Bob Mora has over 15 years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering, providing civil design services for both private developers and municipalities. He has successfully managed and completed projects for the Sewerage and Water Board, the Department of Public Works, the Regional Planning Commission, the Orleans Levee Board, and St. Bernard, Ascension, and Plaquemines Parishes. As a sub-consultant for the Army Corp of Engineers, Bob managed the construction of over $100 million of flood protection, earning a Certificate of Appreciation for Exceptional Achievement from the Hurricane & Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Mission. A native of New Orleans, Bob graduated from LSU with a degree in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. He is an active member and past president of the New Orleans Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, helping engineers identify pro bono opportunities both locally and around the globe. He is also on the steering committee of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, which promotes best practices for regional water management.
Jennifer Snape manages civil engineering and structural engineering projects at Batture. In 13 years as a civil and coastal engineer, Jennifer Snape has spearheaded projects for a wide range of private, municipal, and federal agencies. This includes civil site design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for urban, rural, and coastal systems, and structural design for residential and commercial structures. Born in Las Vegas and raised in Montana, Jennifer received her BS in civil engineering from Tulane and her Master’s Certificate in Coastal Engineering from Old Dominion. In the community, Jennifer is dedicated to local stormwater management and flood mitigation. She serves on the board of Groundwork New Orleans, performs as Treasurer of the Society of American Military Engineers, is an active member of Engineers Without Borders, and participates in several other local interest groups. For her efforts, Jennifer was named New Orleans City Business Woman of the Year and Outstanding Young Alumni by the Tulane School of Engineering.
Specializing in hydraulics and hydrology, Jennifer Schindler has focused her 10-year career on research, field work, and 2-D and 3-D modeling across a wide range of engineering projects, including stormwater projects across Southeast Louisiana. After growing up in Covington, Jennifer attended UNO and received her BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and her MS in Earth & Environmental Science/Coastal Science. Jennifer provides expertise in coastal sediment dynamics, coastal processes, sediment transfer, ocean and coastal engineering, and hydraulic engineering systems. Jennifer is also adept at coordinating various agencies to foster effective communication and efficient progress. As project manager for large-scale, high profile projects, Jennifer has streamlined efforts between members of academia, private industry, and state government to provide insights into best practices and procedures in water resource projects.
Mary Shambeau Johnson specializes in structural engineering for Batture. Her extensive expertise includes commercial construction, multifamily residences, renovations, and pre-engineered building foundations. Mary has performed structural design on multiple construction projects, including the Iberville Housing Development and the downtown World Trade Center. With this experience, Mary offers the perfect blend of structural knowledge and practical field knowledge. Originally from Fairhope, Alabama, Mary received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Auburn, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She moved to New Orleans to pursue her career and is known for her dedicatation to community service. Mary is the New Orleans President of Engineers Without Borders. She also serves on the Community Assistance Fund Board for the Junior League of New Orleans, which provides small grants for local non-profits.
Chris Rutland performs a wide variety of survey fieldwork at Batture using both conventional and GPS equipment. Chris has completed projects for the Sewerage & Water Board, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Public Works, and Parishes throughout Southeast Louisiana. Chris has also managed and completed a multitude of large-scale 3-D laser-scanning projects around the country, making him a standout among land surveyors. Originally from Pascagoula, Chris graduated with a BBA from Ole Miss and is pursuing his surveying license from the University of Wyoming.
As a specialist in stormwater management and green infrastructure, Brooke Morris seamlessly integrates the professional disciplines of engineering and landscape architecture. By using stormwater modeling and site-specific sketches for design, Brooke maximizes the performance and aesthetics for projects while also minimizing the potential construction challenges. During the course of her career, Brooke has worked on a number of multi-million dollar public drainage efforts in the New Orleans area, providing infrastructure retrofits for neighborhood-scale projects. During these endeavors, Brooke provided expertise in both stormwater modeling and planting. Brooke also works with commercial clients, preparing plans for stormwater management, grading, and planting. A native of South Louisiana, Brooke received her BS in Biological Engineering and her Masters in Landscape Architecture, both with honors, from Louisiana State University. She is on the Steering Committee for the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, volunteers with the LSU Community Playground Project, serves as a technical lead for Engineers without Borders, and acts as a Board Member of Groundwork NOLA.
