George Machan

Civil Engineer
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, New York, Utah, Idaho

1996 - present
Senior Associate Engineer
Landslide Technology

1995 - 1996
Region 1 Planning and Development Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Portland, Oregon;

1991 - 1995
Westside Corridor/LRT Project Manager
ODOT, Portland, Oregon

1984 - 1991
Geotechnical Engineering Manager
ODOT, Salem, Oregon

1975 - 1984
Senior Engineer
Squire Associates
Lake Oswego, Oregon

1974 M.S.
Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)
Purdue University, Indiana

1973 B.S.
Civil Engineering
University of Connecticut

TRB Committees on Transportation Earthwork & Soil and Rock Instrumentation (AFS 10 and AFS 20) Transportation Research Board

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (National Academy of Sciences)

Chair, ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Group, Portland



George Machan
Senior Associate Engineer

Mr. Machan has over 39 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and project development management. Projects have been in the Pacific Northwest. Designs have included slide repairs, drainage systems, cut slopes, embankments in mountainous terrain and over compressible floodplains, retaining walls,ground anchor stabilization, foundations, light-weight fills, rock slopes and rockfall protection methods.

He also provided overall project development management for highway improvements along Sunset Highway and Highway 217 in Portland, associated with the fast-tracked Westside Light Rail project. He provided leadership in public involvement and mediation efforts to community impacts and design issues. In addition, he represented ODOT in several legal proceedings and Land Use hearings.

A few projects representative of Mr. Machan’s experience include: