Rick Schuller, PE, Associate Principal, Engineering Department Manager
Rick has over 25 years of experience in civil engineering, and over 15 at Woodson. His experience includes engineering services for complex residential, commercial, industrial and public improvement projects. Major responsibilities include management of engineering projects, client contact, proposals, contract negotiation, government approvals, presentations, design development and construction documents, including specifications. He often represents Woodson at agency hearings, government staff meetings, client project review meetings and public meetings. Rick’s experience includes infrastructure design, storm water management plans, hydrologic investigations, construction cost estimates and construction management services.Education
Bonito Street Water and Sewer Improvement Project, City of Flagstaff - Rick was the Project Manager on this project that began as a sewer and water replacement project, but based on citizen input, grew to include sidewalks, drainage improvements due to flooding and runoff issues, and street restoration and widening. Rick and his team successfully accommodated the change in scope.
The Ridge at Clear Creek, Flagstaff - Rick provided turn key entitlement, concept and design services on a fast track basis. This was a 306 unit Apartment Project in Flagstaff by Northern Arizona University that consisted of 18 buildings including a site clubhouse and other amenities. This 27 acre site had a tremendous amount of topography and had many engineering challenges including drainage and detention design with discharge from the site being as natural as possible. We provided a topographic survey of the site including offsite improvement areas, a boundary and multiple ALTA Surveys with legal descriptions and exhibits for 16 easements. This project had an offsite trunk sewer extension component on ADOT Right of Way including a bore across Interstate 40, with a future ADOT exit ramp on the property as well as drainage discharge to ADOT Right of Way. Utility and Access was coordinated with NAU and the National Forest Service as well. We obtained approval from ADEQ for the utility extensions. Grading, tree preservation and cold weather impacts were a major component of the project. The project had 14,000 feet of sanitary sewer; 12,000 feet of watermain; and 2.25 miles of roadway infrastructure in it.
Peabody Western Coal Company - Rick and his team provide services to affect the release of mine-closure bonds for areas in northeastern Arizona. The work often includes preparing drainage feature maps, and surface mapping to determine areas of additional grading to more closely match the pre-mining topography.
Beaver and Leroux Streets – 2010 Bond Improvement Project, City of Flagstaff - Rick was the Project Manager providing: Scoping; Proposal, Pricing and Schedule; Team assignments and staff oversight/management; Team and stakeholder coordination; construction management; project administration; tracking; reporting. This was a 7-block street and utility replacement CMAR project involving a 27-inch interceptor. Our work included sewer and water replacement, street, driveway, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements and ramps. Specific engineering work included analyzing local drainage, and determining the hydrologic and hydraulic conditions.