Derich Sukow has been named Vice President and Construction Services Lead for the Southwest district at WSP USA.
Sukow brings more than 27 years of construction management, project management and design experience on transportation infrastructure and public works projects, including eight-plus years with Caltrans.
In his new position, Sukow 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 lifecycle of a project to develop solutions that address their specific needs.
Prior to joining WSP, Sukow was the Southern California Vice President for the construction engineering and inspection group of engineering firm TRC Companies, where he was responsible for the construction management and inspection of several large 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’s a licensed civil engineer in California and is a graduate of the University of Miami with Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering.
“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.”