Resume' of Robert L. Nichols
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree, Civil Engineering, 1967 Indiana Institute of Technology, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Master of Science
Degree, Civil Engineering, 1973 Tennessee Technology University, Cookeville, TN
Registration: Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee
Registered Land Surveyor in Tennessee and Kentucky.
TN PLS No. 1009 KY PLS No. 2700
1962 to 1966 Nichols Engineering Company, Consulting Engineers Union City, Tennessee. Summer work consisting of field work,
drafting, and soil cement testing.
1966 to 1967 City of Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Sewer engineering department, part-time work while in college,
consisting of field work, drafting,
and design of sanitary sewer collection lines.
1967 to 1973 Nichols Engineering Service, Inc., Consulting
Engineers, Union City, Tennessee.
Involved in design and construction supervision of water systems, sewer systems, sub-divisions,
surveying and mapping, roads and streets, airports, and recreational facilities. Project manager for various projects.
1973 to 1977
Nichols Engineering Service, Inc.
President and Project Engineer. Duties included personnel contact, supervision, job scheduling, office
management, reports, design and preparation of plans and specifications for the various engineering projects.
1977 to 1982 Russell
& Axon, Engineers-Planners-Architects
Daytona Beach, Florida
President and office manager of Nichols Engineering Service, Inc.,
Union City, Tennessee,
a wholly-owned subsidiary of Russell & Axon.
Duties included client contact, personnel contact and supervision,
job scheduling, reports,
design, and plans and specifications preparation.
Was heavily involved in the EPA 201 program since its inception,
and was responsible for the conduction of numerous Infiltration/Inflow Analyses, Sewer System Evaluation surveys,
and Facility Plans.
also included complete engineering services on water distribution and treatment facilities, wastewater collection and treatment facilities,
storm sewer systems, streets, bridges, parks,
recreational facilities, airports, gas lines and steam (heating) lines. The largest of
projects was a $6.5 million waste-water treatment plant for the City of Dyersburg, Tennessee.
1982 to 2014 - Owner and chief
engineer of Robert L. Nichols & Associates,
Engineers-Surveyors, Union City, Tennessee.
2014 to Present - Partner, Ashburn
Nichols & Associates.
Serves as an adjunct instructor in the
Engineering Department of the University of Tennessee
at Martin, teaching
Professional: Member Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors.
Religious: Active member of First United Methodist Church
Chairman of Administrative Board
Sunday School teacher for past 30 years
Past chairman of Board of Trustees
Member of Promise Keepers
District Lay Leader since 2005-2012
Certified Lay Speaker
Civic: Former Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America
Former member Union City
Member Kiwanis International
Past President of Union City Kiwanis Club
Past Lt. Governor, Division 1-A, LA-MISS-West TN District
Member of District Board of Directors
Former Director of Obion County Fall Fest Board
Member of Board of Housing Appeals, Union City,
Member of Obion County Museum Board
Vice Chairman Obion County Highway Commission