B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming
Registered Professional Engineer, States of Wyoming, Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, and Nebraska
Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists
Transportation Research Board
National Asphalt Pavement Association – past committee member
October 2014 to Present
Owner of Mike Robinson LLC, providing a full spectrum of plant-mixed asphalt and pavement-related services including design, production through placement, QC/QA and troubleshooting, failure analysis, training, and dispute resolution / construction claims support.
September 2012 to October 2014
Estimator, Materials Manager, Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc., Sparks, NV – Responsible for operations, maintenance, capital improvements, quality control, and financial performance of a drill and shoot aggregate quarry, aggregate crushing and screening plant, stationary asphalt hotplant, and portable asphalt hotplant. Duties include locating and developing new construction material sources, obtaining and maintaining environmental permits, overall pricing structure, sales and quoting, liquid asphalt supplier including DBE relations, capital improvements, dispute resolution, claims support, new technologies / research, and development of heavy civil construction proposals using HCSS HeavyBid.
November 2007 to August 2012
Principal Professional, Kleinfelder, Inc., Reno, NV – Served as Pavement Engineering Practice Leader providing pavement design, specification development and conformance, forensic investigations, expert witness services, materials evaluations and research, training, air quality permitting and compliance, and senior technical review of pavement-related documents.
October 2004 to November 2007
Stantec Consulting, Reno, NV – Forensic evaluations of pavement failures, Consultant Resident Engineer for bridge and railroad projects, Engineer of Record services for large residential developments.
May 2001 to October 2004
Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd., Reno NV – design engineer for roadway rehabilitation and reconstruction projects, construction management, National Highway Institute Certified Instructor updating and delivering classes across the country, forensic evaluations of pavement failures, and expert witness services.
November 1991 to May 2001
Granite Construction Company, Sparks, NV – estimator, project engineer, project manager for projects including the first crack and seat / rubblize project in Nevada and the federally-funded WesTrack research project. Plant manager for up to five fixed aggregate sources, three stationary hotplants, and up to four portable hotplants, with annual hotmix and aggregate production in excess of one million tons per year.
September 1987 to October 1991
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Bishop, CA – Project development, hydraulic design, construction inspection, Resident Engineer, Assistant District Construction Engineer.