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S. (Raj) Varatharaj, P.E., G.E., Senior Engineer

Mr. Varatharaj has 17 years of experience, with a broad geotechnical and earthquake engineering background particularly in the design and analyses of foundations for ports and harbor structures. He has a M.S. degree in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering from University of Oklahoma in 2001, and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1998.

He has considerable experience in planning and managing geotechnical field investigations including overwater investigation and laboratory testing. He worked on numerous Port of Los Angeles (POLA), Port of Long Beach (POLB) and naval facility projects. These projects include the MOTEMS Audit evaluation of several marine terminal facilities in POLA and POLB, POLA Berths 167-169 New Breasting Dolphin Design, Security Command and Control Center (2006), Port-Wide Ground Motion Study (2004-2006) and POLB Pier E Terminal Redevelopment (on-going), POLA Berth 408 Marine Oil Terminal, POLB Pier T Berth T121 Cold Ironing Project, Temporary Cruise Terminal Baggage Handling Building, San Pedro Waterfront Promenade Phase I, Pier 400 Marine Operations Building, and Pier 400 Phase II Backland.