Port of Coos Bay hires Steffensmeier as chief engineer

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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Coos Bay Rail Link

Charles Steffensmeier has joined the staff of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay as chief engineer. He will have primary responsibility for engineering oversight for rehabilitation and upgrade of the port's Coos Bay rail line serving southwest Oregon industrial and agricultural operations and marine terminals in the Coos Bay harbor.


Steffensmeier has more than 25-years-experience in rail engineering, having worked for various engineering firms and railroads during his career. He served in engineering roles with the Union Pacific, the Alaska Railroad, Metrolink-Southern California Regional Rail Authority and most recently, with San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). He also worked as a professional engineer for HNTB Corp., Hanson Wilson, Inc., and HDR Engineering, Inc.

The port said railroad design and construction with a focus on rail-related structures such as bridges are Steffensmeier’s specialties and he has an extensive background in maintenance, permitting, project management and value-added engineering, all of which will benefit the port’s efforts in several areas.

Coos Bay Rail Link was named Railway Age‘s shortline of the year for 2014. 



Categories: OFF Track Maintenance, Shortline/Regional