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Jeffrey Keirn Joins HNTB as Principal Engineer in Chicago

Parul Dubey on February 21, 2019 - in News, People
CHICAGO – HNTB Corporation is proud to welcome Jeffrey Keirn, PE, to its Chicago office as principal engineer. Keirn brings more than 32 years of statewide experience planning, designing, building and maintaining Illinois’ network of highways, roads and bridges. His decades of service to the Illinois Department of Transportation; leadership of critical projects, such as the I-270 bridge over the Chain of Rocks Canal; and relationships built across the industry will help HNTB clients and colleagues excel as they collaborate to solve mobility challenges.

Keirn provides technical engineering expertise to project teams and clients, offers guidance on complex engineering projects, resolves technical issues and provides independent technical reviews. He also supports senior-level management and mentors staff, in both the Chicago and Indianapolis offices.

“We’re thrilled to have Jeff join our team,” said Mark Becherer, PE, Chicago office leader and vice president for HNTB. “His wealth of experience and knowledge will deliver immediate value to projects here and across the country.”

Keirn joined IDOT in 1986 and held a variety of engineering and project management roles. Most recently, he served as Region 5 Engineer overseeing the administration, location, design and construction of state-controlled highway facilities across 27 counties. 

Keirn earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University and is a graduate of IDOT’s executive leadership development program. 

In Chicago, HNTB has involvement with some of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects, including program management for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s work on I-80 and I-90, and the I-55 public-private partnership; management of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program; and IDOT District 1 Land Acquisition on-site support. 

About HNTB
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 50 years in Illinois, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients, currently employing approximately 160 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.

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