HNTB’s Dan Parker-King Awarded 2019 ENR California Top Young Professional

ENR’s annual program recognizes up-and-coming leaders in architecture, construction and engineering

OAKLAND, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019) – Dan Parker-King, PE, LEED AP, Northern California civil department manager and project engineer for HNTB Corporation in Oakland, has been named a 2019 Top Young Professional by leading industry publication ENR California.

Parker-King is one of 20 recipients from California who will be considered for Engineering News-Record’s national 20 Under 40 program in 2019.

The award recognizes Parker-King as a leader and mentor to his fellow engineers, technicians and managers as they worked on transportation projects affecting millions of travelers throughout Northern California. 

 “As a company, we focus on attracting and retaining the strongest talent throughout the transportation industry,” said Darlene K. Gee, PE, HNTB Northern California office leader and vice president. “Dan has demonstrated tremendous leadership in the near decade he’s been with the firm, working point on key projects with great significance throughout the region and country.”

His work on the elevated terminal train station in San Bruno over three roadway intersections to improve pedestrian safety embodies the importance of his work in bringing the number of vehicle fatalities in that area to zero since the station improvement. Outside the office, he has devoted time to Engineers Without Borders. Through basic infrastructure projects, Parker-King and EWB provided communities in Western Kenya with access to clean drinking water, helping eliminate waterborne infection cases of cholera in the village. 

“I was originally drawn to civil engineering because of the opportunity to improve cities through work in transportation,” said Parker-King. “The recognition is an affirmation we’ve been successful in our efforts to change how people live for the better.”

Parker-King joined HNTB in 2009 after he began his career designing drainage, utilities and site plans for housing developments, fire stations, campgrounds and hiking trails in California’s Central Coast. As the Northern California civil department manager and project engineer for HNTB, he promotes training and community involvement throughout a department of 35 engineers and technicians. He has worked as manager for six transportation projects in the Bay Area since 2015 and last year, he helped the firm win a $24 million contract to support Caltrain efforts in modernizing control systems and track electrification. 

Parker-King’s selection is the fourth time an HNTB employee has been recognized by ENR as a Top Young Professional since 2015. 

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and California, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from eight office locations in the state that employ approximately 320 full-time California professionals. 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

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