Qamar is a geotechnical professional with more than 40 years experience in directing and managing projects all over the world. His project experience includes all facets of geotechnical engineering ranging from siting and planning to detailed geotechnical investigation and design, construction oversight, forensic investigations, peer reviews, and construction claims. His geotechnical engineering experience includes conventional as well as design-build projects in many sectors including transportation, water/wastewater treatment plants, healthcare, higher education, commercial building and developments, and industrial facilities.
Based in the Washington, DC metro area, Qamar is a technical leader in the Mid-Atlantic region and has served in senior technical capacities for many noteworthy projects including:
- Member, Project Review Board, DC Water’s Clean Rivers Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Project, Long-Term Control Plan, Anacostia River Projects, Washington, D.C. ($2.3 billion)
- Chair, Geotechnical Advisory Team, DC Water’s proposed Egg-shaped Digester Facility at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, D.C. ($250 million)
- Senior Reviewer, Dulles Silver Line Phase 2, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, VA ($1.2 billion)
- Geotechnical Lead, the Intercounty Connector (ICC), Montgomery County, MD ($600 million)
- Geotechnical Project Manager, I-95/Route 1 Interchange, Alexandria, VA ($600 million)
- Geotechnical Project Manager, CSO Projects and Riverfront Development Project, Richmond, VA
- Geotechnical Project Manager, Nationals Stadium, Washington, D.C.
- Geotechnical Project Manager, Holy Cross Hospital Expansion, Silver Spring, MD
Qamar has served as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers – National Capital Section and has been the Speaker Chair for GeoVirginia Conference since 2012. He holds an MS in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS from N.E.D. Engineering College (now N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology) in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.