Rachel Mertz Promoted to Senior Project Manager
Modjeski and Masters, Inc. (M&M) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Mertz, PE, SE to Senior Project Manager.
Ms. Mertz joined Modjeski and Masters, Inc. in 1998. She has served over 20 years in the MidAmerica Office, where she has held key roles in the analysis, load capacity rating, and preliminary and final design of bridges of various sizes and complexity levels. She has managed numerous major river bridge rehabilitation projects, including the coordination of multiple disciplines for moveable bridge projects. She is a certified Bridge Inspection Team Leader and has led the inspection of several major river bridges. She provides local expertise for MidAmerica in the areas of hydraulic modeling/reports and AASHTOWare Bridge Rating.
"Rachel is a key contributor to the success of the MidAmerica Business Unit. Her project management capabilities and technical skills allow her to routinely manage many of our largest and most complex projects. Her commitment to client satisfaction has resulted in numerous follow-up assignments and project selections. Congratulations to Rachel on this well-deserved promotion," stated Vice President Dave Petermeier, PE.
Ms. Mertz has contributed to many notable projects, including:
- Arkansas River Lift Bridge Emergency Services and Rehabilitation, Fort Smith, Arkansas
- Westbound McClugage Bridge Rehabilitation, Peoria, Illinois
- Cedar Street Bridge Rehabilitation, Peoria, Illinois
- Murray Baker Bridge Rehabilitation, Peoria, Illinois
- Florence Bridge Emergency Services and Rehabilitation Phase I, Florence, Illinois
- Illinois DOT Legal Loads Parametric Evaluation, Statewide, Illinois
Ms. Mertz is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois and holds professional engineer licensure in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. She completed her undergraduate study at the University of Evansville and went on to receive her M.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University. Ms. Mertz has conducted bridge research for numerous parametric studies of load rating procedures. In 2018, she and her team were awarded the ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Special Achievement Award for the Illinois DOT Legal Loads Parametric Evaluation.
Ms. Mertz is an active member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois.