Bogdan Tirtu, Staff Geologist
Bogdan Tirtu, G.I.T., Staff Geologist
Bogdan achieved a B.Sc. in Geology with concentration in Engineering and Environmental Geology from Western Washington University (WWU) in December of 2015. Being an outdoorsman and not intimidated by math classes, pursuing a degree in Geology was a perfect match for Bogdan.
After graduation, Bogdan received employment with a local geotechnical firm where he specialized in geotechnical consultation for private single-family and multi-family residential projects. His responsibilities included one year of construction monitoring and field testing, followed by successively increasing responsibilities including infiltration testing and providing drainage recommendations, MSE and gravity wall design, proposal and geotechnical engineering study preparation, evaluation of geotechnically hazardous areas, and temporary and permanent shoring design. Through his previous employment, Bogdan performed extensive geotechnical modeling and prepared hundreds of geotechnical engineering studies.
Bogdan joined ZGA in October of 2019 for the primary purpose of gaining experience consulting for public industry projects, and to further develop his understanding of geotechnical engineering concepts with help from the ZGA principals. As a Staff Geologist, Bogdan provides ZGA clients with high value construction observation, performs geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, and drafting.
As a rockhound, Bogdan incorporated his love of geology from the classroom into life. Bogdan was a member of the WWU rock climbing team from 2012 to 2015, helping WWU win the Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit 3 years in a row. His love of geology allowed Bogdan to explore much of Washington’s great climbing locales in a competitive and practice setting. Nowadays, Bogdan enjoys going on long hikes and travelling, particularly in areas with abundant mineral or fossil deposits which can be collected. Bogdan is a national park advocate and hopes to visit all national parks in the lower 48 states during his lifetime.View LinkedIn profile