Gresham Smith’s Water + Environment Market Welcomes Senior Project Manager Kevin Kruchinski

March 16, 2022

Gresham Smith is excited to announce that Kevin Kruchinski has joined the firm’s Water + Environment Market as a senior project manager. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kruchinski brings 20 years of experience in water and wastewater operations, construction management and leadership development.

Prior to joining Gresham Smith, Kevin held various roles for American Water in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. He was a key leader in American Water’s largest capital project, a $163 million, 20-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) water treatment plant, which included a 20-MGD pump station, a 3-MG tank and 31 miles of transmission mains. The team delivered the project on time and on budget, and coordinated with four different contractors and numerous regulatory agencies to make it happen.

He has also worked with utilities to design and operate pump stations, force mains, membrane filter and traditional plants, and wastewater treatment systems. Beyond technical expertise, Kevin has experience operating water and wastewater treatment plants, overseeing field operations, managing computer data acquisition systems including SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and promoting employee development.

“As Gresham Smith’s Water + Environment market continues to grow in Tennessee, we will need trusted leaders like Kevin who can both deliver for our clients and support our other staff members,” said Ken Stewart, P.E., vice president at Gresham Smith. “His skills in construction management and field operations will be invaluable to our firm. We are glad to have him on board.”

“I am excited by the firm’s company culture and the professional development opportunities readily available, and looking forward to getting started as a project manager,” said Kruchinski.  “I also plan to take full advantage of the knowledge the rest of the Tennessee Water + Environment market state leaders have, so I can deliver quality, creative solutions for the challenges that clients’ face.”

While most of his passions have taken a backseat to shuttling his children from one activity to the next, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys mother nature year-round. He tried to make a career out of fishing, and while he was unsuccessful, he still heads out to the lake one to two days a week.