Paul Cyr, P.E.

Senior Engineering Consultant
Project Manager
Vice President

Paul Cyr’s responsibilities at Kleinschmidt are in the areas of dam repairs and maintenance and safety inspections. Since 1988, Paul has been recognized by the FERC as an approved Independent Consultant and PFMA Facilitator, meeting the requirements of the Commission’s Section 12.31(a) (see resume attachment – FERC Safety Inspection of Dams).

Paul specializes in the following areas: floodgate design, construction and maintenance inspections, dam safety and vulnerability-security inspections, design and stability analyses of dams, powerhouse design, and specification and Contract Documents preparation. He has authored and presented technical papers related to dam stability at such conferences as the ASDSO annual conference; and was the Secretary and contributing author of the Civil Works for Hydroelectric Facilities: Guidelines for Life Extension and Upgrade written by a Hydropower Task Committee for the ASCE Energy Division. Paul also serves on Kleinschmidt’s internal QA/QC team for review of design and constructability of hydroelectric, dam, and fish passage projects.

B.S. Civil Engineering, Northeastern University (1979)
Licensed Professional Engineer in Alabama, Georgia, Maine, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.


If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

New Zealand

What is your favorite pastime?

Golf and bicycle riding

What is something you’ve always wanted to do?

Fly a sailplane

If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?

Read a book, drink a beer, while in a shaded hammock

What is your favorite sports team?

Teams from Carolina Gamecocks & Clemson University