New appointments at Parsons Brinckerhoff

Jong_Kenneth_Headshot (2)Kenneth Jong has been named San Francisco Area Manager at US-based global infrastructure and engineering consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff – one of two new appointments announced by the firm.

In his new position, Jong will be responsible for managing its operations in the Bay Area including client relations, project performance, staffing, business development and marketing.

He has been with Parsons Brinckerhoff for 25 years in a variety of management and project delivery positions.

Jong was Engineering Manager for the California High-Speed Train programme management team.

He previously served as San Diego Area Manager, as Design Director for the SR 125 Gap/Connector Toll Road project, and as Project Manager for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Seismic Safety project.

And he also spent several years in the UK on the West Coast Main Line project working to upgrade Britain’s busiest railway.  Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was employed by Caltrans.
 
Libberton_Sean_Headshot (2)The firm has also named Sean Libberton, an expert with two decades experience helping communities develop transit improvement projects, as a Principal Consultant.

In his new position Libberton will advise state and local governments on the application of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) guidelines regarding programme structure, investments, and performance measures for New Starts and Small Starts, asset management, and safety improvements.

He will be based in Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Washington DC office and joins it from his role directing the US Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Capital Project Initiatives.

There he provided technical assistance and guidance for a near $1billion portfolio of streetcar and bus projects funded under the US. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant programme and the FTA’s Urban Circulator programme.

He also represented USDOT on the White House Domestic Policy Council’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative in Detroit, Michigan.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 staff, and is part of the Balfour Beatty group.

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