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Keith Holt to Lead Railroad Systems Engineering

Keith Holt is director of engineering for railroad systems at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Keith Holt is director of engineering for railroad systems at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

In his new position, Mr. Holt will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of engineering services for railroad and rail transit projects and will support WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s related business initiatives across the country.

Mr. Holt has over 41 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of signal and train control systems. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was deputy chief engineer, communications and signals at Amtrak, with overall responsibility for Amtrak’s signal and train control systems, including positive train control, communications systems and computerized dispatching systems. He previously served as president of the transit and rail systems division of a major engineering firm, providing services for track, signals, communications and electric traction projects nationwide.

Mr. Holt received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Western Kentucky University. He is active in the Transportation Research Board and is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association and the Association of American Railroads.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. In May 2017, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will rebrand as WSP.

The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,700 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa  WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.