Schnabel Engineering has promoted Thomas Fitzgerald, P.E. to principal of the firm. He is currently the branch leader of the Greensboro, NC office of Schnabel Engineering South, where he manages a team of over 25 engineers, geologists, and CAD and GIS professionals doing dam projects across the continental United States and Alaska. Fitzgerald has more than 18 years of technical and project management experience in dam-related work, including inspections, hydrology and hydraulics, design of new dams, rehabilitation of existing dams, spillways upgrades, instrumentation, and risk assessments. His experience includes work on all major dam types, from earthen embankments to concrete dams and RCC (roller-compacted concrete). He is a FERC-approved Independent Consultant and Facilitator for Potential Failure Mode Analyses and leads the firm’s efforts in tracking FERC’s recent Risk-Informed Decision Making initiatives.
Fitzgerald holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering and an M.S. degree in water resources engineering, both from Rutgers College of Engineering. He is vice president of the North Carolina Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a member of the Roller Compacted Concrete subcommittee of ASTM, and a member of ASDSO, USSD, AWWA, ACI and AISC. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Virginia, Oregon, Alaska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
An employee-owned company, Schnabel Engineering employs over 300 professionals in 18 nationwide locations. The firm specializes in geotechnical, geostructural, dam, and tunnel engineering and offers environmental, geosciences, construction monitoring, and resident engineering services. For more information, please visit