Dennis G. Lambert, P.E., F.ASCE, a civil, marine, coastal, and environmental engineer with over 35 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Lambert founded Lambert Engineers in 1999 (the firm was later part of an asset acquisition with Hatch Mott MacDonald). He has far-reaching experience as a supervising engineer, managing all projects for the firm, and service as a project manager and engineer of record on more than 90 conventional infrastructure projects.
His specialized expertise is in marine environments for all phases of civil and coastal infrastructure in South Louisiana, including over 14 NEPA projects with two EISs and one third-party EIS.
Some notable work during his tenure at Ben C. Gerwick Inc. (later known as COWI North America) includes the Independent Technical Review of the four proposed sediment diversions along the Lower Mississippi River and the permitting of New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor, the evaluation of barge fleets for the Lower Mississippi River Inland Waterway Study, and a fender pile study at the Port of New Orleans’ Pauline and Poland Avenue Wharfs. Lambert also acted as client manager for the USACE Design Development Report of the IHNC Lake Borgne Surge Barrier.
While serving as the vice president/Louisiana business unit leader of Moffatt & Nichol, Lambert was the project manager for Whiskey Island West Flank, working to restore an important feature of the Isles Dernieres. He has written the Hazard Mitigation Plan for the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, the Comprehensive Damage Reports for the New Orleans Municipal Yacht Harbor, and the Program Management Audit Report for Identifying and Obtaining Funding Sources for New or Rehabilitated Facilities to Restore Infrastructure for the City of Gretna following the damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
For ASCE, Lambert has organized and served as Chair on the Public-Private Partnership (P3) for Waterways Infrastructure Subcommittee of COPRI, and looks forward to the continued success and future opportunities of P3 projects in the marine industry. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Chapter of COPRI, the National Waterways Committee, and the National Ports & Harbors Committee.
He was formerly on the Ports16 Planning Committee and is currently on the Ports19 Planning Committee as well as other professional committees. Lambert helped write the professional engineering exam for NCEES in Environmental Engineering. He currently serves with a construction joint-venture consortium for four heavy marine civil works contractors pursuing the construction management at-risk contracts of the proposed Mississippi River sediment diversions south of the City of New Orleans.
Lambert holds, from Tulane University, a B.S. in civil engineering with a structural emphasis, a B.S. in environmental engineering with a surface water quality modeling emphasis (Dean’s List), and an M.S. in environmental engineering focused on numerical modeling.