Robert Thompson is an associate managing director in K2 Integrity’s Investigations and Disputes practice, specializing in forensic engineering investigations. Working closely with clients ranging from public agencies to private corporations and developers, he works to mitigate and address project risks by assessing project controls, identifying gaps, making recommendations, and conducting project monitoring.
Robert combines his engineering background and investigative skills to provide a knowledgeable and reliable site presence and works to ensure project integrity and regulatory compliance. He performs investigations, quality control reviews, and field assessments; evaluates compliance with contractual requirements and project procedures; and monitors project activity. He also performs detailed reviews of civil and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) work performed on active work sites and compares such with work orders, change orders, and invoices; and verifies that supplies and materials meet respective technical specifications. Robert joined K2 Integrity through its acquisition of Thacher Associates.
Prior to joining Thacher Associates, Robert served as a bridge engineer with Wilson Consulting Group, where he worked on all aspects of bridge and transportation design, including final and preliminary bridge design calculations and foundation designs, and performed temporary works (jacking, cribbing, shoring, falsework, overhang designs) design and NBIS routine bridge inspections. Robert conducted unique site inspections for projects, including the replacement of historic truss bridges in Lebanon County, the conversion of rails to trails, and the restoration of abandoned railroad bridges. Robert also performed load-rating analyses, worked on design-build proposals, performed bridge and roadway quantities, and performed permitting work.
Previously, Robert was an engineering intern in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s geotechnical department, where he worked under the central office’s chief geotechnical engineer on projects including plans to refurbish I-95 through Philadelphia and sinkhole problems in central Pennsylvania.
Robert received a B.S. in civil engineering from Manhattan College.