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Nathan Diehl - Project Engineer

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As a Mechanical Engineer and Construction Professional, Nathan brings an exceptional blend of mechanical intuition and industry knowledge to LPS. He has consistently been recognized for his keen ability to increase efficiency and decrease the need for re­engineering. His creative problem solving and troubleshooting skills complemented by an acute understanding of detail drawings and specifications, make him a perfect fit to LPS’ engineering team.

Nathan is proud of his faith, loves his family, and spends as much time as possible hunting and enjoying the outdoors.


Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA  2003
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Passed the EIT (Engineer In Training) Exam


Work Experience
Land Planning Solutions (LPS): Project Engineer 2011
Responsible for all aspects of site/subdivision design, including site grading, water, sewer, and storm design, as well as stormwater management.

Notable Projects Include

  • Wyndham Plantation – Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Montessori Academy – Suffolk, Virginia
  • Meridian Harbourview – Suffolk, Virginia
  • Denbigh Village – Newport News, Virginia
  • East Beach Phase 7 – Norfolk, Virginia
  • Culpepper Landing (Multiple Phases) – Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Nansemond Suffolk Academy, Harbourview Campus – Suffolk, Virginia

Previous Work Experience
A&W Contractors: 2007 – 2011

  • Sherwood Lakes, Virginia Beach – Managed grading operations for a 240 acre neighborhood with 180+ lots and Virginia Beach’s largest BMP, moving more than 1 million yd^3 soil. Facilitated installation of sewer pump station, deep gravity sewer, 2 miles of sewer force main, potable water, and storm drain system. Performed grading operations sloping banks of one 100 acre, 50’ deep pond and an additional 35 acre, 40’ deep pond.
  • Tapestry Apartments, Chesapeake – Managed grading and utility installation operations of a 12 acre site developing it into apartments.  Oversaw installation of deep sewer well point system, deep sewer, waterline, storm drain system, sewer force main, sewer pump station, curb and gutter, asphalt, and jack and bore of 150’ sewer force main under The Chesapeake  Expressway.
  • Jefferson Marketplace, Newport News – Managed all grading and utility installation operations in the development of a 16 acre city block into a shopping center and apartments on Jefferson Avenue. Directly implemented several major traffic control patterns including multiple lane closures on one of the busiest roads in Hampton Roads. Oversaw jack and bore of gravity sewer under 7 lanes of Jefferson Ave. to tie into existing sewer in the middle of traffic on the opposite side of road. Oversaw installation of waterline, sewer, storm system, underground BMP, curb and gutter, asphalt, and new traffic signals.

Chesapeake Bay Construction Co: Foreman 2004 – 2007
Developed leadership and technical skills in managing a crew, general contracting, and field related problem solving.


Northrop Grumman: Newport News, Engineer 2003 – 2004

Heavy field experience has shaped my career into what it is. From tagging along with my dad building homes at 5 years old to working construction full-time every summer as well as 8 additional years of first-hand construction experience as a foreman and superintendent, I engineer sites and neighborhoods with the prior experience of having installed and built them.  To me, this is indispensable in helping with designs that work, and work well.
~ Nathan Diehl