John A. Gay, an Imperial Valley native and state-licensed structural engineer, has begun work for the city of El Centro as an associate city engineer.
"I am extremely pleased to have John on board," said City Engineer Ken Skillman. "He is a highly qualified professional who will add some depth to our engineering department."
Gay comes to the city from Burkett and Wong Engineering of San Diego. During his two years with the firm, he coordinated and designed a number of municipal and private engineering projects as well as worked with forensic engineering experts involved in litigation concerning design flaws.
Prior to joining Burkett and Wong, Gay worked for about two years with the Holt Group in both its Blythe and El Centro offices. He served for a year as a resident engineer during a $3 million expansion of a wastewater treatment plant in Indio, monitoring all aspects of construction and aiding in trouble-shooting design issues.