Bob PintnerPE

Group Manager - Geotechnical Engineering & Geology

Bob has more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and engineering geology, with 30 years working throughout Alaska. He is responsible for field, laboratory and office geotechnical investigations, including foundation design, pile design, seismic hazardous assessments, slope and settlement stability, pavements and thermal analyses. Drawing on his degrees in geology and geotechnical engineering, Bob provides innovative and creative solutions to geologic, geotechnical, construction and logistical problems. He is fully knowledgeable of cold-region marine and upland design requirements, earth-science applications and construction field operations in Alaska.

Bob Pinter in a canoe on a lake.
M.S. Geotechnical Engineering, Oregon State University
B.S. Geology, Earlham College
Professional Civil Engineer, Alaska
Association of Engineering Geologists
Industry Experience
35 years
  • If you weren’t doing your current job, what would be your dream job?
    Planetary Geologist working for NASA.
  • What is a fun fact few people know about you?
    I met Carl Sagan in 1980 while I was working for the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF) at Cornell University.
  • What is one skill you are currently working on?
    Improving my pottery making skills, both making better forms on the wheel and getting better results from my wood burning kiln.
  • If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
    I think I would really like to be able to fly, but I’d be happy with just being better at spelling.
  • What are your favorite books?
    The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay.
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