Our Team

Gerard Satterlee, Jr., P.E.

Senior Engineer

Mr. Gerard Satterlee, P.E. brings an extensive experience base in the study/planning/design/and management of civil works projects in the State of Louisiana. Since 1969, he contributes progressive experience in this arena, 34 years of which in various design and management positions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the New Orleans District, culminating as the Chief of Engineering Division upon retirement. Mr. Satterlee is intensively involved in providing quality engineering services for the design, construction, and operation of flood control, hurricane protection, drainage, navigation, coastal restoration, and environmental projects including the hydraulic, civil, environmental, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural design for navigation, locks, dams, channels, waterways, pumping stations, floodwalls, bridges, roads, levees, and environmental enhancements.

Areas of Expertise

Geotechnical Design, Organizational Leadership, Coastal Engineering, Project Planning, Construction Management


  • Transportation Research Board, K.B. Woods Award – Best Technical Paper, 1991
  • SAME Technology Advancement Medal, 1990
  • LMV Division Nominee for Federal Engineer of the Year Award, 1992
  • UNO Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, 1999
  • Commanders Award for Civilian Service, 2000
  • DeFleury Medal, 2003


“Case Study of a Reinforced Levee on a Soft Clay Foundation” Geosynthetics ’89 Conference, 1989; “Field Test of a Geotextile Reinforced Levee” TRC 1277, 1990.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), 1985 – Present (New Orleans Chapter Board of Directors Member 1999 to 2003)

Personal Life

Mr. Satterlee has been happily married since 1979 to Patricia D. Satterlee, and they have three children: Amy, Melanie, and Windy, and seven grandchildren.  Mr. Satterlee was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church until Hurricane Katrina, and now attends St. Theresa.


  • University of New Orleans, Masters of Science in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical, 1977
  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences, 1969




  • Past President “CLOUT” Civic Club, St. Bernard Parish
  • Current President, Home Owners Assoc. Lillie Valley S/D
  • Volunteer Speaker – Speakers Bureau: Petroleum Landman’s Assoc. of New Orleans School Children Education Program
  • Past Member: UNO Civil & Environmental Engineering Advisory Board