MEA Profiles: Robert J. Gill, Vice President, Principal

Robert Gill is Vice President and Principal at Menlo Engineering Associates, Inc. 

Bob has been a key employee and Project Manager at Menlo Engineering for 32 years.  Over the course of his long career at Menlo, Bob has been responsible for site plan, subdivision, and stormwater management designs for numerous challenging development projects and is particularly skilled in hydrology and sanitary engineering design.  Some of his more notable design work includes: 

  • Chimney Rock Crossing, Bridgewater, NJ:  A 220,000 SF retail development on a 50-acre previously developed quarry site.  Design included a surcharge plan and associated permitting, as well as major earthwork requirements and the reconfiguration of the quarry entrance for truck and rail loading.  Bob coordinated the project requirements with the County's Route 22/Chimney Rock Road Interchange, including a partial redesign of the Interchange and modifications for cost reductions to the proposed County improvements, and prepared a flood plain analysis of approximately 3,000 LF of Middle Brook.
  • Woodward Road Culvert Replacements, Manalapan, NJ:  The design of the removal and replacement of four (4) County culverts (2 box culverts and 2 circular culverts) on major streams within the County right-of-way associated with the site plan design and General Development Plan approval of a 546-unit single/multi-family residential community (the Meadows at Manalapan) on a 140-acre site. 
  • The Home Depot, Various Locations, NJ and PA:  Bob has been responsible for the site designs of numerous Home Depot locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, notably including a 103,228-SF Home Depot on a 38.3-acre parcel in a Brownfield redevelopment area in Jersey City and a 130,000 SF Home Depot within a Redevelopment Zone in Paterson.  The Jersey City project was located on a confined urban construction site adjacent to vital infrastructure and NJDOT access proved challenging for the design, which also included a two-level parking structure above the retail store, as well as roof top and low water plantings.  The Paterson site included severe site constraints, including substantial retaining wall designs along McClain Boulevard, East 27th Street, and the Passaic River. 
  • Kohl’s, Lodi, NJ:  A 110,000 SF retail store on a 7-acre parcel located in the Lodi Redevelopment Zone.  Design challenges included severe site constraints, such as groundwater and soil contamination.  Bob's project design included the coordination of the Route 46 and Main Street improvements, as well as a previous flood frequency and future flooding probability analysis based on historical data. 

In addition to designing many complicated projects, Bob also manages the firm’s computer systems and has taken the company from paper and pencil to a highly complex computerized AutoCAD system with dozens of highly sophisticated programs.  He looks forward to helping move Menlo even further into the digital age, synthesizing technology and engineering design to create projects that maximize development potential while being mindful of environmental and site constraints.