Title: Project Director and Engineer (Retired)
Company: Hawthorne Engineering
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Tim Hawthorne, project director and retired engineer at Hawthorne Engineering, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in reclamation.
With many years of experience to his credit, Mr. Hawthorne has excelled as project director and engineer at Hawthorne Engineering and various other organizations. He worked mostly in tunnels and underground work, performing inspections and designing new tunnels around the world. He retired in 2020. Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Hawthorne pursued an education and earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He continued his academic efforts at the University of Maryland, completing advanced coursework in geotechnical engineering.
Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Mr. Hawthorne has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He was featured in Millennium Magazine. In light of his impressive undertakings, he has accrued several accolades throughout his career and lifetime. As a high school athlete, he was awarded most valuable player in football, named captain of the all-district football team, placed fourth in the state as a wrestler, and placed eighth in the state in hurdles. He was honored by the US Dam Group and received awards for working on reclamation in South Dakota.
According to Mr. Hawthorne, his success is attributed to his priorities, which are God, family, and friends, in that order. He never prioritizes his professional pursuits over these aspects of his life, but he does work harder at his job because of them. As a child, he dreamt of becoming a doctor. He attended the Junior Doctor’s Institute at the University of Oregon, but quickly realized this field was not for him. He discovered an interest in engineering, which he excelled at in school due to his proficiency in science and math.
Mr. Hawthorne is known for his remarkable accomplishment as the Olympic Dam Mine project director in Australia. Although he didn’t build the mine, it’s the largest uranium mine in the world that produces copper, gold, and silver. He was also a steering committee member for Albion Sands, a Shell, Chevron, Texaco, and Western Oil Sands project in Alberta that cost billions of dollars and covers more than half of the province. In his distinguished career, he has contributed to projects in Utah, California, Arizona, Nevada, and Pakistan.
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