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Nicholas Machak, P.E.

Managing Consultant

Nick joins Proactive as a Senior Consultant, bringing years of experience as a general contractor and owner’s representative on design-build and design-bid-build infrastructure projects for the NCDOT and Class I railroads. Nick is a North Carolina State University graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

We treat complex issues with meticulous care so we can deliver quality solutions to our clients.

More About Nicholas


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While at Mott Macdonald, Nick was an embedded consultant with the NCDOT Rail Division Design & Construction Branch. Nick was a Project Manager for a variety of railroad infrastructure projects such as grade separations, station rehabilitations, curve realignments, and industrial site developments in NC. He also provided technical support as a consultant in the planning stages for railroad infrastructure projects in VA.


With Clark Civil (a subsidiary of Clark Construction Group), Nick was a Project Engineer responsible for project controls, self-performed work and subcontractor management on a major railroad infrastructure project in Washington, D.C.



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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Rocky River, OH 44116