Galloway joins Atkins as Director of Texas Water Practice - June 8, 2012
Austin, TX — Atkins, the industry-leading engineering and design consultancy, is pleased to announce the hiring of Richard W. Galloway, who has joined the company as a senior vice president in its water and environment (W&E) group. He is based in Atkins’ Austin office.
Galloway has 35 years of professional experience as a consultant and contractor to state and local governments, agencies, and private-sector clients. He also has significant experience pursuing large federal projects, including Department of Defense (DoD) and a broad spectrum of other federal clients.
According to Atkins W&E President Gary Erickson, Galloway is well known in the industry. “I have known Rick for more than 30 years,” Erickson said, “and I have followed his career with other premier engineering firms. He was instrumental in their success, and we look for him to elevate Atkins—not only in the Texas water market but on a national level as well.”
During his career, Galloway has managed the development of a broad range of environmental, water, facilities, infrastructure, and defense projects. In his new role as director of water-related business in Texas, he will be instrumental in developing strategies for Atkins’ W&E Group in the Lone Star State and across the country.
Galloway is a certified sustainability initiatives professional (CSIP) who holds a B.S. in agronomy from Mississippi State University and also attended the Air Force Institute of Technology’s graduate program in engineering/environmental management. His professional affiliations include memberships in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Association of the United States Army (AUSA), and American Engineering Association (AEA). He is a past national board member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and previously served as chair of SAME’s Design and Construction Committee.
Galloway can be reached in Atkins’ Austin office at 512.327.6840.
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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 National Park Service in the USA, 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.
Richard "Rick" Galloway
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