James Ford Joins HNTB as Senior Roadway Project Manager – Engineering
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – James Ford, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as senior roadway project manager–engineering, based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.
Ford has nearly three decades of experience in highway design and plan production with the Florida Department of Transportation District 4. His experience includes team leadership, project management, quality assurance and design support services.
“James is a proven leader with capabilities to balance multiple priorities and project delivery teams,” said Gus Pego, PE, HNTB South Florida office leader and vice president. “His insights are valuable to our firm and transportation agencies committed to providing better mobility in our region.”
Ford’s responsibilities at HNTB include managing complex transportation projects, staffing and quality control.
Prior to joining HNTB, Ford served FDOT District 4 as design section team leader and engineering supervisor, managing a variety of infrastructure projects such as highways, local streets and bridge replacements. Ford worked as design liaison for the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization SR7 Multimodal Corridor Study in Broward County and the Wave Streetcar System Design in Fort Lauderdale, providing overall guidance to planning teams. He managed and served as engineer of record for the SR 7 widening project in Hollywood, Florida—the first urban reconstruction designed entirely using AutoCAD Civil 3D modeling design software. Ford also managed design reviews
and analysis of the master plan for I-595 corridor and was District 4 lead reviewer for I-95 master plan.
Ford earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Florida.
In South Florida, HNTB currently is working on, or has been involved with, some of the region’s most high-profile projects, including Interstate 595 express lanes, Brightline express passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando; Miami International Airport, Miami Intermodal Center, Miami Trolley, Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and many others.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and 60 years in Florida, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from 13 office locations throughout Florida, currently employing approximately 460 full-time professionals in the state. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. 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.