Hearn Promoted to Associate
Posted On: January 9, 2023
GMB is pleased to announce the promotion of Benjamin K. Hearn, P.E. to Associate of the firm.
Hearn began interning with GMB in 2014 and joined our full-time staff upon his 2016 graduation from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Hearn was heavily involved as the Design Engineer on the Gills Neck Road Wastewater Flow Diversion project, which won the 2019 Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Delaware. His primary focus is on municipal engineering, with experience in projects such as asset management, I/I analysis, wastewater collection and transmission facilities, water main distribution systems, street improvements, and site development. His main clients include the Cities of Seaford and Lewes, Delaware, and he has also served public and private clients throughout Sussex County and in some parts of Maryland.
Hearn recently managed the design and construction administration of Phase 1 of the Western Sussex Business Campus in Seaford, with Phase 2 design underway. He is currently leading design efforts for a new elevated water storage tank and a large water modeling effort for a new canal water crossing, both in Lewes.
Hearn is actively involved in his native Seaford, Delaware community, having served the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) for over a decade. In December 2011, he became a Volunteer Firefighter who is called upon for any emergency situation in the SVFD coverage area. He received extensive training to best remedy the emergency at hand. Hearn served as Vice President of the SVFD from January 2017 to May 2020.