Jugesh Kapur joins HNTB as bridge and structures department manager

Industry veteran and former WSDOT engineer with four decades of experience in bridge and design construction

BELLEVUE, Wash. (May 22, 2023) – Jugesh Kapur, PE, SE, joined HNTB Corporation in Bellevue as a bridge and structures department manager, bringing nearly four decades of experience driving strategic direction and leadership in project management, bridge design and construction. He holds licenses as a professional and structural engineer in multiple states, including California, Oregon, Idaho and Washington, allowing him to provide valuable insights and support across HNTB locations.

“We’re thrilled to have Jugesh join HNTB,” said Kris Agers, office leader for the region. “The combination of his dedication to designing and building amazing structures and his exceptional leadership skills will prove instrumental in delivering outstanding results on critical infrastructure projects for our clients.”

Prior to joining HNTB, Kapur was with the Washington State Department of Transportation for 22 years and held several positions, including state bridge engineer, state bridge design engineer, design unit manager and senior structural engineer. He designed and managed a wide range of bridge projects across the state, including the Hood Canal Floating Bridge, State Route 16 Nalley Valley, SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct and the seismic retrofit of many bridges along I-5 and I-405.

Throughout his career, Kapur has worked closely with influential industry organizations and government agencies, including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Federal Highway Administration and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. For these organizations, he has served in various capacities, including committee chair, vice chair and committee member, with the primary goal of advancing critical bridge design elements to ensure safety, structural integrity and durability.

Notably, his expertise in bridge design has earned him a well-deserved reputation as a sought-after speaker. He has given presentations about the WSDOT’s bridge seismic retrofit program at events in Japan, China, Taiwan and others.

Kapur earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Washington, where he was an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.