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Director of Operations, Columbus

kwhite@elrobinson.com

Dr. White is the Director of Operations for the Columbus, Ohio office that includes over 35 employees. He also serves as the firm’s principal water resources engineer. In this capacity, he prepares the hydraulic, hydrologic, and water quality calculations associated with civil engineering improvement projects.

Dr. White started his career in the public sector at Ohio Department of Transportation and worked in the Central Office Hydraulic Section for 10 years. Here, he acted as a Technical Liaison to engineering consulting firms, Ohio DOT District Offices, and various local municipalities where he provided project quality assurance reviews to ensure uniform application of hydraulic/hydrologic principles and practices to ensure statewide consistency in the design of highway construction plans. He was responsible for developing revisions to and maintenance of ODOT hydraulic design policy, standards, and specifications. He was the Staff Specialist to aid in the design of hydraulically complex highway projects. This included the design and analysis of cross culverts, storm sewers, open channels, pavement drainage systems, and soil erosion and sediment control measures. Projects include depressed roadways, lift stations, major urban infrastructure improvements, and structural designs for precast reinforced concrete box culverts and the foundations and earth-retaining walls associated with these large span prefabricated structures.

After working in the public sector for 10 years, Kevin transitioned to the private sector. As a regional technology leader for an international consulting firm, Dr. White oversaw the hydraulic and hydrologic activities of 25 offices. His duties included project quality control; proposal preparation; training junior staff members; and organizing and mentoring a technology forum for hydraulics and hydrology to promote best practices, address unique designs, and foster quality and consistency.

Kevin has been with E.L. Robinson since 2006. His technical duties include project management, design of highway projects, plan review, and quality assurance. Dr. White oversaw the selection and implementation of a new financial management system for ELR. His management philosophy is to provide the employee-owners in the Columbus Office with the tools and mentorship necessary to succeed and then empower them by promoting the lowest-level of decision-making.

Kevin is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board.

Kevin is an avid bicyclist. He and his wife Michele enjoy traveling in their free time.

  • BE Civil Engineering – Youngstown State University
  • MS Civil Engineering – Ohio University
  • PhD Civil Engineering – Ohio University