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SSR Promotes Two to Leadership Roles in new Infrastructure Program


Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) a leader among engineering firms in designing, consulting, and commissioning projects has promoted Ian Engstrom, PE, and Andrew Johnson, PE, LEED AP, CPESC, to Operations Managers. The promotions are in conjunction with the integration of the Horizontal and Civil Environmental programs into a single Infrastructure program. Both will report to Bo Butler, PE, Program Director and Senior Principal. Engstrom and Johnson will serve as Operations Mangers for the Infrastructure program in the Memphis and Nashville offices, respectively.

“We are pleased to announce that Andrew and Ian have agreed to step into these new operational roles,” said Butler. “They were chosen for their ability to lead within their respective offices and their tremendous organizational skills. We are excited to give them the opportunity to bring their expertise and understanding of our profession to bear in our vision to better serve our clients.”

In their new roles, Engstrom and Johnson will serve as extensions of the program Operations Director (currently Butler) in the two locations. They will be involved in promoting effective operations and resource management for the Infrastructure program.

Engstrom joined SSR in 2012, bringing with him over 18 years of experience in bridge design and project management. His work has included a variety of construction materials and unique design requirements. Engstrom has performed numerous new bridge designs and bridge retrofit studies, which included seismic design, in the Mid-South region. The structure types studied range from simple span prestressed concrete girder overpasses to continuous curved steel plate girder fly-overs.

Engstrom earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Memphis State University in Memphis, TN, and a Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He is a registered engineer in eight states and a member of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers and Structural Engineers Association of Mississippi

Johnson began his career at SSR in 2001 and has nearly 15 years of experience in civil site and stormwater design. His body of work includes master planning, drainage studies, retention design, construction administration, and permitting. He has served in a variety of roles such as project engineer, project manager and project director for numerous projects across the state of Tennessee. Johnson has a thorough knowledge of civil site issues by virtue of this current work with municipalities and utility districts across Tennessee. He has overseen the successful completion of dozens of water and wastewater projects with an aggregate construction value in excess of $100 million.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in Cookville, TN.  He is a registered engineer in Tennessee and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Water Works Association, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.