Richard M. May PE, Consulting Engineer

Mr. May has over twenty years of experience in marine construction, soil/sediment remediation, ship deconstruction, hydraulic dredging (cutter suction and diver assisted), and mechanical dredging (environmental, maintenance, and new work). Mr. May has provided construction management and quality control oversight services on several CERCLA (Superfund) sediment remediation projects. In that capacity, he has worked directly with the contractor, applying adaptive management techniques to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the project. His marine construction experience includes the first design-build piers completed in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy.

Technical Specialties

  • Construction oversight and quality control, Mangement
  • Environmental dredging
  • Sediment and soil remediation
  • Shoreline stabilization
  • Design/build delivery for marine facilities
  • Cost estimating
  • Project scheduling
  • Environmental sampling


  • B.S. Construction Engineering Management, Oregon State University
  • Dredging Engineering Short Course, Texas A&M University
  • Dredging Fundamentals Course, United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Construction Quality Control Management for Contractors, United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Construction Site Erosion & Sediment Pollution Control, Certification Curriculum for Erosion and Sediment Control Leads for the Washington Department of Ecology


  • Registered Professional Engineer – WA (43686)
  • HAZWOPER Certification
  • HAZWOPER Supervisor Certification
  • Inorganic Arsenic Awareness Training


R. K. Johnston (; V. J. Kirtay; D. B. Chadwick; G.H. Rosen and J. M. Guerrero (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, CA); J. Collins and C. Ortega (AquaBlok Ltd, Toledo, Ohio); R. Webb and R. May (Dalton Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc., Poulsbo, WA); J. Germano, D. Browning, and E. Beaver (Germano & Associates, Inc., Bellevue, WA); M. Wicklein, J. Pittz, and D.E. Leisle1 (Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Bangor, WA); L. Doyle and L. Hsu (Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, WA), Installing an Activated Carbon Sediment Amendment at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, WA, 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, Dallas, Texas, USA, February 4-7, 2016.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Special Situations: Sediment Remediation Constraints Within Urban Areas ”, Presentation to the Western Dredging Association “2007 WEDA Annual Meeting”, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA , October 24-26, 2007

Speaker, “Mechanical Dredging Equipment and Labor”, “Remediation Dredging Short Course”, Edmonds Washington, USA , October 14-15, 2013