Getting To Know Our Senior Engineer, David Ginter, P.E.
On this last day of the 2016 National Engineers Week, we would like you to get to know one more of our civil engineers.
David Ginter, P.E. is a Senior Engineer with Redniss & Mead and he has been with the firm for almost twelve years. He manages the planning, design and inspection aspects of civil engineering of site development projects from the conceptual stage through the approval process to final construction. He is also well versed in regulatory compliance and permit processes for planning, zoning, and environmental agencies on the local and state levels.
What kind of projects do you work on?
“I am currently working on commercial and mixed-use development projects in Greenwich, Westport, Stamford and Shelton. The projects encompass all areas of civil engineering such as grading, drainage, sanitary sewer design, hydraulic analysis, permitting and general design layout.
How many projects are you working on currently?
“I’m handling about 20 active projects at the moment.”
Wow, that’s a lot! All that on your own?
“No, I manage our team of engineers on some projects and coordinate with a team of consultants on many of the other projects. Teams are made up of architects, landscape architects, mechanical engineers, soil scientists, environmental engineers, structural engineers, etc.”
What do you like about your career?
“I love that every project is different! Whether it’s a different type of project or different layout or different soil condition, each job is unique. And each job requires a unique solution. I also love working in the field – getting to “play in the dirt” – digging test pits! I’m not just at my desk; I get to do something different every day and that has also allowed me to gain invaluable experience.”
Why were you drawn to Redniss & Mead?
“Because when I met Brian [McMahon] at the UCONN career fair, he and his firm were offering the opportunity to do site engineering – which is a culmination of everything I studied at school – water resources, traffic engineering and geotechnical engineering – not just one.”