Steve Minassian has over 30 years of national and international experience in heavy-civil projects including tunnel design, construction, and construction management. Mr. Minassian is a registered Civil Engineer in multiple states and obtained his first Professional Engineer’s License in the State of California in 1987. Mr. Minassian brings world-class tunnel construction management and tunnel design experience to the DCA. Prior to joining the DCA as Chief Engineer, he lead Lake Mead Intake No. 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada; Port of Miami Tunnel, the Maliakos-Kleidi Tunnel in Greece; and Al Salam Street Tunnel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and most recently the NYCDEP Rondout Bypass Tunnel in Newburgh New York. All over $1Billion projects which were completed successfully.
He has a reputation of maintaining a focused and disciplined emphasis on the construction schedule to anticipate what could negatively impact the contractor’s progress. As a result, he has always completed his projects on schedule. His knowledge and expertise as a tunneling contractor and designer allows him to develop innovative solutions to planning, design, and construction challenges and ensure safe, on-time, and below budget project completion.
Steve’s strong safety record is a direct result from his commitment to fostering a strong safety culture through engaging and encouraging staff. Steve is a team builder with excellent communication and technical skills, enabling him to interact with clients, contractors, designers, stakeholders, and others to benefit the project.