Accomplished Project Executive Mark Warriner Returns to Gresham Smith’s Water + Environment Market
After a brief period of retirement, Mark Warriner, P.E. has returned to Gresham Smith as a project executive. Using his more than 30 years of experience in design and construction management for water, wastewater and public works projects, he will lead the Water + Environment market’s growth in East Tennessee.
During his initial 17 years at Gresham Smith, Warriner provided construction management leadership for two of the largest contracts in the Water + Environment group’s history – the Clean Water Nashville program, a $1.5 billion endeavor to reduce sewer overflows and improve water quality throughout Davidson County, and Knoxville Utilities Board’s Pace10 program, a 10-year, $530 million sewer system rehabilitation and improvement program to meet Environmental Protection Agency standards in Knoxville. Previous experience as a client himself, Warriner includes cradle to grave planning, design management and construction oversight that provides an experience base that is hard to match in this arena.
“We are beyond ecstatic that Mark has chosen to rejoin our Water + Environment team, and I know his skillset and professionalism will be a tremendous asset for our East Tennessee clients,” said Craig Parker, P.E., senior vice president at Gresham Smith.
“I’m looking forward to shifting my focus from daily construction management to developing client relationships and mentoring the next generation of engineers,” said Warriner. “The company’s culture and vision are what brought me back, and they’re what will keep me here until I retire for good.”
Warriner is also a member of the American Water Works Association and American Public Works Association, in addition to being a registered professional engineer in the state of Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Outside of work, he enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, and hanging out in the Smoky Mountains.