Thomas Gibson has been named the Western regional manager of the transit and rail practice in the Sacramento office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In his new position, Mr. Gibson, a vice president, will be responsible for technical and operational management, project delivery, staff acquisition and growth of the firm’s transit and rail business.

Mr. Gibson has 37 years of experience in rail systems projects throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the implementation of systems and track work for a major light rail transit extension in St. Louis, procurement and manufacturing of light rail vehicles under a contract for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and implementation of systems for the Seoul, Korea subway lines 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. In addition, he was responsible for management and oversight of general engineering consultant services for the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Administration’s five-year track and systems project.

His expertise includes the integration of large, complex rail programs that include track work, traction power and power distribution systems (overhead contact systems and third rail), communication, signaling, centralized train control and vehicle systems projects.

Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mr. Gibson was the national leader for rail systems for a large A&E consulting company.

Mr. Gibson earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Penn State University. He is a member of the American Public Transportation Association.

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. In May 2017, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will rebrand as WSP.

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 36,700 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 | 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.