Spencer Higgs, P.E. serves as a Vice President and oversees the Arias Geotechnical Engineering Department. Spencer joined Arias in 2008 as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and immediately served as the Professional Engineer of Record and Project Manager for numerous commercial and government projects throughout Texas.
His geotechnical experience has included subsurface drainage systems, rock cuts and stabilization, slope stability analyses, forensic studies, deep and shallow foundation design, soil treatment and stabilization, retaining walls, ground improvement (grout columns, wick drains, chemical injection, geosynthetics), and design of rigid and flexible pavements. Spencer has served as Geotechnical Engineer of Record and Principal Reviewer for a wide-array of projects for clients including owners, architects, engineers, developers, contractors, school districts, universities, health care institutions, municipalities, ports, and TxDOT.
Mr. Higgs has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas since 2003 and received a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997.