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HDR Hires Two New Transportation Principal Program Managers

Parul Dubey on August 31, 2021 - in News, People

Tracy Johnson, Scott Jarvis Bring Decades of Transportation Leadership Experience

Bolstering its roster of experienced transportation program managers, HDR recently hired two new principal program managers to help oversee our clients’ complex and high-profile programs. Tracy Johnson, P.E., and Scott Jarvis, P.E., are based in California, but will contribute to projects across the globe. Both bring decades of experience.

“Today’s complex transportation programs require leaders who are flexible, trusted team builders, grounded in technical excellence,” said Erin Slayton, HDR’s transportation program management director. “Tracy and Scott both come to HDR with a wealth of valuable experience and a solutions-oriented mindset that will immediately benefit our clients and improve their projects.”

Johnson came to HDR from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, where she was the chief design and construction officer responsible for the $3.5 billion Core Capacity Program to increase throughput through the Transbay Tube from 23 to 30 trains per hour. Prior to that, she served as BART’s seismic engineering manager for the Earthquake Safety Program, which seismically retrofitted 77 miles of the original BART system. Before joining BART, she worked as an engineering project manager for firms in Oakland and Chicago.

“In my transit agency work prior to joining HDR, I experienced firsthand the benefits of having capable and dedicated consultant staff to share the responsibility of project delivery,” Johnson said. “I have seen the difference that having the right people for the job can make and I look forward to providing this type of support to agencies as part of the HDR team.”

Jarvis joins HDR with more than 34 years of experience, including most recently as chief engineer and director of program management with the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Before the authority, he spent 26 years at the California Department of Transportation, including serving as Caltrans’ Assistant Chief of Construction. At HDR, he will support program management and construction management efforts throughout California and beyond.

“Much of the transportation infrastructure was constructed decades ago and is in need of both rebuilding and capacity increases, so this is a great time to be involved in project delivery,” Jarvis said. “Improving transportation infrastructure can have such a great benefit in the quality of people’s lives and I look forward to working as a part of integrated teams to help clients reach their transportation goals.”

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