Michael Baker International Appoints Russell Anderson, P.E., CFM, to Grow the Firm’s Presence in Western Colorado

Firm Expands Water, Transportation, Planning and Aviation Focus in the Region to Better Support Five-year Engineering Contract

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Date: January 31, 2017

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Russell Anderson has joined the firm as a water resources engineer and will extend the firm’s presence and expertise in water, transportation, planning and aviation to clients located in the Rocky Mountain and Western regions of Colorado.
 
In his new role, Mr. Anderson will support efforts around Michael Baker’s new contract to provide on-call engineering services to the city of Durango, through a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) process, which allows for an unspecified number of services during a fixed period of time. He will manage projects related to water resources, serve as the liaison to Michael Baker project managers and staff related to transportation, planning and aviation contracts, and implement the regional business development plan. He also will partner with colleagues as an extension of Michael Baker’s Lakewood office, supporting clients, communities and stakeholders within the Western Slope and Four Corners areas of Southwestern Colorado.
 
“Water resources management is increasingly important to this region, specifically related to the Colorado River, the Colorado Basin and the surrounding communities that are facing long-term water needs,” said David Jula, Michael Baker Office Executive in Denver, Colo. “Russ’ experience identifying and solving water-related challenges and his ability to work across disciplines to achieve project success will further ensure We Make a Difference for the residents of the Western Slope and surrounding communities.”
 
Mr. Anderson’s past experience includes: stream restoration; development of floodplain studies, analyses and mapping; water conservation projects; environmental permitting; river engineering; hazard mitigation; and water resources management. Previously, he served as a senior water resources engineer for Morrison-Maierle, Inc., in Helena, Mont., where he performed engineering analyses, created designs, studies and plans, and provided inspection and construction oversight for more than 50 water resource-related projects. For Telesto Solutions, Inc., in Missoula, Mont., he worked as a project engineer and managed a mine-site closure/water-management project for a hard-rock mine in Southwest Mont.
  
Mr. Anderson earned a Master of Science degree in Hydraulic Engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Water Resources emphasis) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, which include planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life-cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  Michael Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.
 
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