Civil engineer brings infrastructure project management experience in Southern California
LOS ANGELES – (Aug. 31, 2020) – Brandon Kluzniak, PE, was named project manager II for HNTB Corporation. He is based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office and focuses on managing geotechnical field work and design delivery for the firm’s current work on the XpressWest project in Southern California, which includes over 130 miles of new high-speed passenger rail.
“Brandon is recognized for his wide range of engineering project management experience on many complex transportation projects in California,” said Wayne Feuerborn, HNTB West Division president and senior vice president. “His extensive background in civil, structural and geotechnical engineering is a valuable asset in delivering timely and efficient infrastructure solutions to our clients.”
Kluzniak’s public sector experience includes geotechnical design roles on several transportation mega-projects: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor in Los Angeles, the new Gerald Desmond Bridge at the Port of Long Beach and high-speed rail from Fresno to Bakersfield.
For nearly five years, he was responsible for managing the design and construction delivery of civil infrastructure for Virgin Hyperloop’s test facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada. He has extensive experience with governmental agencies acquiring permits and negotiating contracts.
Kluzniak holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in geo-engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of California and Nevada.
HNTB is a leader in supporting clients with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit and rail programs, including the Bay Area Rapid Transit Second Crossing and BART on-call planning and engineering; LA Metro Sepulveda Pass Alternative Assessment and LA Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor; Dallas Area Rapid Transit South Oak Cliff extension; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s BART Silicon Valley Phase II; Sound Transit’s West Seattle-Ballard Link Extension; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority GPC and engineering on-call contracts; Chicago Transit Authority’s Wilson Station; and Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Extension in North Carolina.