What We Do

The Engineering and Facilities Maintenance Department of the Georgia Ports Authority plans and develops capital improvement projects for the Authority's facilities, equipment and major maintenance projects consistent with the Authority's overall mission and policies. All projects are planned and designed in a safe and cost-effective manner considering the requirements of the Authority's operations and in an environmentally conscious manner.

Engineering Projects

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Basic Requirements for Project Bidders

Specific project insurance requirements are determined on an individual project basis. However, all contractors performing work on the GPA’s property must comply with the GPA’s basic insurance requirements.

  • General Liability: $1,000,000 Limit (per occurrence)
  • General Auto: $1,000,000 Limit (per occurrence)
  • Worker’s Compensation: Proof of Coverage
  • Builder’s Risk Insurance: Amount of Total Contract Sum

All projects of $40,000 or more require Payment and Performance Bonds.

Security & Immigration Compliance

Contractor Affidavit under O.C.G.A §131091(b)(1) required.


Any work being performed within the secured perimeter of the Terminal shall require the contractor’s onsite employees and his onsite sub-contractors and suppliers to be credentialed as follows:

  • Georgia Ports Authority’s credentialing program
  • Federal government’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.


Engineering & Facilities Maintenance
P.O. Box 2406 | Phone: (912) 964-3922 | Savannah, GA 31402 | EMAIL

Name Title
Christopher B. Novack, P.E. Vice President Engineering and Facilities Maintenance
Olli Himbert, P.E. Director of Engineering & Facilities Maintenance
Jeremy N. Mitchler, P.E General Manager of Engineering Services
Chris Driggers General Manager – Facilities & Contract Maintenance
Judit Crawford Assistant Manager, Project Controls