Brian MullenPE

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Brian has provided geotechnical engineering services for projects throughout Alaska since 2009. He routinely plans field explorations and laboratory testing. Brian also performs engineering analyses for foundation design, deep ground improvement, pavement design, seismic hazard assessment and mitigation, foundation repairs, slope and settlement stability, retaining wall design, and effects of seasonal frost or permafrost. He has served as the Lead Geotechnical Engineer for an array of civil construction projects, including large-scale airport and waterfront projects. Brian has taken an active role in construction, including inspection and plans and specifications development. He also supports a variety of environmental projects, including site assessment, chemical sampling and excavation monitoring activities.

Brian Mullen conducting field investigations in rural Alaska
B.S. Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Professional Civil Engineer, Alaska
ADEC Qualified Environmental Professional
ASCE Deep Foundations Design, Construction, and Quality Control
10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety
6-Hour 49CFR Hazardous Materials Transportation
CPR and First Aid Certified
LTR Wildlife Awareness and Defense Certificate
OSHA Remote Worker Ice Safety and Rescue
American Society of Civil Engineers
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
Industry Experience
15 years
  • What places are on your travel bucket list?
    50 state high points and rafting the Grand Canyon.
  • If you weren’t doing your current job, what would be your dream job?
    A touring musician in a folk band.
  • What are you curious about?
    What is in the ground beneath our feet and how did it get there? The reason I became a geotechnical engineer!
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Train Engineer - I got one of the two words right!
  • What are your favorite books?
    The Map that Changed the World by Simon Winchester and The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant.
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