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Jason Buenker

Jason Buenker, PhD, PE, GE

Senior Associate

Jason has over 10 years of geotechnical experience in ground characterization, ground improvement, shallow and deep foundations, earth retention systems, slope stability, seismic hazard mitigation and tunneling. His experience includes construction support on compaction grouting, jet grouting, deep soil mixing, soil nail installation, tieback installation, torque-down pile installation, and drilled shaft construction projects. He has coordinated field explorations programs ranging from minor residential lots to large scale infrastructure projects.  Jason specializes in remote work, particularly railroad jobs that are far off the beaten path. 


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, 2020
  • MS, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, 2009
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Illilnois, 2008


  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Illinois, California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
  • Geotechnical Engineer, California


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance Association



Practice Area

Geotechnical Services

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