Meet Ben Upsall, PE
Title
Associate Geotechnical Engineer

Expertise
Design-Build transportation
Vertical development
Coal mine reclamation
Waterfront development
Foundations and walls


Location
Seattle, WA

Hired
2015

With a background in geological engineering and a fascination with landslide and glacial processes, Ben eventually made his way to GeoEngineers’ Seattle office as a geotechnical engineer. Passionate about design-build projects, Ben focuses most of his efforts pursuing, designing and managing a wide array of tunnel, bridge and highway projects throughout the Puget Sound.

“The first time I experienced working on a design-build project, I knew I was hooked,” Ben says. “It is so fast paced and forces you to find creative solutions to atypical problems quickly. Organization and project management skills are key with these high-speed delivery projects.”

Ben finds it hard to “leave the engineer at work,” especially when his two young sons, who love construction equipment, are ever curious about what dad does at work. When he can find free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, laughing with friends, woodworking and hiking around the Northwest.