Juan Contreras, P.E.

Senior Vice President and Regional Director of the Gulf Coast Region

Juan Contreras, P.E., is Senior Vice President and Regional Director of the Gulf Coast Region which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.  He is responsible for overseeing all engineering, business, marketing, and financial operations for the region.
Mr. Contreras has 30 years of experience in the design and management of transportation projects. He has managed large design teams on urban reconstruction and new alignment projects for multi-level interchanges and tollways in high congestion corridors requiring phased construction.  A number of his projects have involved complex construction staging, structural widening, pavement salvage, noise walls, retaining walls, utility relocations, environmental permitting, and railroad coordination.  His experience encompasses a variety of materials and structural systems including CIP concrete, precast/prestressed concrete, CIP post-tensioned systems, steel, and cable-stayed systems.  More recently, he has served as the office executive for Michael Baker's Dallas office.
 Mr. Contreras holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structures) from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, California, and Pennsylvania.  His professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the Infrastructure Advancement Institute where he serves on the board of directors.  Mr. Contreras also serves on the faculty advisory council for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University.