Charles Douglas “Doug” Jenkins, an extremely active member of ASCE’s Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute and the co-chair of Pipelines 2024, UESI’s conference to be held next July in Calgary, has died after an extended illness. He was 61.
Jenkins, P.E., M.ASCE, was a principal conveyance technologist for Jacobs based in Marietta, Georgia. He was well known as a passionate mentor and is remembered fondly by many young engineers who benefited from his guidance. He was licensed in several states and in the Middle East.
His extensive contributions to the ASCE/UESI community include serving on the UESI Pipelines Division Executive Committee, chairing the UESI Condition Assessment of Sewer Collection Systems Technical Committee, and leading the UESI Trenchless Renewal of Culverts and Storm Sewers MOP 120-Revision Technical Committee.
Jenkins’ preparation for what was to have been his role as co-chair of the next Pipelines conference included serving as technical co-chair of Pipelines 2021, which had to be held virtually as a result of the pandemic. With some difficulty attracting speakers and papers, Jenkins would say “every paper is precious.” He was able to attract many of his Jacobs colleagues to make the event a success.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Jenkins was raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, and in 2000, made Marietta his home. He received a master’s degree from Old Dominion University in 1993. He began working for CH2M, which was later acquired by Jacobs, in 2000, departed briefly in 2018 and returned in 2019.
Another of Jenkins’ passions was mission work in Honduras, which he did for more than 20 years. As a Stephens Minister, he found fulfillment in connecting with people in need and cherished moments spent with his family. In his free time he was an avid fan of the Tennessee Vols, Baltimore Orioles, and Atlanta Braves.
He is survived by his wife Susan, a son, a daughter, his parents, a brother, and four grandchildren. The ASCE Foundation and UESI have established a memorial fund in his honor. Contribute at https://www.ascefoundation.org/how-to-give/online-gift, choose to donate to the ASCE Foundation General Fund, click on “This gift is in honor or memory of an individual” and state that it is in memory of Doug Jenkins.