R&M Expands Structural Engineering Group with Two New Hires
February 23, 2021
Jun Robinson and Joshua Chaney, PE recently joined R&M. Jun is a Structural Staff Engineer and Joshua a Structural Project Engineer in the firm’s Engineering Department. Both professionals bring additional skills and expertise to R&M, expanding the firm’s structural engineering capabilities
“We are delighted that Jun and Josh have joined our Structural Group and become part of the team at R&M! They both bring strong skill sets in structural design and design document production that add depth to our group,” said Mark Anderson, PE, Group Manager of Structural Engineering. “Their skills will enable us to continue to improve our client service and deliverables.”
Jun and Josh will provide structural technical design work in support of a variety of building, bridge, transportation, site development, utility and waterfront projects. This includes port and harbor development projects, including piers, wharfs, mooring dolphins and moorage float systems; structural analysis and foundation designs to support other vertical projects; and seismic design.
Jun has more than 15 years of experience in civil, structural and architectural design. He has worked on a variety of infrastructure projects in the petroleum industry, which have included plot arrangements, foundations, structural detail and design, architectural design and material takeoffs for North Slope drill pads, modules and pipelines. Jun is also experienced in steel design, reinforced concrete design, structural analysis, arctic engineering, timber design and mechanics of materials. He is skilled in 3D modeling and fluent in the use of AutoCAD, Bentley Auto Plant, Raster Design, Advanced Steel, CADWorx and RISA software.
“I was interested in working for R&M because of the variety of work the firm does,” said Jun. “I have a lot of experience with steel structures but am excited to expand my experience into concrete and wood structures.”
Since joining R&M, Jun has been working on structural design for the Palmer Station Pier Replacement project in Antarctica and a replacement Snow Removal Equipment Building in McGrath for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. He has an A.S. in Architecture and Engineering Technology and a B.S. in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Prior to joining R&M, Josh was employed in Alaska’s oil industry for more than 11 years where he was involved in engineering programs for Alyeska, BPXA and ConocoPhillips as an associate and lead engineer. His experience also includes government defense contracting, where he was the on-site field engineer for the AEGIS Missile Defense System. Josh’s engineering responsibilities have included engineering calculations, budget estimates, scopes of work, material requisitions, fabrication drawings, field visits, engineering reports and construction support. He is fluent in the use of Staad.pro V8i, RISA 3D, MathCAD and AutoCAD 2D software.
“I’m really enjoying being at R&M so far. Although I haven’t met many people yet, everyone has been really friendly,” said Josh. “I also like the engineering atmosphere, which is very difference from the petrochemical industry. For one, I get my own office for the first time!”
Since joining R&M, Josh has involved in the Port of Alaska Petroleum Cement Terminal project. His work has included hose tower and operations building design, utility support, fabrication drawing reviews, and Request for Information (RFI) response and support. Josh is currently working on a boardwalk design concept for the Chugach Foothills Northeast Trail Connector project. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a civil engineer licensed in Alaska.