Water Resources Expert Michael Sears Joins HNTB
NEW YORK, June 21, 2016—Michael Sears, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and associate vice president. Sears is based in the firm’s New York City office.
“We are proud to have Michael joining our team and adding his contribution to the work we perform for our clients throughout New York and New Jersey,” said Tom Spearing III, HNTB’s New York office leader and senior vice president. “Michael’s program management experience is vital to our clients as we work together in response to environmental concerns while improving safety for travelers throughout the region.”
At HNTB, Sears works with the firm’s transit and transportation agency clients and leads efforts to expand the water resources and environmental practice throughout the Northeast region.
Prior to HNTB, Sears held senior-level water resources engineering positions with the U.S. Geological Survey and other engineering firms, and worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Metro-North Railroad, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority among others.
With more than 25 years of experience, Sears is a professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with Bachelors of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and metallurgy, and is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers where he currently serves as the president of the North Jersey branch, and the New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management.
In the New York and New Jersey region, HNTB serves as construction manager for the renewal and rehabilitation of New York City Transit’s Sea Beach line, program management for New Jersey Transit in the implementation of positive train control technology, owner’s engineer for the New NY (aka Tappan Zee) Bridge, and the general engineering consultant for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority among other significant infrastructure programs.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service, including more than 90 years in New York, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. HNTB’s New York offices currently employ more than 400 full-time professionals in nine tri-state locations. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.