Wade Benton, PE, has returned to HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and associate vice president, and will be based in the firm’s Austin office.
His work will focus on HNTB’s general engineering consultant contract for the Hays County Road Bond Program, officials said.
Benton brings nearly two and a half decades of experience delivering large municipal transportation and other infrastructure projects in Texas.
Throughout his career, Benton has served on projects for Capital Metro in Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation, Bexar County, VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio and other regional clients.
“Wade has proven capabilities in project and quality management, planning, design and procurement services for complex municipal and transportation projects,” said Michelle Dippel, HNTB’s Central and South Texas office leader and vice president. “His extensive experience in the region is a valuable resource as HNTB collaborates with Hays County and its partner, the Texas Department of Transportation.”
Benton previously worked at HNTB from 2006–2016, most recently serving as department manager.
During this tenure, he served on a wide range of complex projects in Texas, including the I-35 General Engineering Consultant contract for TxDOT in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties; Galm Road widening and reconstruction in Bexar County; VIA Metropolitan Transit’s U.S. 281 Stone Oak Park & Ride facility; and Jones Maltsberger Road corridor in San Antonio.
Benton is a board member of the Texas chapter of the American Public Works Association, and served as chapter president in 2017. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.
In Texas, HNTB currently is working on, or has been involved with, significant infrastructure projects, including serving as both general planning consultant and general engineering consultant for Capital Metro in Austin, planning consultant for TxDOT Transportation Planning and Programming Division and more.