John Dobias

Project Manager, Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Mr. Dobias has over 20 years of experience in the offshore geotechnical engineering field.  He joined GEMS in 2006.  In his current position as Project Manager for the GEMS engineering group, Mr. Dobias provides leadership for project teams, conducts and supervises geotechnical data interpretations, subsea foundation designs, report preparations, technical peer reviews, proposal writings, and offshore client representations.  Prior to GEMS, Mr. Dobias was with Marsco, Inc. for 1996 to 2001 and then with Fugro-McClelland Marine Geosciences, Inc. (thru acquisition of Marsco) from 2001 to 2006.  His offshore site investigations experiences include various geotechnical drilling and sampling equipment, new equipment development and testing methods in the different soil and geology types in both shallow and deepwater environments across numerous international locations as well as in the Gulf of Mexico.  His experiences also include subsea foundation installation of suction piles, mudmats, driven piles, etc.  His designing and analysis experiences involve among others fixed platform piles, mudmats, mooring piles, pipeline on-bottom stability.

Mr. Dobias works closely with the GEMS geoscience team in the area of pipeline routing, site investigation planning, integrated geotechnical-geologic studies, etc. Mr. Dobias is a licensed professional engineer (PE) with the State of Texas.  He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University, and a second B.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.