Robert Rivera is an environmental engineer at NewFields. Rob has more than 34 years of consulting experience providing engineering design, construction management, and construction turnkey services on site remediation and industrial demolition projects. These projects occurred in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, power, oil & gas, food & beverage, and mining industry sectors. He is a licensed professional engineer in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee; a licensed soil erosion control designer in Georgia; and prior to arriving at NewFields was also a qualifying agent on general contractor licenses in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Rob’s areas of expertise are in civil engineering earthwork, grading and drainage; construction contract documents, construction contracting, safety and construction risk review, constructability review, and cost estimating. He has also worked in-country on industrial demolition projects in Brazil, Panama, South Korea and Macau. In the industrial demolition and decommissioning arena, Rob has specialty experience in mercury cleanup planning and implementation, lift plan review, petroleum pipeline decommissioning and abandonment, and gun range remediation.
Rob is originally from Connecticut and attended university at Carnegie Mellon University where he worked on a team that created and built a 1st-generation tethered robot to explore the doomed reactor at Three Mile Island. Rob spent the first half of his career (and original licensure) in New York, then lived in Atlanta for 14 years, and now resides near Greenville, South Carolina. He enjoys hiking, travel and DIY home projects with his wife Larissa. Two of his three kids are alumni at UGA and Georgia Tech, so he is forever linked to Atlanta and Georgia.