Rich Schoeck Joins Gresham Smith’s Water + Environment Market

July 30, 2019

Gresham Smith announces that Rich Schoeck, P.E., PMP has joined the firm’s Water + Environment market as a senior project manager. Joining from Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources, he brings extensive utility management experience, including the implementation of a new on-call model and approach to asset management aimed at enhancing reliability and performance excellence.

Schoeck has a proven program and project management track record and demonstrated performance assessment capabilities. Throughout the course of his 25+-year career, he honed his cost management, scope control, quality management, team management and leadership, schedule control and contract management skills. In addition to Schoeck’s tenure at Gwinnett County’s water/wastewater and stormwater utility, he has held positions at HDR Engineering, Inc., American Water Company, Inc., Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and St. Louis County Water Company, Inc.

“The depth of Rich’s operational insight as well as his knack for concurrently managing projects, programs and people enables him to set vision, implement strategy and programs, monitor and track his teams to success,” commented Jeff Nash, executive vice president, Gresham Smith. “His leadership, engineering and consulting roles within utilities and engineering firms will drive exceptional value for our clients. He understands the importance of unifying efforts and aligning various stakeholders, operations, regulatory requirements and business protocols in order to drive overarching business success.”

“I look forward to drawing on my experience and passion for performance excellence to help our utility clients devise and implement programs that will attain greater efficiency, reliability and resiliency,” added Schoeck. “Having managed all the procurement contracts, including engineering consulting contracts for Gwinnett County Department, I had experience as a client working with Gresham Smith. I feel fortunate to join a team that I already know to be dedicated to technical excellence and client-service.”

Schoeck’s thought leadership is evident in his contributions to publications and speaking engagements, including the Water Environment Federation’s Utility Management Conference, where he presented with Gresham Smith SVP Srinivas Jalla, P.E., PMP about Gwinnett County’s on-call model. He remains committed to continuous education, participating in a number of leadership and technical education trainings such as the Leadership Academy Program and Excel Leadership Program at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Outside of work, Schoeck volunteers his time as a small group leader at his church. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri.