Atkins’ Matt Lamb Wins Jim Ely Enterprise Executive Award from Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise - July 20, 2012
Orlando, FL — Outstanding customer service is the cornerstone of business success. That’s why Atkins, one of America’s top-ranked engineering and design consultancies, is pleased to announce that Matt Lamb, PE, and Atkins’ practice manager for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), has been awarded the FTE’s prestigious Jim Ely Enterprise Executive Award.
FTE, operating as a separate business unit of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), operates all FDOT-owned toll roads and bridges in the state of Florida—about 600 miles of limited-access roads and 80 percent of Florida’s toll facilities.
FTE awards the Jim Ely Enterprise Executive Award to individuals who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional leadership, and positive achievement in fulfilling the Turnpike’s mission—which is to help meet Florida’s growing transportation needs by ensuring value to travelers, protecting investors, and managing the Turnpike System in a businesslike manner. The award is named after James (Jim) L. Ely, DPA, who served as top executive of FTE from 1989 to 2010. Under Ely’s leadership, the Turnpike System grew from 321 to more than 460 centerline miles, and annual toll revenue collections grew from $99.5 million to more than $600 million.
Lamb, who has worked with FTE since 2009, was specifically acknowledged for the excellence in integrity, teamwork, and respect he has demonstrated in working with FTE. Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, FTE executive director and CEO, presented Lamb with the award during a meeting at the Orlando office of FTE. Lamb is only the second individual after the award’s namesake to receive this honor.
“Matt has consistently presented innovative concepts and demonstrated forward-thinking practices,” stated L. Dean Fox, Atkins’ North American CEO and President. “He perfectly represents Atkins with his exceptional level of service and innovative approach in dealing with the Turnpike’s day-to-day operations. We are very proud of Matt and are glad he is a part of our team.”
Lamb has been a part of Atkins North America for more than 17 years. In addition to his work with FTE, Lamb’s experience also includes managing several Interstate 4 projects for FDOT District Five, which encompasses the east/central Florida counties of Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. Lamb is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Florida Engineering Society (FES), and the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE).
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Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) is one of the world's leading engineering and design consultancies*, employing some 17,700 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe. It has the breadth and depth of expertise to plan, design, and enable some of the world's most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.
*It is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK (New Civil Engineer Consultants File 2011) and the 13th largest international design firm (Engineering News-Record 2011).
Recent projects include:
- Critical program management of storm protection works in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, providing expertise in coastal restoration, engineering, environmental and GIS support to rebuild defenses and protect habitats.
- Architectural and construction phase services for the new Tyndall Air Force Base Fitness Center, meeting LEED Platinum standards without impact to project cost.
- Equal partner in a joint venture that is providing full-service program/project management support for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, a $7.8-billion project encompassing ecological restoration, water storage, flood control, and recreation.
- Key transit projects – member of joint venture providing general engineering consultant team for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and project management oversight contractor for the Federal Transit Administration for major transit projects throughout the US.
- Lead firm on the Ascend, Joint Venture, LLC team, which is designing the $1.2-billion Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal roadway system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- Meeting stringent nutrient removal requirements for wastewater treatment plants in the Chesapeake Bay area through design of upgrades to Howard County, Maryland’s Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant, and design and construction of enhanced nutrient removal facilities at Anne Arundel County’s Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.
- Multi-year architecture-engineering construction management services for the US National Park Service, including projects such as rehabilitation of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Administrative Complex at California’s Death Valley to meet the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification standards.