Michael Harris-Gifford has been named a senior principal technical specialist in the Orange, California office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In his new position, Mr. Harris-Gifford will manage and develop systems design for rail and transit projects.

Mr. Harris-Gifford has more than 30 years of professional experience in the power distribution and rail transportation industries, focusing on design-build projects. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was executive officer, rail operations for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He was responsible for overseeing all systems design and construction for the agency’s Crenshaw/LAX Line, Regional Connector Line, Purple Line Extension, and Exposition Line.

Mr. Harris-Gifford received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.