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Nicholas Machak

Senior Consultant

Nick joins Proactive as a Senior Consultant, bringing years of experience with both the NCDOT and CM experience on design-build infrastructure projects in the Washington, D.C. area. Nick is a North Carolina State University graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

At the end of day, you have to really care about your clients. So we work very hard to find the right answers for them.

More About Nicholas


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As an NCDOT Rail Division Embedded Consultant, Nick acted on behalf of the NCDOT Rail Division as Design Project Manager for a variety of projects including railroad grade separations, Amtrak station rehabilitations, railroad curve realignments, and site developments.


While also at Mott MacDonald, Nick served as the Atlantic Gateway Technical Support where he provided  engineering technical support to consultant Program Manager.


A subsidiary of Clark Construction Group LLC, Nick supported the Program Manager with Project Controls under a Progressive Design-Build GMP contract structure for the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, DC.

Nick’s software and certifications include:

  • North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049230
  • Proficient in JD Edwards AS400, Microstation V8i, GeoPak, Autodesk Constructware, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with HeavyBid, Primavera P6, two-dimensional AutoCAD
  • CSXT / NS RWT certified, eRailSafe verified, CPR & First Aid Certified



North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering - Summa Cum Laude


Nick lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife, Sarah. In his free time, Nick loves to golf and is an avid baseball and hockey fan.

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