Pamela Townsend has been appointed a senior vice president and Southeast region business manager for the transportation and infrastructure sector at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In her new position, Ms. Townsend will be responsible for strategic business development, client service delivery and financial performance for the firm’s Southeast region. She will be based in the Raleigh office.

Ms. Townsend has over 30 years of diversified leadership experience, including program and project management experience with federal, state and local governments, as well as commercial and industrial clients throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, she was a senior vice president of a large consulting engineering firm with strategic planning and growth responsibilities for all market sectors in the Southeast. She also held several positions over 24 years with an international consulting organization, including senior vice president and southern states district general manager.

A licensed professional engineer in several states, Ms. Townsend earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. She is the current chair of the joint American Council of Engineering Companies/PENC political action committee. She also serves on the North Carolina State University College of Engineering Foundation Board. Townsend has served the State of North Carolina in many ways, including appointment to the Joint Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission to Study the State’s Building and Infrastructure Needs.

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 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, 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 | 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.