Kristi Shinall joins HNTB as project manager in Salt Lake City

Program management expert brings more than two decades of experience working with clients throughout Utah, including UTA

SALT LAKE CITY (May 17, 2022) – Kristi Shinall has joined HNTB as an engineering project manager in Salt Lake City. Shinall brings over two decades of experience to her new role.

“Kristi is a valuable addition to HNTB and we are excited to add her high level of project and program management expertise to our Salt Lake City team,” said Dominic Spaethling, HNTB Salt Lake City office leader. “Throughout her career, Kristi has demonstrated a strong track record as a program manager and played a key role in a number of significant infrastructure projects. Her wealth of industry knowledge will undoubtedly benefit our clients throughout the Salt Lake City community.”

As a project manager, Shinall will lead and participate in client contract scoping and oversee fee quotation for technical proposals and contracts. Additionally, she will serve as the primary client liaison and manage the project team. She will manage a wide range of project tasks, including analysis, specification, production, reports and design.

Prior to joining HNTB, Shinall spent over 15 years combined with two leading engineering professional services firms, serving in a variety of engineering roles as a civil engineer, managing programs, implementing and coordinating projects, and handling technical design. Most recently, Shinall served as a program manager with a civil engineering company, where she managed 26 stakeholders with a total of 94 projects delivered via one program.

Among her notable projects as a program manager, Shinall worked with Utah Transit Authority to implement its $20 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program. Shinall served as 3D modeling lead for a $600 million urban freeway project involving approximately 30 miles of reversible managed toll lanes along I-75 and I-575 in metropolitan Atlanta. She also was the dry utility lead for a part of the $1 billion design-build project for the 800-mile California High-Speed Rail.

Shinall received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colorado, and her Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.