Del Walker joins HNTB as senior program manager in West region

Veteran engineering leader brings more than three decades of transportation industry experience, including CDOT and RTD leadership roles

DENVER (July 20, 2022) – Del Walker, PE, has joined HNTB as senior program manager and vice president in Denver. In this role, Walker will provide leadership and innovative solutions to transportation clients facing critical infrastructure improvement needs. Walker will work closely with clients throughout Colorado, California and the Western states to develop and deliver the region’s largest and most complex transportation projects.

“Del has a very diverse background leading large programs and projects as an owner, consultant and developer,” said David Downs, PE, HNTB program management/business development leader and senior vice president. “His 360-degree perspective will be valuable to our clients as he has successfully worked with innovative delivery models — including public-private partnerships, design-build and construction management-general contractor — leading project management/construction management teams in a variety of transportation markets including highway, toll, transit and aviation. He quickly will become a great asset in helping HNTB’s clients deliver key programs and projects.”

Walker comes to HNTB with 35 years of progressive experience in planning, procurement, design and construction of highway, toll and transit facilities. Most recently he provided leadership for a developer as chief technical manager on a large P3 project in Denver. Earlier in his career, Walker served as deputy assistant general manager, capital programs for Denver’s Regional Transportation District where he was responsible for implementation of the RTD FasTracks program. He also previously was director of staff branches for the Colorado Department of Transportation where he served on CDOT’s executive management team.

Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer.