URS announces new senior vice presidents

April 05, 2011 |

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – URS Corporation has named Bob Holt, Senior Vice President and National Director, Program and Construction Management, and Jack Waldron, PE, Senior Vice President and National Director, Transportation Design-Build Projects.

Mr. Holt is responsible for leading URS’ program and construction management practice across all business lines, including facilities, water/wastewater, air transportation, federal, rail transportation and surface transportation. He is based in Washington, DC.

 Mr. Holt previously served as Vice President of Program and Construction Management at Jacobs Engineering where he structured and led the program and construction management business in various markets, including facilities, federal, environmental and certain process and industrial business segments. His background includes leadership in delivering major projects on behalf of the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the General Services Administration, as well as education, healthcare, corrections and state and local infrastructure and transportation clients.

Mr. Holt holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors and is currently a member of its Foundation Board.

“Program and construction management is a critical and integral component of our service offerings and a key element of our long-term growth strategy,” said Dr. Martin Tanzer, URS Executive Vice President. “Bob Holt’s industry leadership in the execution and management of multi-billion dollar capital investments using program and construction management will strengthen URS’ position as a dominant provider of these services in our markets.”

Mr. Waldron is responsible for leading URS’ transportation design-build practice for all modes, including highways, bridges, rail transit, freight railroads, airports and marine ports. He is based in Santa Ana, California.

Previously a URS Vice President, Mr. Waldron has served as the firm’s Vice President of Design-Build for the West Group since 2006. He has held key assignments on some of URS’ largest transportation planning and design projects, including the $6 billion I-710 reconstruction in Los Angeles, the $5.5 billion San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge replacement project, the master plan and environmental document program management at Los Angeles International Airport, and the $1.2 billion Los Angeles to Long Beach light rail transit project.

Mr. Waldron began his career with URS in 1986 and served as the California Transportation Division Manager until 2001. He was the Chief Operating Officer at T.Y. Lin for five years before rejoining URS.

Mr. Waldron holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State University.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“Both public and private sector owners of transportation facilities are increasingly relying on design-build contracting as a means of efficiently executing capital projects,” said Albert Bast, PE, URS’ Senior Vice President for Surface Transportation.  “Jack Waldron’s experience in the execution and management of multi-billion dollar projects using the design-build contract delivery system will position URS as the preferred designer to the firm’s construction industry partners.”

URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation has approximately 47,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 40 countries.

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