Jeffery M. Krusinga PE, GE serves as Regional Office Manager for SME’s Kalamazoo office. As a Senior Consultant for our Geotechnical Services Group, he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating geotechnical evaluations, which includes formulating project scope, conducting technical analyses, and preparing written reports and plans. Jeff has 30 years of extensive analytical experience associated with the evaluation of stability for both existing and proposed slopes and embankments.

Jeff's interest in geotechnical engineering began while in graduate school at the University of Michigan and broadened during his early professional career in San Diego, California where he gained extensive experience performing slope stability evaluations, working on coastal protection projects, and conducting groundwater resource evaluations. These early years cemented his love for the geotechnical profession and provided analytical tools that Jeff transitioned into SME’s dam practice. He has been involved with the evaluation of numerous dams, including performing safety inspections, quantifying factors-of-safety when assessing various failure modes, and preparing plans for repair. Jeff is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan and a registered civil engineer (RCE) and geotechnical engineer (GE) in California. Jeff holds BSE and MSE degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has completed postgraduate studies at San Diego State University.

Jeff enjoys working with people, both internal and external to SME, which helped him become an effective client and project manager. His breadth and depth of experience has provided him with the ability to organize scopes of service to help clients solve their problems and complete successful projects. Jeff relishes the instances where clients appreciate the value of our services and come to understand what it is that we do at SME. He believes the practice of civil engineering, specifically geotechnical engineering, is a profession that helps better people’s lives. One thing Jeff finds exciting about being a consultant is the opportunity to meet clients who work in a wide range of businesses and professions, where he learns something pretty neat about what people do for their livelihood on virtually every project.

Currently serving as president of the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Jeff has also served as a board member for the Southwestern Chapter of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) for the past seven years. He is an associate member of the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners (MACDC), and a lifetime member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. In 2017, Jeff began serving on the Industry Advisory Board for Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.