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Jonathan Huffman, PhD, PE, GE

Senior Engineer

Jon recently joined GRI as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer. He completed his Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering at Oregon State University. As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Jon will be responsible for advanced engineering analysis, reporting, project management, and client development. He brings extensive transportation-related project experience to the team, having provided geotechnical consultation on numerous new bridges and bridge retrofits. Jon also has extensive experience with aviation-related projects.

What interests you most about geotechnical engineering?:
We are dealing with soil and rock, which is inherently variable material. So good geotechnical engineering has to have a strong understanding of physics and probability analysis, mixed with experience and empirical evaluation. There is often not a “correct” solution, just the one that is most justifiable. It’s often humbling, but also rewarding.

Favorite meal?:
Beer and pancakes.

Favorite activity outside of work?:
I have relatively young kids, so most of my time outside of work is spent wrangling them. Fun fact: they are both way smarter than me already, and they know it.

Education
PhD Civil Engineering, Oregon State University
BS Civil Engineering, Oregon State University
MEng Civil Engineering, Oregon State University