Gary Valine

Sr. Project Manager

After finishing his Civil Engineering degree at Michigan Technological University, Gary worked for 3 years for a general contractor in Hibbing, MN being trained as an estimator and project manager.  In 1984 he accepted a position as a project engineer for a large industrial contractor in Pontiac, MI and gained valuable experience on several Ford Motor Company and General Motors assembly plant projects in Michigan, Missouri, Virginia and New York.  In 1989 Gary and his family moved back to the area to work for Lakehead Constructors in Superior, WI as a project manager, group manager and project director heading the mining group.  In addition to estimating and overseeing construction on many industrial projects, one of his main responsibilities was managing and coordinating taconite plant shut-down work at Iron Range plants for US Steel and Cliffs Natural Resources.

Gary has become skilled in project administration, project management, estimating, scheduling, cost accounting, contract management, and supervision of project managers & superintendents.

In 2010 he assisted an engineering firm with project planning and development for a Canadian mining project, and also project scheduling & budgeting on a frac sand plant project.  In 2013 he was asked to join Enbridge as a contracted senior project manager on a large crude oil pipeline project in ND.

Gary joined J.R. Jensen in July of 2016 and was contracted-out to Enbridge until his EIM assignment was complete in March of 2018.  He brings over 35 years of construction experience to the JR Jensen team.


  • Years at Jensen: 2
  • Years of Industry Experience: 37


  • Project Management & Project Development
  • Estimating & Budgeting
  • Client Development & Relations

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