NORTH KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, May 16, 2023 – David Griffin has joined the Water team as an On-Site Representative.
Griffin graduated from University of Kansas in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. He also acquired geologist registration/licensing in Missouri and Kansas. Prior to joining McClure, Griffin worked for many years in the AEC industry. He worked for Griffin Construction Company during high school and college in Merriam, Kansas. There he constructed underground utilities, excavated dirt, blasted limestone rock with dynamite, and built cantilever and overhead highway sign foundations.
In 1981, upon graduating from college, he worked for Prairie Energy Corporation as a Petroleum Geologist in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. Then in 1982, the price of oil collapsed, and he worked part-time as a consulting geologist and part-time in the family business. In 1987, Griffin was brought on to Professional Service Industries (PSI) as a laboratory analyst, where he determined asbestos and mineral content of building materials, air samples using Transmission Electron and Polarized Light Microscopy, and also ran tests for lead in paint. Then in 1999, he moved to the environmental department of PSI as a Staff Geologist. There he assisted with Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Contaminated Site Characterizations, Leaking Underground Storage Tank investigations, wastewater and quarterly groundwater sampling and reporting, and other duties.
In 2001, he became a Project Manager for PSI. He managed the above-listed environmental tasks and more for the City of Kansas City, MO and others. He was able to obtain site closure (cleaned up status) on several chemically impacted sites. In 2006, Griffin was contracted by TRC Companies in Kansas City, MO as a Project Manager. There he managed the cleanup of LUST site owned by the City of Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Department.
In 2006, concurrently with his TRC employment, he started his own S-Corporation, Griffin Geological Resources, Inc., and returned to Petroleum Geology. There he conducted all aspects of the duties of a petroleum geologist in oil exploration and development as well as tasks needed to run the business. Following the COVID pandemic, he closed his business in good standing in 2021. He continued as a consulting petroleum geologist.
In 2023, he was referred to an RPR position with McClure. “I quickly realized that this was perfect opportunity to work for a great company doing field work in the construction industry again but as an overseer,” said Griffin.
Griffin will be working in the North Kansa City office to help achieve McClure’s vision of making lives better. He is looking forward to getting back to his roots in construction and excavation and having a steady job. “Working in the oil industry is highly cyclical and I can’t weather the current downturn anymore. The stability and work in construction is just what I sought. Thank you, McClure for bringing me on board,” said Griffin.
Founded in 1956, McClure has grown to a firm of over 250 professionals in eleven offices. With a vision of making lives better, McClure brings engineering expertise and a collaborative approach to identify the best strategies and solutions to bring our client’s vision to life. McClure’s area of expertise is in guiding its clients on making long-term capital investments in the areas of aviation, bridge, community development, construction observation, development, environmental, geotechnical, GIS, landscape architecture, MEP, structural, survey, traffic, transportation, wastewater, and water.