Pittsburgh, PA, September 13, 2016: Geoff Hughes, an underground engineering specialist with expertise in design, construction and program management, joins JCK Underground in Pittsburgh, PA. Geoff’s presence in Pittsburgh will allow JCK Underground to better support its existing projects such as the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority’s Wet Weather Program and future clients in the Midwest.

Geoff brings nearly three decades of valuable underground experience to JCK, primarily on projects related to water and wastewater.  Geoff’s career in the US began in the 1990’s at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s (MWRA) Boston Harbor Effluent Outfall Tunnel and Metrowest Tunnel Projects working on the Construction Management team and as Resident Engineer.  He then spent fifteen years working in Program Management; first assisting the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) with its Combined Sewer Overflow Program in Providence, RI; and later with the DC Water Clean Rivers Project, supervising design-build contracts for EPB tunnels to be driven under Washington, DC.  Recently as Project Manager, he led the design of shafts and tunnels for the County of Los Angeles Sanitation Districts’ 7-mile-long Effluent Outfall Tunnel that will be driven through soft ground and squeezing rock, several active seismic faults, gassy ground and lined with an innovative post-tensioned precast segmental system.  Geoff holds a BSc (Hons) in Minerals Estate Management from Hallam University in the United Kingdom.