Dereck J. Hodson, P.E.
Structural Engineer
Dereck J. Hodson, P.E.


Mr. Hodson is a 2011 civil engineering Master’s graduate from Utah State University.  Mr. Hodson’s areas of design expertise include structural design of various materials including wood, masonry, concrete, steel, and fiberglass.  Representative projects designed include residential buildings, light commercial buildings, heavy industrial buildings, storage tanks, retaining walls, steel structures, seismic upgrades, and demolition plans, as well as mining engineering structures large equipment foundations. Mr. Hodson has managed projects producing budgets, schedules, cost estimates, construction bid documents, and reports.


  • M.S. - Civil Engineering – Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • B.S. - Civil Engineering – Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Professional Engineer (PE) - Licensed in UT, WA, OR, NV, NM, IN, MD, VA, MT, FL, TX


  • 2016 – Present            Rimkus Building Consultants
  • 2011 – 2016                Thomas Engineering Company


RIMKUS BUILDING CONSULTANTS                                                              2016 – PRESENT


Responsible for investigating and evaluating commercial and residential structures to determine the cause of apparent structural concerns and determination of how to repair damaged structures.  Performs field assessments of existing structures prepares schematic repair reports and project design documents for the repair of building structural systems.  Responsible for developing and coordinating structural design solutions with multi-discipline teams of engineers and architects, preparation of structural calculations, preparation of AutoCad Drawings, and creating project schedules, cost estimates and budgets.

THOMAS ENGINEERING COMPANY                                                                       2011 – 2016

Project Engineer

Project engineer for heavy industrial engineering, commercial and residential projects. Projects include provide structural engineering for surface and shaft steel structures and large concrete foundations for a $250 million mining project, rehabilitation of 120’ tall steel refinery structure, rehabilitation of API and concrete tanks, blast design buildings, and other industrial structures. For complex problems finite element analysis and dynamic analysis, were utilized.  Project management responsibilities include preparing budgets, schedules, and cost estimates.