Octavio SolorzaOctavio Solorza is an Associate, as well as a Project Manager with Civiltec Engineering, Inc. He is proud of his 27-year association with Civiltec and his portfolio of projects that provide civic, educational and leisure opportunities for the residents in the communities in which they were constructed.

After receiving an Associate of Science degree in Construction Technology from Don Bosco Technical Institute, Mr. Solorza attended Cal Poly Pomona and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. While attending Cal Poly Pomona, he worked as a student engineer with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, where he performed engineering aide work in the investigation of “B” Permits.

From June 1986 to August 1987, Mr. Solorza worked for Lind and Hillerud, Inc. as a civil engineering assistant. His responsibilities included the design, preparation and processing of sewer plans and water plans for land development projects. While employed at Lind and Hillerud, Solorza would meet Rick Shroads, the founder of Civiltec.

From August 1987 to March 1988, Mr. Solorza worked for Kenneth I. Mullen, Consulting Engineers, Inc. as a design engineer. His responsibilities included the design of water distribution systems for municipal engineering projects, as well as assisting in the design of reservoirs and hydropneumatic pump stations. While employed at Kenneth I. Mullen, Mr. Solorza would meet David Byrum, the current President of Civiltec.

Soon after, Mr. Solorza joined Civiltec and is now an Associate and Project Manager. During his tenure at Civiltec, he has been involved in the design of hundreds of municipal engineering, site development, and land development projects in a number of counties throughout Southern California. Project locations have ranged from the cities of Chula Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad and Ramona in San Diego County, all the way north to the City of Brisbane in San Mateo County.

Solorza’s projects have ranged from the design of site improvements for educational facilities, religious facilities, athletic facilities, communication facilities, residential developments, commercial developments and federal design-build projects, to the preparation of plans and specifications for public works projects including street reconstruction and various pipelines including water, sewer, and storm drain. His responsibilities also include being familiar with the requirements of current MS4 permits and the Industrial General Permit and the implementation of NPDES requirements in its various forms, including implementing the requirements of the Construction General Permit for capital improvement projects, site improvement projects, and linear underground/overhead projects.