William Knapp, P.E., a veteran civil engineering leader, has joined STV as vice president and design-build director in the firm’s Western Region. He will be based in STV’s Oakland office and manage design-build efforts in the western half of the United States for the firm’s Transportation & Infrastructure Division.
“With more of our clients choosing design-build contracts to procure and deliver projects, the addition of Bill helps to expand our capabilities and capacities in this arena,” said Chuck Kohler, P.E. STV chief operating officer. “I am highly confident in his abilities to collaborate with our existing leadership team and further augment STV’s presence on the West Coast.”
Knapp has a more than 30-year track record in the successful planning, design and construction of various significant transportation projects that were procured using design-build contracts, as well as other project delivery methods. Prior to joining STV, he led the growth and delivery of complex, multi-billion dollar design-build initiatives for a large multi-national engineering firm. These include rail, highway, transit, maritime, tunnels and aviation infrastructure projects such as the Westside Subway Extension (Purple Line) in Los Angeles, and the Boulder City Bypass interstate program in Boulder City, NV.
Knapp received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University and is an active member of a number of industry organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies, California Transportation Foundation, and the Design-Build Institute of America.