PE, D.GE, D.WRE, F.ASCE
Mr. Feroz received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan in 1964, having received the President of Pakistan Cash Award and a Gold Medal for graduating with the highest grades in the graduating class. Upon graduation he was employed by the University of Peshawar and taught undergraduate courses in Soil Mechanics and Structural Engineering for one year. He was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and a Graduate Research Assistantship to pursue his graduate studies at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. He carried out laboratory research on behavior of saturated granular soils under dynamic loads under the guidance of Professor Ronald Scott. He completed his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering in June, 1966. After that, for a period of one year, he took practical training in soil investigations with the consulting firm of LeRoy Crandall and Associates in Los Angeles and also took additional courses through extension classes at UCLA. As per the requirements of Fulbright Scholarship he returned back to his home country and continued his teaching career at University of Peshawar and working as consultant on dams for hydro projects until 1970. During later part of 1970 he got sponsorship from LeRoy Crandall and Associates to return back to Los Angeles to work as a Project Engineer for geotechnical investigations for numerous diversified projects in southern California. The most exciting projects included Disneyland, several high-rise towers in down town Los Angeles and developments along Avenue of the Stars in Century City.
Based on his extensive geotechnical experience he was hired by Bechtel in 1973 to work as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer on several nuclear and fossil fueled power plants, refineries, offshore platforms and mega billion dollar infrastructure developments within the United States and projects worldwide. His career with Bechtel spans from rainforests of Kalimantan in Indonesia, oil fields of Peru, projects in Andes mountain range, and the pipeline in frigid Alaska to the development of Jubail Industrial City in the burning deserts of Saudi Arabia. Upon completion of his career as a Chief Geotechnical Engineering Specialists with Bechtel, he continued with Jacobs Engineering and Parsons working on several water and wastewater conveyance tunnels and transit tunnel projects. The most exciting tunnel project was the water conveyance tunnel under Lake Mead in Las Vegas, NV. The most recent assignment has been as the Design Quality Assurance Manager on the SR-99 tunnel project (Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement) in Seattle, Washington.