Marlene K. Jackson, C.E., G.E.
Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Ms. Jackson joined CEL in 2017 and has been providing
geotechnical engineering services in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years.
With a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Geologic Science and a
Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from UC Berkeley, her background
in geology, earth science, and geotechnical engineering provide a relatively unique
combination of study that facilitates recognition of the relationships between subsurface
materials and their engineering characteristics. Ms. Jackson has been responsible
for business development and management of geotechnical engineering services including
completion of geotechnical investigations, soil sampling and laboratory analyses,
engineering analyses, preparation of geotechnical recommendations and design criteria,
report preparation, plan review, construction observation and testing services,
and expert witness services as well as other geotechnical engineering related consultation.
She has provide d geotechnical engineering consultation for a wide variety of projects
including schools, medical facilities, fire stations, commercial construction, retail
facilities, mixed - use developments, and residential structures. Ms. Jackson has
experience performing engineering analyses for design of both deep and shallow foundations
systems, restrained and un - restrained retaining walls, underground utilities and
structures, flexible pavement, reinforced earth embankments, static and dynamic
settlement, bearing capacity, resistance to lateral loads, lateral earth pressure
s, static and pseudo - static slope stability, liquefaction evaluation, post - tensioned
slab, and effects of surcharge loads. Ms. Jackson has worked on projects which included
complex slope stability issues involving existing residences on actively moving
landslides, shoreline and levee stability, and emergency landslide repair.