Fasih received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering before coming to the United States from India, and then decided to pursue a master’s degree in environmental engineering. “I discovered that no other profession touches almost every aspect of humans as the environmental field does, so I chose to pursue this direction for my career instead of electrical engineering.”
At GeoEngineers, Fasih wears several hats. He assists project managers with project scoping, proposals, cost estimates, invoices, logistics and client communication and writes many kinds of technical reports. For another of his roles, lead site engineer, he performs site safety, field tasks, public communication and oversight of the work of subcontractors. Fasih is also a spills response team member, on call around the clock to travel to spill sites and supervise cleanups. He says he finds working in the field to be very satisfying. “I like meeting new people, talking, building professional relationships and making friends. Working in the field gives me chance to do those things.”
One of Fasih’s most memorable projects was the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus headquarters, phase 1. He is proud of how he and his teammates successfully addressed the project’s many challenges, including the logistics required to remove over 600,000 tons of contaminated soil from the campus site. GeoEngineers’ unique approach to problem-solving is inspiring, Fasih says. “Usually people define a problem as something that has no solution, but there is always a way if one is ready to walk it. Geo’s motto, ‘We find a better way,’ gels perfectly with my own thoughts and inspires me a lot.”
In his rare leisure time, Fasih relaxes with music, sports and puzzles.