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Gilbert T. Seese, Jr.

Gilbert Seese, Jr.




Gib’s engineering career spans 42 years.  After completing his undergraduate degree and working in consulting for two years, he shifted focus to the power industry. 

At that time WVU, one of the leading research centers in this area, provided Gib the opportunity to do research in power plant ash utilization and complete his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering. 

Following graduation in 1980, Gib joined Schnabel Engineering in Richmond, VA and later became the principal engineer of Schnabel’s Newport News, VA office.  As branch leader, Gib managed the office’s two largest contracts for over 10 years bringing in over $1 million in revenues annually for the firm.

His team provided geotechnical and environmental engineering services and observation and testing services during construction for key clients such as the Virginia Port Authority, Newport News Shipbuilding, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, City of Newport News, and York County. 

Gib currently serves on the WVU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Committee Advisory Board.  He is an adjunct faculty member teaching soil mechanics courses at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College in Richmond.