John Hong joins HNTB as construction project director in Los Angeles

Former Caltrans leader brings more than three decades of construction and project management experience

LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2024) – John Hong, PE, has joined HNTB Corporation as construction project director. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office and supports regional projects, including California High-Speed Rail’s Construction Package 4.

“John combines strong leadership and construction management skills with expert collaboration with agency partners,” said Kenneth Oh, PE, HNTB Los Angeles construction services lead and associate vice president. “He is a key leader on high-profile infrastructure improvement projects and has been recognized for his award-winning work.”

HNTB's John Hong

HNTB’s John Hong

Hong has more than 30 years of experience in construction management. He has spent much of his career with the California Department of Transportation, most recently as senior construction engineer. In addition to his PM/CM leadership on job sites, Hong served as an instructor for Caltrans, teaching construction procedures and standards.

“John brings a wealth of experience, dedication and expertise to our team,” said Yoga Chandran, PhD, PE, GE, HNTB Los Angeles office leader and senior vice president. “He has a track record of innovation, excellence and outstanding service that will benefit our clients.”

Hong received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University – Pomona. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California. His previous honors include Caltrans Superior Accomplishment, Caltrans Success-in-Motion, Project of the Year award and Resident Engineer of the Year.