Transportation Expert David Speirs Joins HNTB
SANTA ANA, Calif. – David Speirs, PE, joined HNTB Corporation’s growing Southern California team as project director, based in the firm’s Santa Ana office. He directs the SR 241 Toll Road Extension environmental documents process for Transportation Corridor Agencies, and plays a key role in expanding the firm’s growing transportation practice.
Speirs has more than three decades of experience in transportation including major highway improvement projects located in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside. He has been responsible for all aspects of civil engineering design, including project initiation documents, environmental documents and preparation of final bid documents.
Speirs has successfully led projects for many of the region’s top transportation agencies, including the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Authority.
“David is a highly respected highway professional with a diverse range of project management, design and environmental experience gained on high-profile infrastructure projects,” said Kevin Haboian, HNTB chief business development officer and senior vice president. “His background, professional insight and leadership will enable him to provide a wide range of solutions for our clients’ transportation projects in Southern California and throughout the West.”
Prior to joining HNTB, Speirs worked for another engineering firm as area manager and project manager. He led numerous planning, design and environmental projects for L.A. Metro, SBCTA, OCTA and RCTC and worked closely with staff from Caltrans Districts 7, 8, 11 and 12. He completed major projects with extensive Caltrans involvement in Districts 7, 8 and 12.
Speirs earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He is registered as a professional engineer in California.
HNTB is a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., with roots to the West since beginning work on Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation, and has since been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs.
HNTB’s many signature infrastructure projects in Southern California include the Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project, the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion for Los Angeles World Airports, and the “Green Build” expansion at San Diego International Airport.
Currently, HNTB is providing design and engineering services for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; working with the City of Los Angeles to deliver final design and construction support services for the Sixth Street Viaduct over the Los Angeles River between downtown and Boyle Heights; and providing program management services for the SBCTA on the I-10 Express Lanes Improvement Project.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from eight office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. With more than a century of service, 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.