LJ Dickens Joins HNTB’s Kansas City Office as Project Manager – Engineering
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – LJ Dickens, PE, rejoined HNTB Corporation as project manager – engineering, based in the firm’s Kansas City regional office. Dickens is responsible for developing bridge inspection solutions and strategies for bridge projects throughout the region.
Dickens specializes in bridge inspections, design, load rating and construction observation. His experience includes leadership on routine, in-depth and fracture-critical inspections for highway and rail bridges nationwide, including many major river crossings.
“LJ is a leader who constantly seeks innovative methods to improve bridge inspections and related reports to reduce costs for transportation agencies,” said Tirzah Gregory, PE, HNTB Kansas City Metro bridge group director and associate vice president. “His extensive inspection experience positions him as a valuable resource to our clients who are working hard to maintain the health of bridges in their systems.”
Prior to rejoining HNTB, Dickens served as a group manager and project manager for another consulting firm, responsible for project management and delivery oversight for bridge inspections, and business development. In his original employment at HNTB, Dickens was a project engineer, working on both the design of new bridges and inspections of existing bridges.
Dickens earned a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Kansas State University.
HNTB’s many signature bridge inspection projects in the region include I-74 suspension bridge in Bettendorf, Iowa; U.S. 61 tied arch bridge in Dubuque, Iowa; Iowa 92 high truss bridge in Muscatine, Iowa; U.S. 34 cable-stayed bridge in Burlington, Iowa; Lewis and Clark Viaduct in Kansas City, Kansas/Kansas City, Missouri; I-680 truss bridge in Omaha, Nebraska; and U.S. 375 truss in Omaha.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, 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.