James (Jim) Girouard has been appointed maritime manager for Southern California at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In his new position, Mr. Girouard will be responsible for business development, client relations and management of maritime consulting, planning, design and construction projects.

Mr. Girouard has more than 25 years of experience serving the maritime industry both nationally and internationally, including work at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. His areas of expertise include planning, design, program management and environmental permitting of container terminals, intermodal rail yards, terminal gate facilities, wharf/bridge structures, terminal buildings, utilities and road/rail infrastructure. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he held senior project and program management positions with several other major international engineering firms.

A licensed professional engineer in California and North Carolina, Mr. Girouard received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a member of the American Association of Port Authorities, American Society of Civil Engineers and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way 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. 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-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.