Kyle Gardner Celebrates 14 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis

Kyle Gardner is celebrating his 14th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As a construction inspector, Kyle has performed numerous SWPPP inspections. Kyle also works with the survey team and conducts field testing work for many of our projects. Congratulations, Kyle.

Careers: Now Hiring

Party Chief

Experienced Party Chief for a wide-range of Land Surveying projects including small lots, large boundaries, utility, topographic, highway ROW, road, and bridge surveys.  A minimum of an Associate’s degree in land surveying required.  Candidate must have at least five years of experience in field and office land surveying techniques including knowledge of total station, robotic total station, GPS and mapping in AutoCAD, and MicroStation.  Candidate must possess desire and ability to obtain Land Surveying registration in New York and/or Massachusetts.

Structural Engineers

Structural Engineers with 2 to 4 years experience needed for building projects.  Commercial, educational, medical, and/or industrial building design experience desired.  Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.  Graduate degree in engineering and REVIT experience preferred.  Intern Engineer registration desired.

Project Manager – Civil Engineering

We are seeking a qualified Civil Engineering candidate for a Project Management position.

Candidate must hold a B.S. in Civil Engineering, be licensed in NY, and have at least 10 years of experience in the design of site development projects for a wide range of public and private clients including municipalities and agencies in NY State.  Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D and applicable engineering software is a necessity.

Candidate must possess strong leadership qualities and the ability to manage all aspects of design projects from initial client contact through construction closeout, with responsibility for maintaining quality control of work product, schedule, and oversight of design staff.

Candidate must be able to represent the firm outside the office and provide leadership in expanding our civil engineering segment of services.  Excellent communication skills and experience in presenting projects to the public are required.

This position offers excellent benefits, salary commensurate with experience, and significant growth and ownership potential.  Please send cover letter detailing experience, along with a resume to the contact listed below.

Civil Engineers – Site & Civil Design

Civil Engineer with one to four years experience in the design of site and utility infrastructure projects. Candidate must hold a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D and applicable engineering software is a necessity.  Successful candidate will have the ability to work in a team environment on multiple projects.

REVIT Designer/CADD Technician

REVIT Designer/CADD Technician sought for building and bridge projects.  Associates degree and four years of relevant REVIT or AutoCAD work experience required.  Primary duties include drafting structural plans, details, and notes for educational, medical, commercial, and industrial buildings and for bridges and related projects.  Additional duties may include field documentation of existing conditions and transferring to REVIT models as well as general office functions.

Candidates for positions listed above contact:  Matthew Yerkey, P.E., 518.406.5506 ext 356 or


Ross Shepherd Celebrates 27 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis

Ross Shepherd, Associate, is celebrating his 27th anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. As Revit Designer/IT Manager, Ross manages drafting projects in our Finger Lakes office and oversees the Information Technology department of the firm. Congratulations, Ross.

Stacey Thomas Celebrates 3 Years at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis

Stacey Thomas is celebrating her third anniversary at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis this month. Stacey is a Restoration Engineer and provides construction and engineering support on our historic preservation and masonry restoration projects. Stacey is a licensed drone pilot and commands the firm’s new Inspire 2 Drone on projects needing this service. Congratulations, Stacey.

Construction Progress: University at Albany ETEC Complex

We’re providing the structural design for an exciting project at the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building campus adjacent to the University at Albany.  Take a look at all that steel!  The $180 million Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC) will be the future home of the first-in-the-nation College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland, and Cybersecurity.  We’re so proud to lend our design expertise to such a worthwhile project in our community.

Shareholder Appointments

Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is proud to announce several new shareholders:

Jerry Craig, P.E., is a Professional Engineer and provides structural engineering support on the firm’s municipal, educational, and industrial building projects, and is professionally licensed in New York.

Cara Green, P.E., is a Professional Engineer providing structural design support for contractor support services projects and LED signage projects. She also provides design support of new structures, additions, and renovations in the educational and healthcare markets.

Sarah Killeen is a Design Engineer and works on many of the firm’s civil engineering projects in the educational, institutional, and municipal markets. Sarah is also certified to perform Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections, and manages many of the firm’s GIS projects.

Donna Matthews is the firm’s Business Office Manager. Donna oversees the firm’s finance department and is responsible for payroll and benefit administration, accounts payable, insurance coordination, and contracts.

Janis Baker is the firm’s Marketing Communications Assistant and responsible for the firm’s internal and external communications and for general office management in the Finger Lakes office.

L to R: Jerry Craig, Cara Green, Sarah Killeen, Donna Matthews, Janis Baker

Matt Yerkey Promoted to Principal

We are proud to announce that Matt Yerkey, P.E., has been promoted to Principal.

With the firm since 1998, Matt provides structural engineering design and management for bridge and contractor support services projects. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD).

During his time at Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis, Matt has been honored as Young Engineer of the Year by the Capital District Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers and Engineer of the Year by the ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section. Matt previously served as Chair of the Capital District’s Celebration of National Engineers Week and as the Program Committee Chair for the Eastern New York Chapter of ABCD. He is also an evaluator for the Practicing Institute of Engineering (PIE), for which he is responsible for the review and approval of courses for continuing education credits. Matt serves as a mentor for local middle and high school students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, allowing them to shadow him during school breaks and visiting their schools to speak to classes about careers in engineering.

Yerkey provided engineering design of the Hadley “Bow” Bridge over the Sacandaga River, a multiple award-winning historic bridge restoration project. He has written articles that have been published in STRUCTURE magazine including “Raising the Bar on Bridge Jacking” and “The Hadley Overpass Project: Taking the “Stress” out of Bridge Repairs.”

“Matt has been a driving force of energy and relentlessly devoted to this firm since he started with us over 20 years ago,” said Jamie Davis, P.E., Principal. “Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Matt knows that he goes above and beyond on a daily basis. We are thrilled that he has joined the Principal group and will be part of the next generation of firm leadership.”

Matt joins the leadership team of Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis with four other principals. He is professionally licensed in New York, Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and West Virginia.

E-Week 2019

Happy Engineers Week! We will be proudly celebrating E-Week at the Capital District’s 39th Anniversary Celebration of National Engineers Week this Thursday and Friday at the Albany Marriott. Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is proud to a a sponsor of this year’s E-Week celebration. Chris Lesher, P.E., Senior Associate, is assisting with the Model Bridge Competition, and several staff members will also be in attendance throughout the two-day celebration.

National Engineers Week was created in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers and is held to promote the engineering profession. The purpose of this event is to raise public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life, promote the importance of a technical education including a high level of math, science and technology literacy among parents, teachers and students, and motivate youth to pursue engineering and related careers to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. For more information on the Capital District’s E-Week, click here.

Stacey Thomas Attending APTNE Symposium

Stacey Thomas, Restoration Engineer, is attending the Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter’s (APTNE) 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium in New Jersey on Friday, February 1. This year’s symposium will focus on “Restoring Historic Theaters in the 21st Century” and will feature several presentations and a selection of tours around New Jersey.

Email Out of Service 1/31 – 2/1

Our email will be out of service due to IT upgrades from Thursday afternoon through Friday. If you need to reach us, it is best to call at this time.

Clifton Park – 518.406 5506
Finger Lakes – 315.685 4732

We hope to have email service restored by Friday afternoon.

Thank you for your patience.