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Kerem Kalkay

Kerem Kalkay, PE

Senior Engineer

Kerem Kalkay joined Shannon & Wilson as a summer intern, and was hired on full time after completing his Master’s degree in 2015. During the past few years, Kerem has specialized in geotechnical engineering for large, fast-track, transit and transportation design-build projects throughout the United States. His responsibilities for these projects include: development, management, and visualization of large data sets; and performance of efficient geotechnical analyses through automation of complex, time-consuming, repetitive tasks, such as analyzing axial and lateral resistance of hundreds of deep foundations.

Kerem’s technical experience encompasses design of deep and shallow foundations; evaluation and interpretation of bi-directional load test data performed for drilled shaft design; CPT- and SPT-based liquefaction analyses, including liquefaction-induced settlement; lateral spreading analysis; design of various retaining wall types, such as MSE and soil nail walls; settlement analysis of shallow and deep foundations; slope stability analysis; and instrumentation analysis.

His construction observation and field experience includes drilled shaft installation; auger-cast pile installation; evaluation of foundation subgrades, fill placement and compaction; seismic retrofitting by installation of micropiles; soil nail and tieback shoring installation and testing; soldier pile installation; and compaction grouting and jet grouting ground improvement.

Kerem has also been involved with subsurface field exploration and characterization, contaminated soil sampling, and measurement of slope indicators and piezometers. Additionally, Kerem has extensive experience in running geotechnical laboratory tests.


  • MS, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Focus), University of Washington, 2015
  • BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University, 2011


  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Washington


  • American Society of Civil Engineers 
  • Deep Foundations Institute

Practice Area

Geotechnical Services

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