Gresham Smith announces that Dan Scheer, P.E., has joined the firm from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). As a senior transportation engineer and Gresham Smith’s new bridge design leader for Florida, he will offer structural engineering leadership and project experience to Transportation clients and staff. He brings 17 years of expertise in structural bridge design, project management, quality control design and permitting for a variety of bridge project types. Scheer has worked on more than seven major national bridge project designs and hundreds of construction support analysis activities. He is also experienced in public policy and community relations.
“Structural engineering is about improving the safety and quality of the infrastructure in our communities and ultimately our nation,” said Scheer. “I’m committed to working with Gresham Smith’s clients on practical, cost-effective solutions and continuing to grow the structural services offered by our firm throughout Florida and the Southeast.”
Prior to joining Gresham Smith, Scheer was the manager of FDOT’s Central Office Production Support Team in Tallahassee. He also spent three years as the State Specifications Engineer at FDOT where he was engineer-of-record for the biannual publication of the State of Florida Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. Prior to joining FDOT, he served as lead quality control engineer on the $235 million emergency replacement of the I-35 St. Anthony Falls Bridge in Minneapolis, Minn., following the original structure’s catastrophic failure during rush-hour traffic. Outside of the office, Scheer serves on the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Civil Engineering Department Advisory Board. He is an active member of the Florida Engineering Society (FES) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Scheer is also a member of the Navy Reserves. He is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.