Darold Woodward joins HNTB in Washington to lead expanding electrical engineering group
Broad-spectrum expert brings extensive experience with the National Electric Code as well as state and local electrical codes
BELLEVUE, Wash. (Aug.19, 2019) – Darold Woodward, PE, has joined HNTB Corporation as electrical department manager. Based in the firm’s Bellevue office, Woodward’s primary duties include coordinating project priorities and staffing assignments to ensure clients receive the best design capabilities. He is responsible for technical coaching and mentoring, as well as meeting clients’ electrical consulting needs on the region’s most complex infrastructure projects.
Woodward, a licensed professional engineer in the state of Washington, has more than 25 years of electrical engineering experience, including work in control and electrical system design for transportation, water, wastewater and energy facilities. He brings significant skills in managing complex projects, leading electrical technical teams, and directing detailed design and analysis of electrical and control systems.
“Darold’s technical and team leadership excellence is well known to our largest clients. His honest, open and collaborative approach to his work make him an outstanding choice to lead our electrical engineering practice in serving our clients in the Puget Sound region and beyond,” said Kevin Collins, PE, HNTB office leader and vice president.
Prior to joining HNTB, Woodward was a senior electrical engineer for another consulting firm. In that role, he was responsible for all phases of project design, analysis and construction support.
Woodward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University. He has extensive experience with the National Electric Code as well as Washington (WAC 296-46B, WCEC) and local electrical codes.
He has participated in numerous industry professional organizations, including presenting papers at the regional Water Environment Federation organization; Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association; Water Environment Training Center; Western Protective Relay Conference; and Western Power Delivery Automation Conference.
HNTB established its Seattle office in 1960, but the firm traces its roots in the region back to 1912, when the Columbia River Interstate Bridge between Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., opened. The bridge was designed by John Lyle Harrington, a partner in HNTB’s predecessor firm, Waddell & Harrington. HNTB has grown to employ more than 200 professionals in the region who help play a role in planning and delivering high-profile transportation infrastructure projects across the state and around the country.
HNTB’s many signature infrastructure projects in the region include SR 99 Alaskan Way Tunnel; Mercer Corridor improvements in Seattle; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport third runway; second Tacoma Narrows bridge; Sound Transit University Link Light Rail Extension, Lynnwood Link Extension, West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions and East Link Extension; Washington State Department of Transportation General Engineering Consultant Services for I-405 and SR 509; South Park Bascule Bridge Replacement in Seattle; Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel; historic work on I-5 dating back to the 1960s; and Tilikum Crossing bridge in Portland.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and nearly 60 years in Seattle, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from its office in Bellevue, currently employing approximately 250 full-time professionals in the region. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
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