Ken Giberson, PE, LS

Ken Giberson, P.E., L.S.
Principal & Vice President

“Today more clients are coming to us with constrained sites that require more creative problem solving – urban infill sites with parking or utility issues; suburban projects in the valley with wetlands, habitat or slope issues. Others might avoid this kind of work. For us it’s professionally challenging and a great use of our skills and experience.”

Ken’s career spans nearly forty years as a practicing engineer and land surveyor. After graduating from California State University, Chico, in 1973 with a BS in Civil Engineering, Ken worked as a design engineer in Sacramento. He joined MacKay & Somps in 1976 as a staff engineer, and was soon promoted to supervisor of the design section with responsibility for many residential subdivision projects throughout the Sacramento region. Ken left the company for a period to plan, design and manage the construction of Rancho Murieta, a 3500 acre master planned community in southeastern Sacramento County. He re-joined the firm in the late 1990s, helping to build the firm’s public infrastructure design practice in the Bay Area. In 2002 he was transferred back to the Sacramento region to work with several of the firm’s major clients, and manage the planning and design of their large and complex land development projects. Ken was elected an Associate in 2007 and became a Principal in 2012.