Vice President and Practice Lead, Railroad and Transit
Mr. Coffey is Vice President and Practice Lead for Railroad and Transit. In this role, Mr. Coffey will oversee Michael Baker’s railroad and transit operations, leading business and strategic development.
Based in Michael Baker’s Chicago office, Mr. Coffey will work directly with current and potential Class 1 railroads, transit authority clients and state DOT Multimodal Divisions serving as the main relationship manager. Utilizing his strong leadership and project management skills, Mr. Coffey will help to grow the business, while developing and managing client strategies, fostering team opportunities, and leading strategic partnerships.
Mr. Coffey has more than 31 years of transportation planning, design and construction experience related to freight rail, rail transit and goods movement. He has managed multimillion dollar projects and studies requiring multi-discipline efforts including: rail bridge and track design; traction power distribution; overhead catenary systems; contact rail; rail signal systems; and related yards and shops.
Mr. Coffey is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois and a member of numerous professional and civic associations throughout the state. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.