Mullins named Professional Award in Civil Engineering recipient

Oct. 26, 2018

Rob Mullins was presented with the 2018 Professional Award in Civil Engineering during the annual Speed School homecoming dinner held October 26 at the Brown Hotel.

A graduate of the J. B. Speed School of Engineering, Dr. Mullins earned his BS in Applied Science in 1977 and his M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering in 1978.  He also holds a JD (1984) and Ph.D. (1996) from the University of Louisville, as well as an MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN (1989). Rob is currently Senior Vice President of Stantec Consulting Services Inc., a full-service architecture and engineering firm with offices in 26 countries. He is a licensed professional engineer and attorney in Kentucky and is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners.

After graduating from UofL, Rob started his career with the US Army Corps of Engineers and spent the next 25 years working through a series of increasingly responsible positions in civil works, military construction, and hazardous and toxic remediation programs before becoming the senior civilian for the Louisville District. Upon retiring from the District, he became Vice President of Program Management for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) working on high-level US Department of Defense projects. After leaving SAIC, he joined Stantec where he has worked on a number of large programs and projects including Design Director for the recently-completed $731 million Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps hurricane protection project in New Orleans, LA.

Rob has been active in the profession, his church, and the community, including the Leadership PE program to develop 15 of the most promising young engineers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The program is sponsored by KSPE, ACEC-KY, and SAME. Dr. Mullins has taught classes in leadership, project management, procurement, construction programming, and other topics. He has published widely including a public policy book on urban planning, as well as articles in refereed and professional journals on civil works, project management, military construction, environmental engineering, elderly housing, and a variety of other urban-oriented topics.