Samer H. Petro, P.E.

Office Manager / Senior Structures Project Manager

As Manager of the Morgantown, WV office of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. and a long-time Morgantown resident, Samer brings over 20 years of transportation and project-management experience ranging from location studies, analyses of alternative structures and roadways to final design of new structures and new highways. Samer’s expertise also includes strengthening historic covered bridges and existing structures using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials.

Samer obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from West Virginia University. He is a licensed professional engineer in WV, OH, and PA. Samer is a member of ASCE and ASHE; and a former member of ACI 440 Committee, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: spetro@hrg-inc.com
Phone: 304.284.9222
Cell: 304.288.8232

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University

CREDENTIALS

  • Professional Engineer, WV
  • Professional Engineer, OH
  • Professional Engineer, PA

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Concrete Institute (ACI): Former Member of ACI 440 Committee
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)
  • Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Salem Overpass Bridge Replacement, Harrison County, West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways

Prior to joining HRG in 2012, Mr. Petro served as the WV Operations Manager and Senior Project Manager for Gannett Fleming, Inc. in Morgantown, WV.  In this role, Mr. Petro was involved in various capacities for the following selected projects:

  • Headsville Bridge Replacement, Mineral County, WV, West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
  • Dolls Run Bridge Replacement, Monongalia County, WV, West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
  • Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (MPRT) Facilities Master Plan, Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University
  • SR 28 over Yutes Run Bridge, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11
  • SR 19 Morrisville Bridge, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 12
  • Purple Line over Anacostia River Bridge, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
  • Automated Train Guideway, Phoenix, AZ, City of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • North Shore Connector, Pittsburgh, PA, Port Authority of Allegheny County
  • 19th Avenue Bridge, City of Phoenix, AZ
  • 16th Street Bridge, City of Phoenix, AZ
  • Thunderbird Road over Cave Creek, City of Phoenix, AZ
  • Washington Street Pedestrian Bridge, Phoenix, AZ, City of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • King’s Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 09
  • Water Treatment Plant Expansion, New Bethlehem, PA, Redbank Valley Municipal Authority
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion, Grove City, PA, Borough of Grove City
  • Evansdale Campus Bridge – Garage, Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University

Prior to joining Gannett Fleming in 2004, Mr. Petro worked with the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources with West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, as a research structural engineer. His responsibilities included a wide variety of bridge design, rehabilitation, and structural investigation using nondestructive intelligent devices, involving steel, concrete, engineered wood, and fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials for the following projects:

  • Wood Bridge, Barbour County, WV, West Virginia Department of Transportation, District 7
  • Railroad Bridge, Moorefield, WV, West Virginia Department of Transportation, State Rail Authority
  • Mr. Petro’s experience also includes several years with DMJM/Harris (Presently AECOM) in Morgantown, WV as a Project Bridge Engineer.During this time his responsibilities included structural design activities for the following projects:
  • Elkins Bypass, Elkins, WV, West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Mon/Fayette I-68 Interchange and Expressway, Morgantown, WV, West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Mon/Fayette I-68 Interchange and Expressway, Morgantown, WV, West Virginia Department of Transportation