P3 pro Startin joins HNTB

The ex-CH2M consultant marks the latest infrastructure hire for HNTB in 2013.

US engineering and architecture firm HNTB Corporation continued to add employees to its infrastructure business, announcing yesterday the hiring of transportation public-private partnership (PPP; P3) expert Jonathan Startin.

Civil engineer Startin is a British national who for eight years advised public sector clients in America. Most recently, he helped the Texas Department of Transportation procure a design-build team for its Interstate 35 managed lanes project, HNTB said.

Startin also authored guidance manuals for the Virginia Department of Transportation on its $1.4 billion toll road deal for US Route 460, as well as for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the Goethals Bridge P3, according to a press release from HNTB.

Startin worked for CH2M Hill for 22 years. At HNTB, Startin has the title of vice president and national programme delivery consultant. He is based in New York. A spokesman for HNTB did not respond to a voicemail message seeking additional comment.

HNTB, which has cited infrastructure as its “largest business,” in April revealed 20 new hires since January. In addition, the company named Robert Slimp chief executive of its HNTB Infrastructure unit in July. Slimp replaced Ken Graham, who retired.