One of our very first employees, Brendan Jackson is working as a technician for Batture while pursuing his engineering degree from UNO and working towards his surveying certificate from the University of Wyoming. With his combination of hard work and people skills, Brendan is an essential asset to the company. The fact that Brendan is a team player who loves working outdoors makes him all the more valuable. Brendan was born and raised in New Orleans.
Ryan Jeansonne is a Project Engineer at Batture specializing in structures. He has extensive experience in the heavy civil and building industries. Projects over the last 4 years have focused on construction phase services, structural evaluation & design, and quality assurance. Mr. Jeansonne most notably has experience with reviewing contractor submittals, requests for information, and field change requests for the East Side Access project in Manhattan NY. Mr. Jeansonne also has experience with structural design of buildings and industrial projects in the Greater NYC Area, New Orleans, and Shreveport locations. Mr. Jeansonne possesses expertise with structural calculations & reports, anchorage design, stress analysis software, 3-D BIM, and CADD drafting. Ryan is a licensed professional engineer in New York.
Philip Aucoin is an Engineer Intern at Batture specializing in structural and civil tasks. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from LSU in 2015 and soon began working as a field engineer for a roadway and utility construction company. Under the guidance of licensed engineers, he has extensive experience in roadway/parking lot design and surveying for various projects throughout the Southeastern United States. He is keenly aware of the importance of design projects and drawings as a means of communication with and direction to the contractor. Mr. Aucoin has worked directly with the design engineers and inspectors on a variety of public and private projects. Some of these projects spanned across many years and cost $10+ million to complete. At Batture, Mr. Aucoin assists with the preparation of civil and structural engineering drawings and estimates; prepares and modifies calculations and various reports; conducts data research and field investigations; and coordinates with public and government agencies. Additionally, he is a licensed traffic control supervisor and flagman.
Vershawn Jones is a Drafting Technician with wide-ranging experience as a technical drafter and estimator. His primary role at Batture, LLC is to provide AutoCAD/Revit drafting services. His interest in the field began in 2010 when he took a high school course in Drafting. He began a job as a drafter at a manufacturing company in 2015, which led him to pursue a degree in the field. Selected for a federal work study prior to graduation, he taught and tutored drafting students in the applications of AutoCAD, Revit, and Inventor. Mr. Jones graduated with a degree in Drafting in Design Technology from ITT Technical Institute of St. Rose, Louisiana in 2016.
His areas of expertise include AutoCAD advanced methods, parametric modeling, 3D modeling and visualization, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and sustainability in design. As related to construction and product design, he has received training in materials processing. He has served as lead drafter for a variety of clients including consulting firms, municipalities, and government agencies. The scale of these projects has varied from single or multi-story commercial developments to multi-block community improvement projects (such as the St. Anthony Green Streets project). He has managed the drafting tasks for both large and small projects, with budgets ranging from under 10,000 dollars to over one million dollars.
Arielle Authement, EI is a Civil/Structural Designer at Batture LLC specializing in structures. She graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UNO in 2017 and soon began working as an EI for a civil engineering firm in New Orleans. Under the guidance of licensed engineers, she has experience in design of commercial buildings, multifamily housing, renovations, and pre-engineered building foundations, as well as construction administration. Arielle possesses expertise with structural calculations and evaluation of design loads, the use of structural design software (RISA), and the production of structural design construction documents using REVIT. Additionally, Ms. Authement is current international project co-lead of the New Orleans Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and frequently volunteers for build days with Habitat for Humanity.
Dave Pearson works on land surveying and civil site design projects at Batture. He is an experienced project manager with expertise in the design process and construction of levees, roadways, and infrastructure projects in Southeast Louisiana. He has worked on all aspects of land surveying projects and is proficient in both AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microstation. Dave graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and General Studies and is currently pursuing his surveying license from the University of Wyoming.