Moein El-Aarag joins HNTB in Seattle as bridge department manager

Experience includes project work for Washington Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, King County and Snohomish County.

BELLEVUE, Wash. (Dec. 13, 2019) – Moein El-Aarag, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as transportation structures department manager in the firm’s Bellevue office. El-Aarag brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of bridge design, management and construction in the Pacific Northwest.

“Moein comes to our structures department highly regarded and well-respected for his work in the region,” said Kevin Collins, PE, HNTB office leader and vice president. “He brings proven leadership, expertise and familiarity with the project needs of the clients in our area. We are thrilled to welcome Moein to HNTB and look forward to our continued successful delivery of projects and services to our clients.”

El-Aarag previously worked as associate project director for another consulting firm. His experience includes project work for Washington Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Transportation, King County and Snohomish County. His notable project work includes the Ballard Bridge Planning Study, WSDOT Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program and Lander Grade Separation.

In addition to the responsibilities of his new role at HNTB, El-Aarag will continue to provide design oversight for the Lander Street Bridge project for SDOT.

El-Aarag studied structural engineering, earning both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science at Washington State University. He is a state-certified bridge condition inspector.

HNTB established its Seattle office in 1960, but the firm traces its roots in the region back to 1912, when the Columbia River Interstate Bridge between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, opened. The bridge was designed by John Lyle Harrington, a partner in HNTB’s predecessor firm, Waddell & Harrington. HNTB has grown to employ nearly 250 professionals in the region who help play a role in planning and delivering high-profile transportation infrastructure projects across the state and around the country.

HNTB’s many signature infrastructure projects in the region include SR 99 Alaskan Way Tunnel; Mercer Corridor improvements in Seattle; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport third runway; second Tacoma Narrows bridge; Sound Transit University Link Light Rail Extension, Lynnwood Link Extension, West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions and East Link Extension; Washington State Department of Transportation General Engineering Consultant Services for I-405 and SR 509; South Park Bascule Bridge Replacement in Seattle; Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel; historic work on I-5 dating back to the 1960s; and Tilikum Crossing bridge in Portland.

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and nearly 60 years in Seattle, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from its office in Bellevue, currently employing approximately 250 full-time professionals in the region. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit, or follow HNTB on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.