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Soules, Greg

Greg Soules

Soules, James 

J. G. (Greg) Soules, P.E., S.E, F.AS CE, is a Principal civil/structural engineer with CB&I located in The Woodlands, Texas. CB&I is a global engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company working in the energy market. CB&I is one of the largest designers of steel plate structures in the world. Mr. Soules holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and a MBA from the University of Houston. He has worked for CB&I in various engineering roles for more than 30 years. He is a member and main committee secretary of the ASCE 7 Committee (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures), a member of the ASCE 7 General Provisions Subcommittee, and the chair of the Nonbuilding Structures Task Committee of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee. Mr. Soules also chairs the Environmental Loads Subcommittee of ASCE 37 (Design loads on Structures during Construction) and the ASCE Task Committee on Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical Facilities.


  • M.S.C.E., Texas Tech University
  • M.B.A., University of Houston
  • B.S.C.E., Texas Tech University

Work Experience 

  • Principal Civil/Structural Engineer, CB & I Inc.

ASCE Involvement 

  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
  • Member, ASCE 7 Main Committee (Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures)
    • Secretary, 2010 Revision Cycle 
  • Member, ASCE 7 Subcommittee on General Structural Requirements 
  • Member, ASCE 7 Subcommittee on Strength Criteria 
  • Member, ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee
    • Chair, Nonbuilding Structures Task Committee 2005 & 2010 Revision Cycles 
  • Member, ASCE Petrochemical Energy Committee
    • Chair, ASCE Task Committee on Seismic Evaluation and Design of Petrochemical Facilities 2004-2010 Revision Cycle 
  • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2008 Revision Cycle
    • Chair, TS-8 Nonbuilding Structures and Nonstructural Components 
  • Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB)
    • Member, Board of Directors 2006 – Present 
  • Member, ASCE/SEI Chile Earthquake Assessment Team (2010)  
    • Industrial Subteam Leader  


  • 2010, Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Energy Award, ASCE  
  • 2009, Distinguished Engineer, Texas Tech University 
  • 2007, Vigil Honor Member, Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America 
  • 2001, Distinguished Graduate, Texas Tech University 
  • 1998, National Honor Society Hall of Honor, Virgil M. Santy Chapter, Hamilton High School