May 27, 2016
McMillen Jacobs Associates announced the addition of several key staff. They include:
- Mark Funkhouser, P.E., joined the Cleveland office as a Principal (Geotechnical Engineer). He has 30 years of international experience specializing in geotechnical and rock mechanics engineering. For the last 15 years, he has primarily consulted on major underground design-build projects in the transportation and hydropower market sectors. Funkhouser’s most recent notable projects include geotechnical characterization for the Toronto –York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project for the Toronto Transit Commission; resident engineering for Brisbane’s Clem 7 Tunnel, and preliminary design and owner’s engineer for the Drumanard Tunnels in Louisville, Kentucky.
- Peter Raleigh, CEng, P.Eng, returned to McMillen Jacobs Associates as a Lead Associate in the Cleveland office. He recently served as Construction Manager on the Green Line Underground project in Doha, Qatar. He has more than 23 years of experience in tunnel engineering, and his expertise with tunnel boring machines (TBMs) has been an asset on numerous McMillen Jacobs Associates projects, including Evergreen Link and Port Mann Main Water Supply Tunnel in Vancouver, B.C., University Link, Northgate Link, Brightwater, and Ballard Siphon Replacement in Seattle, Wash., and Central Interceptor Conceptual Design in Auckland, New Zealand.
- James Wonneberg, PE, CCM, joined the Seattle office as a Lead Associate, providing support to WSDOT as Resident Engineer on the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project. Wonneberg started his career in Chicago, then relocated to Seattle in 2008 for the Brightwater Central Tunnel and Influent Pump Station projects. In 2011, he moved to Washington, D.C., for the Blue Plains Tunnel, part of the DC Clean Rivers Project, where he had the opportunity to see the project through from NTP to final completion.
- Brian Laush, Lead Associate, has also joined the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, providing project controls on the project. A native of the Puget Sound region, Laush attended University of Washington majoring in construction management, and then served in the U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. His background includes work with highway and infrastructure, mining and refining facilities, and numerous industrial and commercial construction projects nationally and internationally.
- Doug Grimes, PGeo, PMP, joined the firm’s Vancouver office as an Associate. Grimes has over 25 years of experience in technical and project management roles on hydropower, dam safety, mining, water supply, environmental and reclamation projects. Grimes spent the previous seven years working on hydropower and mining projects in British Columbia, and prior to that had 14 years with BC Hydro as a Division Manager, Project Manager, and Senior Environmental Coordinator. Grimes has pursued specialized training in project management, inclusive of his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He has earned a reputation for delivering challenging projects on time and within budget.
- Jae Bateman, CP (Mining), joined the Sydney office as an Associate focusing on major tunneling works in Australia. He has worked extensively in mining and geotechnical engineering over the last 20 years in both underground and open-pit mining operations as a site technical manager responsible for mine planning, geology, survey, geotechnical performance, and project management, including the design of underground layouts of roadways in development and extraction, ventilation planning, mine production planning, and external stakeholder management. Bateman holds a BSc (Hon) in Geology, an MBA, and is nearing the completion of a MEng in Geotechnical Engineering.