Robert Kennah joins HNTB in Houston as project director

Significant project experience nationwide helps advance complex transit projects and programs in greater Houston

HOUSTON (March 26, 2019) – Robert Kennah, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as project director, based in the firm’s Houston office. Kennah has more than 23 years of engineering and project management experience and has served in leadership roles on high-profile transit projects throughout the nation.

Kennah is responsible for managing and delivering major projects, nurturing client relationships and working to expand HNTB’s services to its regional transit clients.

“Robert has a strong background in delivering complex transit projects throughout the country through multiple delivery methods,” said Mike Voinis, PE, HNTB Houston office leader and vice president. “He has a clear passion for transit and all it can offer to a robust transportation system.”

Prior to joining HNTB, Kennah served as principal project manager for another consulting firm. Throughout his career, he has worked on transit projects across the U.S., including light rail, automated people movers, and terminal and station modeling.

Kennah earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming. He is involved in numerous industry associations, including American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Transportation Association, streetcar coalitions and more. He is a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2018.

HNTB’s many signature transit projects in Texas and throughout the nation include design for Houston METRO’s Northwest Transit Center, serving as final designer and program manager for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Blue Line Light Rail extension to serve South Oak Cliff, construction manager for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s Blue Line Extension, coordinating with multiple stakeholders to communicate a vision for the Atlanta streetcar system, leading design and providing construction oversight assistance on the Wilson Station Reconstruction project in Chicago, and many others.