Paul J. Schmeisl, PE leads the Shelby Township regional team as Regional Office Manager. He is responsible for overseeing the Construction Materials Services (CMS) and Geotechnical Services Groups for SME's Shelby Township office including project staffing/coordination, project management and laboratory operations. He also serves as Senior Consultant on geotechnical and pavement related services, ranging from conventional evaluations to specialized in-situ and nondestructive testing. Paul is skilled in providing on-site project management and coordination for complicated, large-scale projects. He has a BS in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan. Paul is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and ASTM International.

Paul joined SME in 2004 following completion of his 4-year Co-op/Internship program, and quickly advanced to project management. Paul enjoys providing insightful solutions to challenging problems and recommendations to the project team and contractors throughout the life of the project. He has served as the CMS Project Manager and Geotechnical Engineer of Record for higher education projects, hospital campuses, energy sector clients, and transportation projects. Recent notable projects include a 150-foot tall carillon tower and four-story parking garage at Oakland University, major upgrades to an AEP coal-fired power plant in Rockport, Indiana, the I-94/I-69 interchange reconstruction project in Port Huron, and multiple skilled nursing/elder care facilities throughout Michigan and Ohio.

Paul is proficient in the coordination of large-scale construction projects which require simultaneous observation and testing with multiple contractors and construction processes, helping insure a positive, timely and cost-effective end result. He has the ability to keep clients satisfied by providing clients with an understanding of the possible effects of their decisions and how those decisions will impact the long-term success of their project.

Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time at home with his wife and daughters, backpacking, following professional baseball and hockey, and woodworking.


Turnkey services provided on an expedited schedule

The discovery of a failed steel plate culvert structure on a University's main campus conveyed a drainage stream 40 feet below the roadway was in need of immediate replacement.