QSD, CPESC, Class A General Engineering Contractor
BEN RAU Ben appreciates the opportunity to support Verux clients on a variety of different projects. “Unless you are current on the rules and regulations of the Construction General Permit, the world of stormwater compliance can be intimidating. I enjoy working with, and educating the project team to keep a project in compliance. In my position at Verux, I get to do this every day."

Since 1998 Ben’s career has focused on the life-cycle of a construction project. At the beginning of his career, Ben spent seven years working for a large general engineering contractor where he held the positions of project manager, estimator, and concrete superintendent. He subsequently spent four years managing public and private land developments from preliminary design through project closeout. Ben has recognized the importance of stormwater compliance throughout his career, and since 2010 it has been his primary focus.

Educational & Professional Credits: Ben earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and he holds a Class A General Engineering Contractors License. Ben is a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) (QSD #00317)


Bob ShultsBob Shults says, “One of my favorite things about working in this industry is coming up with solutions to complex problems. Stormwater compliance is very dynamic and although you plan for most contingencies you have to be prepared to shift quickly to protect the project.” Bob also believes that communication is the key to a successful project. “I’m enthusiastic about representing and communicating the interests of project stakeholders and working with contractors to complete projects in compliance, on time, and within budget.”

Bob has well rounded experience as a Professional Engineer (PE), Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD), construction project manager, Resident Engineer (RE), and construction company manager responsible for up to 100 qualified laborers. Bob has additional experience with special inspections, as well as materials testing laboratory procedures and processes.

Educational & Professional Credits: Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is a Professional Civil Engineer registered in California (#58232), and a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD#00369).