In his new position, Mr. Johnson, a vice president, is responsible for managing operations, establishing strong client relationships and maintaining a focus on business development and marketing for new and existing clients in the Detroit area and statewide. Some of the firm’s projects in the area include design of the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit, construction management for the Detroit Windsor Tunnel ceiling slab replacement, owner’s representative for the 18-mile reconstruction of Interstate 75, on-call consultant for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) connected vehicle program, designer of the seven-mile rebuild of Interstate 96 known as the 96fix project, and owner’s engineer for the Detroit streetlights project.
Mr. Johnson has extensive experience as a senior manager and executive in the transportation industry. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration, responsible for setting strategic direction for the agency, building a high-performing team, and modernizing practices. From 1997 to 2015, he held a variety of senior positions with the MDOT, most recently serving as deputy director/chief engineer/chief operations officer, responsible for design, construction, materials and technology, maintenance, and operations.
A licensed professional engineer in Michigan and Maryland, Mr. Johnson received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and a master of public administration degree from Western Michigan University. His professional affiliations include Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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-pb.com/usa WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States.