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James W. Hess

Jim Hess




  • BSCE, WVU, 1966

Jim Hess was born and raised in Fairmont, WV. He graduated with a BSCE from WVU in 1966.

Jim enjoyed a forty-year career in the Consulting Engineering Industry. He held increasingly responsible positions over the years leading to regional management roles where he was responsible for as many as 450 employees. His primary interest and passion was in the transportation field. He was fortunate to be able to work for two firms that were considered to among the best in the business, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, and HDR Engineering.

During his career, Jim had the privilege of being involved in some of the most technically challenging, high profile projects being undertaken in the country. He is a registered PE in five states and a member of several professional societies including ASCE, ACEC, and SAME.