Civil and Environmental

Founded in 1940, Michael Baker International has a rich heritage as a civil engineering consulting firm with continued growth and expansion. Serving clients in the public and private sectors in international, national, state, and local markets, we create superlative value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for the full continuum of planning, environment, design, and construction management.

Michael Baker International’s civil engineering professionals manage and staff active projects in over 40 countries on five continents. Services are provided for a broad range of projects and capabilities, including highways, airports, bridges, rail and transit systems, government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, oil and gas infrastructure, and commercial/urban development. Our fields of expertise span all areas of civil engineering and include an extensive variety of specialty disciplines, such as environmental compliance and restoration, coastal engineering, urban development, and mining.


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Environmental Compliance

Michael Baker International has extensive experience in providing the relevant environmental compliance services to advance projects efficiently through permit preparation and acquisition, mitigation commitments, and construction. We have provided these services to a wide variety of client groups, including state and federal environmental and transportation agencies, private developers, conservation and preservation groups, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and others. Michael Baker maintains a highly qualified team of environmental scientists, engineers, planners, geologists, and cultural resource specialists who can successfully work anywhere in the nation to prepare documents, perform environmental investigations, assess impacts, document findings, obtain permits, and develop and implement mitigation.

Related Services:

  • Agency and Public Coordination
  • Alternative Analysis
  • Aquatic Resource Studies
  • Archaeological Evaluations
  • Archaeological Surveys
  • Architectural Studies
  • Artifact Analysis/Curation
  • Barrier Design/Analysis
  • Benthic Studies
  • Biological Assessments
  • Categorical Exclusions
  • Community Impact Assessments
  • Context Sensitive Solutions
  • Corridor Studies
  • Cultural Resource Services
  • Cumulative Impacts
  • Determination of Effects
  • Economic Analysis
  • Eligibility Determinations
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Justice
  • Farmland Impact Studies
  • Federal/State Permitting
  • Field Surveys
  • Habitat Analysis
  • Habitat Evaluations
  • Historical Research
  • Hydraulic/Hydrologic Studies
  • Linguistic Isolated Households
  • Memorandums of Agreement
  • Mitigation
  • Mitigation and Recordation
  • Mitigation Design
  • Mobile Source Air Toxins
  • Natural Channel Design
  • NEPA Studies
  • Noise and Air Quality Analysis
  • Particulate Matter 2.5
  • Predictive Models
  • Programmatic Agreements
  • Public Education/Outreach
  • Rapid Bioassessment
  • Section 106 Compliance
  • Section 4(f) and (6) Evaluations
  • Section 7 Consultation
  • SHPO Coordination
  • Socio-Economic Resource Services
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Visual Impact Assessments
  • Water Budget Analyses
  • Water Quality Studies
  • Wetlands Delineation

Representative Projects

  • Planning Services and Environmental Analysis for the Expansion of Station Kauai, Kauai, Hawaii
  • Relocation of Holly Springs Road and Stream Restoration, Surry County, North Carolina
  • Technical Assistance for Hazardous Waste Sites, Statewide, Pennsylvania

Environmental Restoration

Michael Baker international has substantial, long-term environmental restoration experience working under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization (SARA), and other environmental regulatory programs. In support of these programs, we provide a broad range of remedial and on-site engineering services, including design and support during remediation (construction management, testing, and quality control). We offer flexibility in contracting arrangements between owners and remediation contractors to reflect the client’s preferred approach.

Related Services:

  • Hydrogeological Investigations
  • On-Site Health and Safety Monitoring
  • Preliminary Assessments/Site Investigations (PA/SI)
  • RCRA facility assessments (RFA)
  • RCRA facility investigations (RFI)
  • Regulatory Agency Negotiations
  • Remedial Design
  • Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS)
  • Risk-Based Remediation
  • Site Characterization Studies


Michael Baker International’s mining disciplines focus on pursuing dynamic emerging markets while continuing to serve long-standing client relationships. Our core services include mine engineering, design, geotechnical, permitting, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies and documentation. Additionally, stream restoration and natural stream channel design is a growing service area, and abandoned mine lands (AML) reclamation has become a key focus for the mining industry. Our mining experts also maintain working knowledge of the latest and most advanced software modeling and engineering applications. Finally, Michael Baker is a key participant for all aspects of Marcellus Shale site development and environmental permitting.

Related Services:

  • Benthic Macroinvertebrate Investigations
  • Construction Management and Inspection
  • Design and Permitting of Coarse and Fine Coal Refuse (Slurry Impoundment) Disposal Facilities
  • Earthwork Volume Computations and Cost Estimates
  • Facilities Layout and Site Design
  • Fisheries Resource Investigations
  • Geological and Geophysical Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Stability Analysis
  • GIS, Surveying, and Mapping Services
  • Minimal Impact Determinations
  • Natural Stream Channel Design (Rosgen Level IV Certified)
  • Plan and Specifications Preparation
  • Plan Profiles and Cross Sections
  • Refuse Disposal Staging
  • Reserve Analysis
  • Right-of-Way Plans
  • Roadway, Bridge, and Rail Design, Specifications, and Construction Plans
  • Surface Engineering Design
  • Surface Mine and Facilities Permitting
  • Surface Water Runoff Analyses (SWROA)
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Habitat Evaluations
  • Underground Mine Permitting
  • Water Sources Feasibility Studies for Mining Operations
  • Water Supply Impoundment, Dam Design, and Permitting