Getting to know Team Maximus...

Dr. Melanie  Jones  Owen  


  • OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety               

  • 40 hour EM 385-1-1 ACOE Safety

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Naval Facilities Engineering Command Contractor Quality Control 

  • General Engineering 'A' license holder #1068459 (formerly #1043858)

  • Designated Competent Person

  • SSHO & QC

  • Construction Management

  • Master's degree in Federal Tax Law

  • Master's degree in Education

  • Doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology - Industrial & Organizational specialty (May 2021)

Melanie has a very diverse professional history. She started with residential construction in her father's Ohio based company. She then went on to spend many years as a professor in West Virginia & Kentucky while also co-owning a small HazMat trucking company in southern Ohio. She then served the next few years as a college dean in Arizona then California while also moonlighting in civil construction. This led to the founding of R.D. Maximus Engineering. In her role, she oversees all business and operational activity, including site safety, contracts, subcontracts, quality control, and signatory for all official matters. She also provides limited heavy equipment support and job-site supervision. 

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