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.
Yelena Rivera, PE is Operations Manager at Batture LLC and has been an active member of the engineering field since 2009. Originally from Belize, Yelena moved to the United States in pursuit of a Civil Engineering degree from the University of New Orleans. Yelena is involved in many organizations, often occupying leadership roles. She is currently the President of the American Concrete Institute Louisiana (ACI LA) and Chairman of the Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference and Show (2017 – present). In 2019, she participated in the ACEC Emerging Leaders Institute. That same year, she was named Louisiana’s American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Young Civil Engineer.
As a project engineer, she performed feasibility studies; prepared design reports, construction plans and specifications, and bid documents; and assisted clients with bidding and procurement of projects on infrastructure 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.
Roderick (Rod) Richardson is Survey Operations Manager at Batture LLC, overseeing project management, surveying, and drafting for land surveying projects. When he joined the team in 2020, he had 18 years of surveying and drafting experience at a New Orleans engineering, architecture, and land surveying firm. He has experience with a variety of programs, including AutoCAD, Carlson Survey, Leica GEO and Carlson Xport. His experience in rural, coastal, and urban settings has afforded Rod with an extensive knowledge of most surveying equipment and the skill of performing surveying tasks through the use of boats and ATV’s. Rod has completed surveying and drafting tasks for commercial and residential clients; organizations such as LaDOTD, the Orleans Levee Board, and USACE; and city/local municipalities.
One of our very first employees, Brendan Jackson is working as a Project Engineer for Batture. He obtained his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of New Orleans in 2020. As project engineer, he primarily manages and completes tasks on infrastructure projects within the New Orleans Metro area. Mr. Jackson is also a versatile survey technician, whose vast experience makes him a valuable member of any surveying team. He is working towards his surveying certificate from the University of Wyoming and is actively pursuing his Professional Land Surveyor license. 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. Ryan most notably has experience with reviewing contractor submittals, requests for information, and field change requests for the East Side Access project in Manhattan NY. Ryan also has experience with structural design of buildings and industrial projects in the Greater NYC Area, New Orleans, and Shreveport locations. Ryan 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. Philip 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, Philip 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.
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, Arielle 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.
Andrew Doyle is a Professional Landscape Architect at Batture with an extensive background in designing and implementing sustainable site interventions in the urban environment. His specific niche within the broad profession of landscape architecture overlaps heavily with Civil Engineering. Andrew is able to bring a unique perspective to stormwater management and drainage due to his background from art and design. Past projects cover a wide range of typologies including large scale hazard mitigation projects, site designs incorporating civil engineering and artistic landscape architectural components, transportation planning studies, development of municipal green infrastructure standards, and watershed management master planning. His experience in working as part of larger team on numerous city-scale federally funded grant projects extends beyond design document production and includes a knowledge of bidding and contractor procurement as well as proper implantation of plans via construction administration.
Originally from Guatemala, Hermann moved to New Orleans as a child and has been local to the New Orleans area ever since. He obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. While pursuing his master’s degree at Tulane University, he was employed as a Research Assistant performing structural engineering research.
Through 15 years of experience, Hermann has honed the following skills: design of foundations and high-wind resistant systems; design of steel, masonry, timber, and concrete structural systems to support gravity and lateral loads for new commercial, industrial, and residential construction; design of structural support systems and modifications for existing structures; construction oversight; BIM coordination; QA/QC for both design and construction phases; and project management. He is experienced in many software platforms, including Revit, AutoCAD, RISA, Enercalc, Excel, iLevel Forte, and Profis Engineering. Outside of the office, Hermann is Vice-President of One Heart NOLA and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Mark Schexnayder, MS, is a career biologist who joined the Batture team in 2020. Over his career, he earned respected roles such as Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Louisiana shrimp program manager and the Director of the LDWF Marine Laboratory on Grand Terre before joining LSU AgCenter in 2000 as a Coastal Advisor. He was named a Special Assistant to the Chancellor to oversee recovery efforts in the Greater New Orleans Area after Hurricane Katrina. Mark helped craft the Bayou St. John Management Plan and lead several restoration projects in the bayou and in New Orleans City Park, such as removal of a dam on Bayou St John and the Big Lake enhancements. He also was part of a team that installed nine artificial fishing reefs in Lake Pontchartrain. When the 2010 BP oil spill occurred, Mark returned to LDWF to help coordinate fisheries recovery efforts. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fisheries, his projects included the development of seafood sustainability, certification and traceability programs. Additionally, he represented LDWF on the Crab, Shrimp and Oyster Task Forces. As an employee of Batture, Mark is able to apply his talents to public parks and coastal projects, as well as local, State and Federal government projects.
Huynh Duc Kevin Dinh, EI is an Engineer Intern at Batture specializing in surveying and civil engineering taks. Kevin graduated from the University of New Orleans in May 2019, excelling in specialized coursework such as Elementary Surveying Measurements and Drones. During college, his involvement in civil engineering extended beyond the classroom. Kevin was involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and Society of Women Engineers. He developed leadership skills as the UNO Survey Captain for the ASCE Deep South Conference from 2017-2019. At Batture, Kevin assists surveying and civil engineering projects as a drafter and field technician.
Chad Brouillete is a technician and draftsman for structural and civil design projects from Chalmette, Louisiana. His interest in engineering stemmed from his family’s involvement in the construction field. In 2016, he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Drafting and Design from ITT Technical Institute. He began working as a Structural Drafter after graduation. As a collaborator with Senior Designers at local firms, he has gained extensive experience in the various aspects of Structural Design. Chad is well versed in programs such as Revit and AutoCAD. At Batture, he assists with the preparation of civil and structural engineering drawings for commercial and residential properties.
Trang is originally from Vietnam where she was an officer and teacher at Tra Vinh University. After moving to New Orleans, she discovered her love for civil and structural design.
She is proficient in both AutoCAD Civil 3D and Scottsdale. She not only brings a great eye for detail but also an ear for music.
Her love for song and her passion for design makes her a perfect fit at Batture.