John P. Malizia

Project Manager
I knew I wanted to be an Engineering Geologist when I learned about how soil reacts when you place a structure or a road on it. Identifying the materials beneath the surface and determining how they will behave can impact any project. It’s fun to be such a small part of a larger project, and yet have so much of an influence on it at the same time.

At Gateway, I currently serve as a project manager with a specialization in engineering geology. I perform geotechnical engineering services which involve subsurface investigations and reports providing recommendations for general and specialized projects. I’ve been involved in various geohazard mitigation projects, environmental site assessments (Phase I and Phase II ESAs), performing landslide evaluations, analysis, and designs, analyzing designs and remediations of retaining walls, analyzing specific geologic formation depths, strike, and dip for exploration purposes, soil and rock identification, and some land development and permitting processes.

I am proud to have served our country as a Military Policeman through the United States Marine Corps Reserve, here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (2008-2014). Prior to joining Gateway I was most recently a Field Engineer for a civil engineering firm in Pittsburgh, PA.

When I am not studying parts of the earth at work, I love being outside, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing/snowboarding, and spending time with my family on it, and yes, I will stop and study some rocks a long the way.


BS, Environmental Science - Geology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
MS, Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Professional Certifications

Licensed Professional Geologist Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License PG005475

Professional Affiliations

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists
Pittsburgh Geological Society