B&V Water, the water business of Black & Veatch, has recently named Robert Goodfellow as the director of tunneling for the Eastern U.S. Region, based in Gaithersburg, Md. In his new role, Goodfellow is responsible for the Tunnel Practice Group in that region, while also supporting projects globally and holding a business development role in the company’s geoengineering operation in the U.K.
“Robert is an important addition to our geoengineering team and brings self-standing technical strength and an infectious energy to the practice as a whole,” said B&V Water Global Tunneling Practice Leader David Egger. “Not only does he have extensive experience in global projects, but also he has built a strong reputation in the U.S. by holding prominent positions in the tunnel industry.”
Goodfellow has served on various professional committees in the U.S. and chaired sessions at the Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference (RETC) and the North American Tunneling (NAT) conferences.
Goodfellow has worked on major tunnel projects all over the world, such as the East Side Access and the Kensico to City Water Tunnel in New York; the Central Artery Tunnel, Boston; the Jubilee Line Extension, London; the West Rail, Hong Kong; the Copenhagen Metro, Denmark; the Tunnel and Reservoir Project (TARP), Chicago; and the Big Walnut Augmentation and Rickenbacker Interceptor (BWARI), Columbus, Ohio.
Goodfellow holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering rock mechanics, both from Imperial College in London.