Ben Smith, Engineer
Ben Smith is the second quarter Employee of the Quarter
Ben was selected as employee of the quarter for his above and beyond project management effort on the Mid Basin Expansion – Centennial Park Project. This project is currently in construction and will be complete in the fall of 2019. Prior to starting construction, it took several years of coordination with the city of Santa Ana and Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) to determine site use, access, improvement negotiations, development of a memorandum of understanding and agreement with Santa Ana, development of two agreements with SAUSD, and permitting with the Army Corps of Engineers and County of Orange.
Ben has routinely performed night time inspections of the pipeline construction and well drilling not only to inspect construction work, but to ensure all the requirements are being met that minimize local neighborhood impacts.