HNTB Corp. announced it has added two new faces to its transit team, as Charles Beauvoir, P.E., S.E., joined as senior program manager and vice president, based in the firm’s Houston office, and industry veteran Jack Buckingham joined the transit and rail practice as vice president, program delivery, based in the firm’s District office.
Beauvoir brings more than 35 years of experience in the transit industry, working in the public and private sectors. Most recently, he served as an executive officer in the Project Management Division of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he oversaw design and construction of the $2 billion Crenshaw/LAX Corridor Light Rail Project and Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility.
In the new role, Beauvoir will be responsible for managing and delivering major projects, nurturing client relationships and working to expand HNTB’s services to its regional transit clients.
Prior to joining LA Metro, Beauvoir served AECOM for 29 years as a vice president, managing staff and projects for major public and private infrastructure clients. Beauvoir earned a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo.
“Charles has an impressive background delivering massive transit projects, and he brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, adaptability and creativity to HNTB,” said Mike Voinis, P.E., HNTB Houston office leader and vice president. “He has a clear passion for transit and the role it plays in a robust transportation network.”
Buckingham will oversee delivery of the full suite of transit and rail projects and programs HNTB is implementing in the Washington, D.C., metro area. With more than four decades of experience “overseeing planning, budgeting and delivery of some of the nation’s largest and most complex transit and rail projects, Buckingham is a valuable resource to HNTB’s clients and colleagues working to advance mobility in their communities.”
He has “earned a national reputation for leadership and innovation working on major programs.” Most recently, he managed the general engineering consulting program for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, providing guidance, quality engineering and construction management on all transportation projects undertaken by the agency’s $2.5 billion capital program. He also delivered solutions on Denver’s $2.2 billion Eagle P3 project and he served in various capacities at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority for nearly 20 years.
Buckingham earned computer science and management degrees from Rutgers University.
“Jack brings our clients and teams proven technical expertise, excellent industry contacts and a track record of success,” said Nick Antonucci, P.E., senior vice president and HNTB office leader for the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. “He plays a key role ensuring that our client’s most critical, complex and high-profile projects are delivered on-time, on-budget and to improve the mobility needs of those they serve.”