Bob Pintner, PE
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.
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.
Bob’s News & Views
New Geotechnical Engineer Joins R&M
“We are thrilled to have Travis on our team. He brings with him a wide range of experience with geotechnical engineering and geology in Alaska. Travis’ past experience working on projects for the Alaska Railroad allowed him to jump right in and support our current projects with the ARRC.”Read More