Robert S. Wright, PE, GE


QA/QC Officer, Transportation


Mr. Wright joined DRC in 1986. He has a Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a California Registered Professional Civil Engineer and a California Registered Geotechnical Engineer in excellent standing.


Mr. Wright has more than 40 years of experience in the practice of civil and geotechnical engineering including the technical, managerial and financial responsibility for the geotechnical investigations, analyses, design and construction of engineering projects including large and small diameter pipelines, tunnels, water treatment plants, dams, deep excavations and shoring., reservoirs, watersheds, flood control channels and other water related distribution structures. Mr. Wright has extensive specialized expertise in the practice of geotechnical engineering related to the investigation, design and construction of dams and tunnels; investigation and stabilization of landslides; foundations for dams, reservoirs, railroad and highway bridges; airfield and highway pavements; earthwork and grading; waterfront structures and foundations. Mr. Wright is also responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of DRC's strict Quality Control/Quality Assurance Program.


Mr. Wright also has expertise in the analysis of flow in pipes and open channels and in the design and construction of pressure piping systems, aqueducts, and open-channels and in the design and construction of pressure piping systems, aqueducts and open-channel flow conveyance systems. Mr. Wright has been responsible for the geotechnical aspects of investigations, design and construction of over 12 dams, and for the safety evaluation of numerous existing dams primarily within the State of California and western United States. He has performed and reviewed hydrologic analyses of the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) for the safety evaluation of existing dams and spillways. Mr. Wright was also a distinguished member of the Committee on Foundations for Dams on the U. S. Committee on Large Dams.