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MIAMI, FL — Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, announced today that Ronald Colas was recognized as the 2014 Engineer of the Year by the Florida Engineering Society Miami Chapter (FES).


Mr. Colas is a vice president in the firm’s Miami office serves as the area manager, responsible for all operations in South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America.

A longtime member of the FES, Mr. Colas served as president of the Miami chapter in 2013. As the current past president, he continues to be involved in the community by participating in FES events such as Future Cities and MathCounts, and by representing Parsons Brinckerhoff at the 2015 Miami-Dade Transportation Summit.

Mr. Colas has more than 25 years of transportation industry experience. He has successfully managed a wide range of civil engineering and aviation projects, including large program management contracts with multiple task orders for such clients as the Florida Department of Transportation, Miami Dade Aviation Department, Broward County Aviation Department, Virgin Islands Port Authority, and Puerto Rico Ports Authority, as well as other municipalities within South Florida.

Mr. Colas is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Bridge Tunnel & Turnpike Enterprise Association, United States Council for International Engineering Practice, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers and the Florida Aviation Council.

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