Irvine , California
Pipelines and Civil Engineering
As a licensed professional civil engineer P.E., Mr. Secrest has over 15 years of experience as an expert witness and damages witness. I have performed professional expert witness services on ten (10) court cases in California and one in Texas performing audio and video depositions; Robert has also performed inside the courtroom delivering expert witness testimony and/or written depositions as a damages witness (cost estimator), marine engineering expert, transportation expert witness, Stormwater management expert witness, civil engineering design expert witness, construction defect expert witness, human resource and business law expert witness, OSHA safety expert witness, and civil engineer expert witness.
Robert has over 25 years of experience in the fields of transportation including traffic engineering, signage and striping, MUTCD, AASHTO, Green Book, IBC, UBC, NEC, UPC, OSHA, materials testing, highway, pavement, bridges, and rail, marine construction, water, wastewater, and recycled water including pipeline transmission and distribution, water rights, property rights, property disputes, plat maps, property descriptions, land surveying, cell tower and switch sites, zoning conflicts, Stormwater management, dam safety, environmental engineering, contaminated soil, environmental law, ADA and ABA, real estate, contract law, construction law, construction claims, design defects, construction defects and failures, damages, AACEi standards, construction scheduling, delay claims, delays, injury claims, workers compensation claims, USL&H, and civil engineering as a certified and licensed construction cost estimator performing expert witness services.
Mr. Secrest is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and a licensed Mortgage Broker and serves as a landlord tenant expert witness. Robert is a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality, CPSWQ as well as a Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan SWPPP Developer. Mr. Secrest is also a Certified Infrastructure Asset Manager through the Institute for Asset Management, MIAM. Robert is a certified facilities engineer. Robert is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional. Mr. Secrest is also certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, LSSBB. Robert is a certified Project Management Professional, PMP. Robert teaches classes in engineering and cost estimating for public and private educational institutions and at the local University. Mr. Secrest is a licensed FAA pilot and has over 20 year consecutive FAA Wings Award recipient and performs as an aviation incident expert witness. Robert can perform on short notice. He looks forward to exploring your case with you with a free 30 minute personal consultation at 858.367.0446.
Bachelor of Science, Civil-Construction Engineering Management, Oregon State University
Master of Business Administration, MBA. College of Engineering Dean’s List. Earned 9 academic scholarships.
Registered Professional Civil Engineer, P.E., Project Management Professional, P.M.P., Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, LSSBB
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Deisgn, Accredited Professional LEED A.P.
Certified Facilities Engineer, Certified Cost Engineer, C.C.E., Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality, CPSWQ
Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, SWPPP Developer, QSD, Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, QSP
Certified Cost Estimator, EP2, American Society of Professional Estimators, ASPE.
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