Industry veteran brings three decades of engineering expertise and leadership to new role managing transportation project delivery and risk management across the U.S.

Mark ThompsonHERNDON, VIRGINIA — Mark Thompson has been named director of project delivery and risk management for transportation and infrastructure at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.

Thompson brings more than 35 years of civil engineering experience to his new role, where he will oversee project operations and management activities, manage risk associated with project portfolios, and coordinate regional operations managers to facilitate sharing of best practices and ensure local project operations activities are fulfilled.

Prior to his promotion, Thompson served as Mid-Atlantic region operations manager for WSP. He has been with the firm for more than 20 years, serving as a project manager, Southeast region operations manager and as the Herndon, Virginia area manager.

“Mark is an exceptional leader who understands his clients’ goals and financial concerns, and elevates the performance of his colleagues and co-workers,” said Sam Knaster, WSP Mid-Atlantic regional business manager. “Under his leadership, WSP’s Mid-Atlantic region has exceeded its financial and business expectations. I am looking forward to collaborating with Mark as he expands his successful record to the management of transportation projects across the U.S.”

Before joining WSP, Thompson served as a city traffic engineer for Bloomington, Minnesota, where he managed traffic related construction activities associated with the Mall of America. He has also designed traffic controls systems for Northern Virginia, the State of Maryland and station planning for the Washington D.C. Metro’s Silver Line.

Thompson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, the Dulles Area Transportation Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, ITS America and served on the ECLC Board of the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance.

About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

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