HOUSTON, TX— James Caughorn has been named a senior project manager at WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
In his new position, Mr. Caughorn will manage transportation projects in collaboration with related design disciplines, and will participate in strategic planning to strengthen the firm’s presence in key markets.
Mr. Caughorn has nearly two decades of experience in design and project management on civil engineering projects, with particular expertise in toll roads and urban and rural roadway design including geometrics, hydraulics, retaining walls, storm water pollution prevention plans, traffic control and right-of-way mapping. He has served as project manager or project engineer on roadway improvement projects for the Texas Department of Transportation, the Harris County Toll Road Authority, the City of Houston, the Fort Bend County Department of Engineering, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, and the Missouri Department of Transportation.
A licensed professional engineer in Texas, Mr. Caughorn earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. He is affiliated with several industry organizations, including the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is an active supporter of local Little League baseball, and participates regularly in church-sponsored community-involvement activities.
WSP serves federal, state, and local agencies, non-governmental organizations and major private entities throughout Texas, and is currently active on projects such as the Texas Bullet Train and the Dallas Horseshoe. Other recent projects include the DFW Connector; Katy Freeway; the I-345 Bridge Replacement; the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road Extension B; the Bergstrom Expressway, and the San Antonio Comprehensive Plan. The firm’s history in Texas dates to 1886, when William Barclay Parsons served as chief engineer of the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad. The firm designed the Baytown Tunnel under the Houston Ship Channel in the early 1950s, and has maintained a continuous presence in Texas since the 1960s, when it designed the Pelican Island Causeway linking the city of Galveston and Galveston Island.
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