People: Samantha Schardein, Senior Engineer

Samantha Schardein

Professional Summary

Ms. Schardein is a Senior Engineer and Assistant Vice-President of GEM Engineering. She has over 22 years of experience in most facets of geotechnical engineering, including foundation design, site preparation, slope stability design and remediation, dam design and remediation, pre-blast surveys, shoring design, injection wells, forensic studies, load testing, and more. Her projects have included most facility/structure types, including schools, manufacturing and industrial facilities, undeveloped property, office and industrial parks, water tanks, churches, apartment buildings, landfills, government buildings, residential developments, hotels, parks, cell towers, bridges, banks, shopping malls, retail centers, assisted living facilities, and parking garages. In addition to geotechnical engineering, she has extensive experience with construction monitoring and field engineering. She follows most of her geotechnical projects through the construction process to confirm compliance with her recommendations and to provide field recommendations as needed. She also is experienced with many aspects of environmental engineering, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, asbestos surveys, specification development, and Operation and Maintenance Plans, wetland determination and delineation, and limited Phase II site studies. She is a certified Asbestos Management Planner and Building Inspector in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Louisville, 1994
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Kentucky Geotechnical Engineering Group

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