Kevin L. Wilk, PE
Senior Project Engineer
Geotechnical Services
Kevin L. Wilk PE, with 21 years of experience at SME as a geotechnical engineer, assists owners, architects, engineers, and developers who are concerned about the soil and groundwater conditions at their site, who want to save money in earthwork and foundation costs, and who are frustrated by not getting cost-effective and time saving solutions to the unknowns that occur during construction. Kevin is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Kevin earned his BS degree in Geological Engineering in 1995 and began his career at SME in the fall of 1996 as a Field Engineer and then Staff Engineer, providing construction observation and testing related to soils and foundations in SME’s Construction Materials (CMS) department. More specifically, he gained valuable experience related to the construction of shallow and deep foundations, earth retention systems, earthwork operations, and specialized in-situ geotechnical testing. While working in the CMS department, he attended graduate school at Wayne State University and received his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with geotechnical emphasis.

Kevin is responsible for developing scope and budget for geotechnical evaluations; and manages and conducts geotechnical evaluations to address design and construction of shallow and deep foundations and other geotechnical concerns. Kevin is also skilled in performing in-situ pressuremeter testing and vane shear testing, and inclinometer installation and measurements, including data reduction and engineering analysis.

Kevin has a knack for completing large drilling projects that seem overwhelming to others, and is known for his considerable experience with electrical transmission line and electrical substation projects.

Outside of the office, Kevin can usually be found spending time with his family or training for his next mountain biking adventure.

Projects

New Michigan Electric Transmission Line for Wind Power

Michigan’s Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act of 2008 required 10 percent of the energy in the state come from renewable fuels by 2015. When completed, the Thumb Loop will be the “energy superhighway” for wind farm development in Michigan's Thumb area.