John O’Neill, PE joined H.W. Lochner as vice president and area manager for Illinois. Located in the firm’s Chicago office, he will be responsible for business development and overseeing area operations for Lochner’s Illinois design and construction engineering and inspection groups.
O’Neill has 30 years of experience in transportation engineering and construction management, specializing in civil and utility infrastructure, transportation planning and design, site planning and aviation design. He has served in management and design lead roles on numerous high-profile projects in the state of Illinois, including improvements to the I-55/I-355 interchange, rehabilitation of Bensenville Yard Bridge on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), design of the new runway 10R-28L at O’Hare International Airport and relocation of Post Office Road to pass under the runway, the environmental study for Chicago to St. Louis high-speed rail service and phase II engineering for Millennium Park in the city of Chicago.
“John’s depth of industry knowledge and long-standing involvement with the local transportation engineering community will help bring new opportunity and growth to our Illinois offices,” said Dave Isabelle, PE, vice president and Lochner regional team leader. “We are pleased to have him join Lochner.”