New Staff

Coastland continues to grow to keep pace with the needs of our clients and communities.  The following is an introduction to the people hired recently.

Ferdinand Ciceron, PE

Associate Engineer

Ferdinand Ciceron recently joined our Fairfield office and brings a strong background and versatility in project management, project development, design and construction. He has worked as a project manager, lead designer, and construction engineer for a variety of projects, including site development, roadway design, streetscapes, street rehabilitation, pavement rehabilitation, bikeway, pedestrian safety, ADA compliant ramps and pathways, storm drain systems, sanitary sewer systems, slope stabilizations, retaining walls, and traffic signals.  He is also well-versed in the Caltrans local assistance program. 

Prior to Coastland he spent more than 25 years serving the City of Oakland Public Works Department, where he led and managed a team of engineers and technicians from design to construction of a multitude of transportation and utility projects.   His first assignments at Coastland include project management and design for the cities of Fairfield and Vacaville.   It’s an honor to welcome Ferdinand and expand skills of our Engineering Department in Fairfield!

Luke Miller

Construction Inspector

Luke joined Coastland’s Auburn office in March and brings over 22 years of experience in the construction industry.  Throughout the course of his career, Luke has managed a multitude of private development, local agency, state/federal highway infrastructure and utility projects. Project values have ranged from $2 million improvement widenings to $50 million backbone utility infrastructure, mass excavation, streetscape and heavy highway re-development projects. Luke began his career in the specialty underground field working on storm water damage emergency highway and waterway repair. He spent much of his career managing a vast array of heavy civil construction crews and projects including installation of utilities, mass grading and placement of varied finish surface materials.

Luke gained some invaluable experience with a variety of specialty projects that he managed and assisted in constructing. These projects included UPRR intermodal facility installations along with the High Sierra line tunnel raising and widening projects from Roseville to Truckee, 6 NCAA regulated track and field complexes, the DWR emergency response and construction of the Oroville Spillway in 2017 and the City of Yuba City Plumas Streetscape and re-development project.

During his career, Luke has developed a deep working knowledge of heavy engineering design, construction, cost analysis, safety, value engineering and regulatory enforcement with multiple agencies as contractor and construction inspector through all project phases.

Luke’s first assignments at Coastland include construction inspection for the cities of Lincoln and Wheatland for various development and capital improvement projects.    We are honored that Luke chose to work for Coastland!




Russ Thompson, PE

Supervising Engineer

Russ recently joined Coastland’s Santa Rosa office after 35 years of service to the Civil Engineering industry.  His most recent experience includes serving for over 10-years as Public Works Director for the cities of Novato and Atascadero in which he oversaw development review, capital improvement programs, and construction and maintenance of municipal infrastructure.  His management and design experience include transportation, sewer, storm water, asset management, and public contracting for a wide range of public projects. Work at each agency included being tasked with developing and implementing key departmental and cultural improvements to improve morale and better serve both communities.

While serving as Director of Public Works for over 5 years (and briefly as Assistant City Manager) in Novato, he guided the department’s $6 million operating budget and $5-10 million annual Capital Improvement Program for the community of 58,000 residents. His work in Atascadero included oversight of an award winning $30M renovation of the Historic Atascadero Administration Building. Previous to his public sector engagements Russ owned his own consulting civil engineering practice on the Central Coast for nearly ten years providing engineering services to numerous public, private and institutional clients throughout California.

His first assignments at Coastland include duties as contract City Engineer for the City of Emeryville; and taking over as Deputy City Engineer for the City of Piedmont, heading up their Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation and Compliance Programs.  He will also be assisting Sonoma Water with their drainage and stormwater review program for developments throughout Sonoma County. 

Russ is an avid outdoorsman, and recently returned from a trip to Scotland that included fulfilling a life-long dream of hiking ancestral Scottish Highlands and playing golf at the historic Old Course at Saint Andrews. Coastland is honored to welcome Russ and expand the skills of our Engineering Department!