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Sukow Named Southwest Construction Services Lead at WSP USA

Parul Dubey on June 24, 2020 - in News, People

Former Caltrans engineer brings nearly three decades of experience to new construction services leadership role covering Southern California and Nevada.


ORANGE, CALIFORNIA (June 24, 2020) — Derich Sukow has been named as vice president and construction services lead for the Southwest district at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.

Sukow brings over 27 years of construction management, project management and design experience on transportation infrastructure and public works projects, including over eight years with Caltrans.

In his new position, with his extensive construction management experience and leadership, Derich will lead major pursuits and help drive growth and performance for Southern California and Nevada. He will collaborate with clients, consultants and stakeholders throughout the entire life cycle of a project to develop solutions that address their specific needs.

“Derich is a key hire, adding to our talented team of professionals, and will help us grow our project management and construction management business in the region,” said Allan Tanjuaquio, West region construction services manager and WSP senior vice president. “He currently resides in Orange County, where he gained his nearly three decades of engineering and construction experience and earned the trust of multiple clients in the area.”

Prior to joining WSP, Sukow was the Southern California vice president for the construction engineering and inspection group of an international engineering firm, where he was responsible for the construction management and inspection of several large-sized award-winning roadway and bridge projects. He also served in leadership roles pursuing and overseeing projects in various markets including highway, rail, ports, and aviation projects.

Sukow was project manager and principal in charge for numerous major projects throughout California including the I-405/I-605 West County Connectors, I-5 Gateway Project, SR-91 Design-Build Improvements, I-405 Design-Build Improvements and LAWA on-call construction management contracts. In addition, he has been the consultant contract manager for Caltrans on-call contracts in District 4, 7, 8 and 12.

He is a licensed civil engineer in California and was a graduate of the University of Miami with bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and architectural engineering.



WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

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