Christopher J. King, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, joined Robinson Engineering (RE) in 1982 as a municipal engineer and rose through the ranks in professional roles before becoming president in 2000. A devoted professional, well respected by peers, employees, and clients and committed to public service and the well-being of communities, King as president manages the daily operations of RE and directs the corporate mission, employee relations and retention, and innovative and advanced benefits structure. As a dedicated leader, King places a high value on training and mentoring with a sincere personal approach, spearheading internal team-building initiatives. Past director, secretary, and president of ASCE’s Illinois Section, he currently is a member of ASCE’s Public Agency Review Peer Committee, the ASCE/Transportation & Development Institute’s Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers Committee, and a corresponding member of the Committee on Leadership and Management. Among the highlights of his career, King in 1984 was assigned the job as municipal engineer for Tinley Park, a southern Chicago suburb with a population over 60,000. He assisted the municipality in all civil engineering aspects, including engineering to accommodate a population increase of 30,000 residents. In this capacity, his responsibilities took in master planning for water systems, storm-water management, sanitary trunk distribution and transportation corridors, development reviews, capital improvement plans, and the design of various infrastructure projects amounting to over $200 million in improvements. Aside from ASCE, King is active with the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, the Illinois Association of Floodplain and Storm Water Management, and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
King Elected ASCE Fellow
May 1, 2014