with wood lagging wall with tiebacks. Earthwork consisted of the removal of slide debris and the placement of 3,000 yards of fill.
  • Project Manager for the repair of a landslide in the City of Agoura Hills. Work included the removal and recompaction of approximately 36,000 cubic yards of materials.
  • Project Engineer in charge of preparing a geotechnical reports including field exploration, slope stability analyses for the repair of several coastal bluffs in Encinitas and Solana Beach. Recommended designs included tied-back seawalls and upper bluff retention systems. Oversaw the construction of over 2000 lineal feet of lower bluff seawalls and 1000 feet of upper bluff retentions systems.

Professional Societies

American Society of Civil Engineers
California Contractor’s State License Board