Staff Spotlight

Jim Jarrett, PE – Principal in Transportation Group


What’s the most rewarding thing about what you do?
Being able to meet so many great people in our industry and forming the perfect team and strategy to win a big job. I am very competitive and love winning projects that will improve our community.

Jim JarrettWhy did you choose this profession?
I loved solving problems and drawing as I was in high school. In college, I had internships at KDOT in geotechnical, bridge inspection, and design. After walking on bridge girders 300 feet above the Kansas River, I was hooked.

People don’t know?
As I am an open book, this is a hard question. I have an older brother (in IT) who lives on the east coast and an older sister who lives on the west coast (she puts on the playboy jazz festival) and a CRAZY uncle who is a regular expert on Pawn Stars.

Extracurricular activities?
Golf – with finally a hole-in-one last year.

What is top on your bucket list?
Walk across my top four bridges in the world: Golden Gate Bridge, Tower Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, and Sydney Harbor Bridge.

You in a nutshell?
I am as simple and complex as everyone else. I can drink wine and beer in the same happy hour. I listen to both Adele and Kid Rock on the drive home. I love making people happy, smile and laugh. I love my family, friends and co-workers. And the best thing I ever learned from a teacher is “In this crazy world, you have to Learn to Play the Game.”


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Archive: Staff Spotlight

:: Jim Jarrett - Principal in Transportation Group

:: Andrew Riddle - PLS Surveying

:: Anne Schroer, PE - Transportation Group

:: Dave Lewis - Fire Protection Group

:: Harland Russell - Civil/Site Group

:: Joe Winslow - Life Sciences Group

:: Katie Handley, PE - Environmental Group

:: Kelsey Tarletsky - Life Sciences Group

:: Kurt Hassler - Water Environment Group

:: Mike Erdtmann - Engineer in Transportation Group

:: Mike Glasker - Principal-in-Charge and the Life Sciences Market Leader

:: Rob Kline, PE - Transportation Group

:: Zach Sperry - Wastewater Group