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Geotechnical Expert Steve Nickel joins Olsson Associates

Friday, October 21, 2016

Steve Nickel, MS, PE, has joined Olsson Associates as a geotechnical industry expert. Nickel’s background includes five years as the chief geotechnical engineer for a state highway department and more than 35 years as a consulting engineer.

“As an industry expert, Steve will provide technical expertise, innovation and mentoring for the geotechnical engineering teams throughout Olsson,” said Andrew Phillips, team leader for the Lincoln Geotechnical team.

Since 2000, Nickel has been a lecturer in the civil engineering department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, teaching geotechnical and foundation engineering courses.


Olsson Associates offers comprehensive design and consulting services in site/civil, transportation, water, environmental, field operations, survey and facilities. The firm was ranked No. 116 on Engineering News-Record’s top 500 design firms national list in 2016.

Established in 1956, Olsson has nearly 30 offices in the Midwest and Southwest U.S. The employee-owned firm has more than 1,000 employees.

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