PUBLISHED: 3:23 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Somerville named engineer of the year

  Charles Somerville
Charles R. (Dick) Somerville was named Alaska Capital Engineer's 2007 Engineer of the Year. This award is given by the Alaska Capital Engineer's, which is made up of the Juneau Chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers. The award was given to Somerville during Engineer's Week at the 2007 Engineer's Banquet held Saturday, Feb. 24, at Twisted Fish.

As vice president of PND Engineers, Inc. and manager of PND's Juneau Office, Somerville is responsible for planning, design, permitting, and construction management for a variety of public and private clients.

A native of Southeast Alaska, he graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.

Somerville has nearly three decades of engineering and project management experience in Alaska specializing in civil marine projects.

Following five years of employment with the Alaska DOT/PF, he has worked in the private sector since 1980 and has been with PND Engineers, Inc. since 1988.

Somerville's engineering experience has included both design and construction phase engineering services.