Catherine Owens joins HNTB in Atlanta as senior project manager – planning

Prior experience on major Atlanta program equips Owens to serve as key leader on planning and civil engineering projects for clients throughout region

ATLANTA (March 18, 2019) – Catherine Owens, PE, LEED ® AP, has joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager – planning, based in the firm’s growing Atlanta office. Owens has 16 years of experience, with significant background on large infrastructure projects, including a key role on the Atlanta Beltline Program.

Owens will manage multiple large-scale urban design and planning projects, including serving as the primary point of contact for HNTB on projects, coordinating work efforts for project teams, and schedule and budget management.

“Catherine has the skills and relationships to be a key leader for urban planning and civil engineering projects that improve quality of life for the citizens of Atlanta,” said Carrie Rocha, PE, HNTB Atlanta office leader and vice president. “Her practical experience on the Atlanta Beltline and other projects equip her to deliver solutions on a variety of complex projects for our clients.”

Prior to joining HNTB, Owens served as interim director of program management and principal engineer for the Atlanta Beltline program, an initiative focused on providing affordable housing and improving infrastructure along a 22-mile rail corridor. In that role, she strategized with leaders to determine the most effective ways to implement projects based on funding and provided project management and engineering support to capital projects.

Owens earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is involved in multiple community and industry organizations, including serving as a steering committee member and leader of the Transportation Subcommittee for the Georgia Environmental Conference, a member of the Institute of Georgia Environmental Leadership Class of 2018, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and others.

HNTB’s work in the region during the past five decades includes more than 30 major highway improvement projects for the Georgia Department of Transportation, with roles as program manager of both I-75 South Metro Express Lanes and Northwest Corridor Express Lanes projects, Atlanta Streetcar system, and many more. The firm provides general planning consultation for Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority, and on-call transit planning and engineering for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.