GBA is pleased to announce the hiring of Rod Sachtleben and welcomes him to its Chesterfield, Missouri, office. He will take on the role of Senior Associate in GBA’s Transportation Group.
In this role, Sachtleben will use his experience in roadway and bridge design to grow GBA’s capabilities for Department of Transportation projects throughout Missouri and Illinois. Sachtleben will also build upon GBA’s transportation expertise by mentoring younger engineers and sharing knowledge he has gained throughout his career.
“I am most looking forward to the opportunities for new projects with Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation, as well as larger, more complicated projects,” said Sachtleben.
Sachtleben brings over 37 years of experience to his position at GBA. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1981, he began working as a consultant bridge engineer. Since then, Sachtleben has led projects for Departments of Transportation and municipalities for over 27 years. These projects have taken him throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois, and even to a design-build project in Alaska.
Throughout his career, Sachtleben has become involved in a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri and the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis. His involvement in the ACEC Missouri allowed him to meet Tim Ross, GBA’s CEO, and Jim Jarrett, one of its vice presidents, and later work with the two on pursuits.
“Rod is a unique individual because he brings strengths outside of the typical structural role on transportation projects,” said Jarrett. “Because of his long history of working with Departments of Transportation, he is able to leverage project management capabilities to solve a broad range of problems.”
Outside of work, Sachtleben enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and friends.