Harvey Gobas

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Outstanding ASCE Life Member
Nominated Categories
Outstanding ASCE Life Member
Other Categories
Awards:

- Orange County Engineering Council’s 2000 Engineering Merit Award
- APWA Southern California Chapter’s 2002 Top Private Sector Leader of the Year Award
- ASCE’s Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering - 1988 Best Paper Award for paper entitled “Professionalism and the Civil Engineer”

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Candidate Information

Name:
Harvey Gobas
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

Psomas
3 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Supervisor:
Education:

USC, BSCE 1972, and MS Environmental Engineering, 1975

Experience:

Management of several milestone projects and programs including:
- Project Manager - Irvine Ranch Water District Zone 1 Reservoir (largest steel tank in CA)
- Project Manager - Long Beach Water Department Recycled Water Extension Project
- Project Manager - City of LA Sunset Force Main/Pump Station Project
- Project Manager - Santa Monica SMURRF Project
- Stormwater Program Manager for City of Santa Monica
- Interim City Engineer for City of Adelanto
- Program Manager - Adelanto WWTP Expansion

Comments:

Harvey has demonstrated a life-long commitment to ASCE, beginning as Student Chapter President at USC in 1972, followed by the various roles and activities noted above in “Contributions to the Profession.”

Former City of Santa Monica City Engineer, Tony Antich, said (I would like) “to commend Psomas staff member Harvey Gobas, PE, for the outstanding professional program and project management services he has provided the City of Santa Monica (while based in our offices) over the past 14 months and to highly recommend him to you, should your City, County or Special District be in need of similar management services.”

Contribution to the Profession:

- President ASCE OC Branch, 1986-87
- President ASCE LA Section, 2002
- ASCE Region 9 Governor, 2006-09
- Chair of ASCE LA County Infrastructure Report Card and 2016 Orange County Infrastructure Report Card
- Member of three National ASCE Committees, 1996-2006
- President APWA SoCal Chapter, 2006
- Member Board of Directors CELSOC (now ACEC) LA Chapter, 1991-93

Civic:

Served on Los Angeles County Drought Advisory Committee, 1991-1993 (appointed by former LA County Supervisor, Deane Dana)

Suggested Award Summary:

Harvey has demonstrated a life-long commitment to ASCE, beginning as Student Chapter President at USC in 1972, followed by the various roles and activities he has served in. As a staff member at Psomas, Harvey has provided an outstanding professional program and project management services to the City of Santa Monica.

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