HNTB Hires Khalil Saba as New Inland Empire Office Leader

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Former deputy director for Caltrans will lead HNTB’s operation in Ontario to better serve regional clients

Khalil Saba joined HNTB Corporation as Inland Empire office leader.

Khalil’s extensive transportation background, and strong leadership and team building skills are an excellent fit with our ongoing expansion plans in Southern California

Khalil Saba joined HNTB Corporation as Inland Empire office leader, where he will be leading the continued growth of the firm’s operations to better serve regional transportation clients, including the California Department of Transportation – District 8, San Bernardino Associated Governments, Riverside County Transportation Commission, the City of Ontario, and other cities and agencies in the Inland Empire.

“Khalil’s extensive transportation background, and strong leadership and team building skills are an excellent fit with our ongoing expansion plans in Southern California,” said Art Hadnett, HNTB West Division president. “Khalil strengthens our presence in the Inland Empire and will provide his unique understanding of transportation solutions to assist those communities implement a diverse array of mobility options reducing congestion and improving air quality.”

Saba brings more than 37 years of transportation industry experience in civil engineering and program and project management in the western United States and Canada. His expertise encompasses road and highway development, where he has a proven track record of success managing and completing complex infrastructure projects.    

Prior to joining HNTB, Saba served another consulting firm as senior vice president and sector manager focusing on business development, customer service and internal operations. He was responsible for overseeing 17 area managers and 400 employees. In addition, Saba spent 13 years serving Caltrans and the State of California. As the deputy director for Caltrans District 8, he oversaw the delivery of the District’s capital program and worked closely with SANBAG, RCTC and local government agencies to help them deliver transportation projects.

His public transportation project management experience includes the $4.5 billion SANBAG Program, Interstate 215 Bi-County HOV Project, San Bernardino/Riverside, California; Interstate 215 Barton Road Interchange, Grand Terrace, California; Colton Crossing, Colton, California; and the SR91/SR71 Interchange Improvement Project in Corona, California, among many others.

Saba earned a Bachelor of Engineering, Specialty Civil Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut. He is a licensed professional engineer in California.

An active member in professional organizations at the national and state level, Saba’s accomplishments include a certificate of appreciation from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Value Engineering Task Force and the Caltrans Quality Team Award for the Statewide Project Management Improvement Team, California Department of Transportation.

HNTB is a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., with roots to the West since beginning work on Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation, and has since been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs.

HNTB’s many signature infrastructure projects in the West Division include: San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, Interstate 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements project, Seattle’s Sound Transit University Link light-rail and tunnel project, the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion for Los Angeles World Airports, and the “Green Build” expansion at San Diego International Airport.

Currently, HNTB is working with the City of Los Angeles to deliver final design and construction support services for the Sixth Street Viaduct over the Los Angeles River between downtown and Boyle Heights. Additionally, the firm is providing design and engineering services for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project on behalf of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

About HNTB
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. HNTB’s work in California dates back to its founding in 1914. Today, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in California from eight office locations, currently employing more than 350 full-time professionals. With more than a century of service, 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 http://www.hntb.com.

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