FRESNO, California—Kleinfelder is pleased to announce that Stephen Plauson, PE, GE, has rejoined Kleinfelder as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer in the Central Valley Area. Plauson has over 23 years of geotechnical engineering, materials testing, and construction inspection experience. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, providing services for projects such as highways, dams, schools, essential facilities, water and wastewater treatment facilities, commercial and residential developments, military installations, and prisons. Notable projects include management and oversight for The Square, an estimated $10 million dollar project that constructed Maya Cinemas, various restaurants, and student housing at Campus Pointe near Fresno State University, and the $30 million dollar Surf Ranch project in Lemoore, CA, which built an experimental surf lake.
With several years serving in management and leadership roles, Plauson has supervised and mentored engineers with varying skills from entry level to experienced. He places an emphasis on building strong teams that are client-focused and committed to quality and integrity. His efforts in team building and management have resulted in highly proficient project teams that meet client goals and finish projects under budget and ahead of schedule.
Plauson served as a Kleinfelder geotechnical project manager for over 11 years before joining Technicon where he was the manager of their geotechnical engineering division. In this role, he supervised staff, prepared proposals, work plans and reports, and conducted business development. He also provided support for construction inspection and testing services, worked to improve laboratory processes, and rebuilt the firm’s drilling department.
Plauson is a registered California Professional Civil Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer. He attended California State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Stephen is based out of Kleinfelder’s Fresno, CA office.
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