John Buchheit, PE, PMI-RMP, DBIA, senior vice president, Corporate Quality Officer, and Corporate Risk Officer (CRO) at Gannett Fleming, has been inducted into the West Virginia Academy of Civil Engineers. The honor recognizes graduates of West Virginia University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who have had distinguished careers.
With three decades of experience at Gannett Fleming, Buchheit works directly with top management to ensure that the firm's ISO 9001:2008-compliant quality system is effectively implemented and maintained. After establishing Gannett Fleming’s formal risk management program, he was appointed its CRO in 2012. In that role, he oversees risk consultation on select corporate strategic initiatives, conducts risk assessments and modeling, and develops risk management plans.
“John’s expertise and leadership in quality and risk management have elevated Gannett Fleming’s global reputation in the engineering community and as a trusted advisor to our clients,” said Gannett Fleming Chairman and CEO Robert M. Scaer, PE. “This award is a well-deserved recognition of his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession.”
Buchheit graduated from West Virginia University in 1986 with a bachelor of science in civil engineering and joined Gannett Fleming as a bridge engineer, leading complex highway, bridge, and alternative delivery projects. Recognized as a leader in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure, he shares his expertise through articles in industry publications and presentations at professional membership organizations.
Buchheit joins other current and retired Gannett Fleming leaders who are also proud WVU graduates and have received the recognition: Paul Lewis, PE, ENV SP, senior vice president and the Geotechnical, Dams, and Hydraulics leader; Chester Allen, PE, retired executive vice president and the former Transportation Practice director; and Maurice Wadsworth, PE, retired chairman and CEO.
Buchheit is a registered professional engineer in Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Active in his profession, he is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America and American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and is vice chair of the Risk Management Committee of the American Consulting Engineering Companies.