With 16 full-time professional engineers among our staff of 50, Pinnacle lives up to its name as the pre-eminent construction engineering and inspection firm in Florida
Roland Rodriguez, PE
Vice-President | Partner | Senior Project Engineer
Roland A. Rodriguez, PE was born and raised in Meriden, CT, and moved with his family to Miami, FL at age 13. After graduating high school, Roland left for Paris Island, SC to pursue his dream of becoming a US Marine. After six years in the Marine Corps, he enrolled at Florida International University to study civil engineering.
He began his engineering career as a roadway inspector at FDOT District 6 in 1997 while working on his studies at Florida International University. Roland quickly rose through the ranks at FDOT and was the first FDOT employee to be awarded educational leave with pay, allowing him to focus on completing his civil engineering degree.
Upon graduation, Roland entered the FDOT District 6 PE Trainee Program and was given the role of senior project engineer on major FDOT projects, such as Hialeah Expressway, Okeechobee Road Metrorail Retrofit, and the Okeechobee Road Depressed Section Design-Build Project.
Roland’s leadership skills allowed him to successfully complete two major CEI residencies for FDOT, managing multiple concurrent projects and a large staffing component.
Roland leads by example and consistently empowers and challenges his staff to make informed decisions based on their experience. It is his belief that growth, ownership and self-confidence stems from being challenged.
With over 25 years of experience, Roland has completed major urban, limited access, interchange and major/movable bridge projects. His experience also extends to ITS and tolling operations.
Qualifications & Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer
FDOT Critical Structures Construction
IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector 1
Nuclear Radiation Safety
Roadway Worker Safety
SSPC C3 Lead Paint Removal
FDOT Construction Academy
MSE Wall, Auger Cast Pile
BCI Level 1
T3C- Portland Cement Concrete Paving Inspection
T3C- Diamond Grinding and Grooving
T3C- Curing, Sawing and Joint Sealing
Education & Military Experience
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Florida International University
United States Marine Corps
25 years of CEI experience
Pinnacle Consulting Enterprises, Inc.
Florida Department of Transportation District 6
Florida Engineering Leadership Institute (FES/ACEC) – Class of 2019
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)