FINLEY Engineering Group Selects Senior Bridge Engineer, Jiri Pertold, PhD, P.E., S.E. and Bridge Designer, Olga Iatsko, PhD, E.I.T.

Finley Engineering Group (FINLEY), recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in complex bridge projects, is excited to announce the hiring of Senior Bridge Engineer, Jiri Pertold, PhD, P.E., S.E. and Bridge Designer, Olga Iatsko, PhD, E.I.T.

Jiri Pertold, PhD, P.E., S.E.

Jiri is a registered Structural Engineer (S.E.) in California, Washington and Oregon, with 25 years of structural design experience, specializing in design in high seismic zones. He has experience with all design stages, from concept plans through final PS&E, and has also worked on the evaluation, retrofit, repair and rehabilitation of structures. His technical skills include nonlinear time-history analysis, push-over analysis, design of triple friction bearings, seismically isolated structures, shafts, piles, diaphragms, retaining walls, expansion joints and P.T. design. He has designed bridges in steel and concrete, pedestrian, roadway and freight rail bridges. Jiri is experienced in construction administration, QA/QC, quantity takeoff, structural reports, load rating and design build projects. Jiri is well-versed in project management, estimates, project scheduling, budget creation, team-leading and mentoring. He has designed per AASHTO, AREMA, IBC, and worked with local codes in multiple U.S. states.

Significant bridge projects that Jiri has worked on include Reservation Junction, Sound Transit (Tacoma, Washington), Puyallup River Cable Stayed Bridge (Tacoma, Washington), Potter Road Bridge (Whatcom County, Washington) and North Going Street Bridges (Portland, Oregon).

“ I’m excited to join FINLEY where I can work with the teams in both Tallahassee and Prague,” said Pertold. “I bring 25 years of complex bridge design experience in high seismic zones to this position and look forward to growing my expertise in long-span bridge design. ”

“Jiri is a rare combination as a highly skilled bridge engineer that has great project expertise,” said Craig Finley, P.E., President, FINLEY. “We are pleased to have him join the FINLEY Team and look forward to the major contributions he will make developing projects and staff.”

Olga Iatsko, PhD, E.I.T.

Olga has a PhD in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. As a Graduate Research Assistant for Auburn University, she developed proposals for bridge related projects sponsored by state DOTs. Olga was a lead researcher for five bridge related research projects within a four year period. Prior to this, Olga worked as a Junior Researcher in Ukraine where she was involved in all phases of development for numerous projects. Her areas of expertise within bridge engineering include calibration of design specifications (AASHTO LRFD) and the development of load models using applied statistics and structural reliability. Olga is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

“I’m honored to join the FINLEY team,” said Iatsko. “This company has an outstanding history of remarkable projects led from the initial concept to completion, solid professional culture and dedicated engineers. My goal at FINLEY is to learn from my peers and work towards contributing to the success and high reputation that FINLEY has maintained for years.”

“In her academic career, Olga has demonstrated that she is very bright and dedicated,” said Craig Finley, P.E., President, FINLEY. “We’re excited to add her to the FINLEY Team knowing that she will be a valuable addition to our culture, projects and clients.”

About FINLEY Engineering Group:

FINLEY is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading design and construction engineering consulting firm specializing in complex bridge projects of all kinds. FINLEY’s expertise includes concrete segmental, steel box, arches and trusses, and long span cable-stayed bridges. FINLEY focuses on large contractor-driven projects, such as design-build, D/B/F/O/M, public-private partnership (P3) and value engineering/alternative design.

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