Craig J. Chatelain, P.E., Hired as Sacramento Unit Manager for T. Y. Lin International’s Northern California District


T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) is pleased to announce that Craig J. Chatelain, P.E., has joined the firm as Unit Manager for the Sacramento office of TYLI’s Northern California District. As Unit Manager, Chatelain will assist in building the Sacramento practice and will be responsible for its daily operations, including project performance and delivery, client services, business development, quality assurance, resource management, and staff development.

“Chatelain comes to TYLI with extensive experience in transportation structures,” said Elizabeth Wiecha, P.E., TYLI Vice President and Northern California District Director. “During his 34 years in the industry, he has served as project manager, structures department manager, and lead bridge design engineer on many important projects throughout northern California. We look forward to seeing Chatelain apply his vast technical expertise and leadership skills to grow TYLI’s business in the District.”

Among his numerous projects, Chatelain was a key member on the Caltrans Toll Bridge risk management team for the Yerba Buena Island ramps improvement project for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority and was structure team leader for preliminary engineering through the approved structure type selection for the City of Rancho Cordova’s interchange project for the U.S. 50 Interchange and Rancho Cordova Parkway. He also served as project manager and lead bridge design engineer for both the Ulatis Creek Bridge Widening Project for the City of Vacaville and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Replacement Project for Caltrans. In Sacramento, Chatelain was project manager and structure technical leader for the two multi-lane Cosumnes River Boulevard overcrossings. In addition, his experience with transportation structures has earned him the professional reputation as a technical expert for culverts, tunnels, and storm drain pipes.

Chatelain is an active member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and American Society of Civil Engineers. He has published project case studies for conferences hosted by Western Bridge Engineers and the Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute (PCI), as well as in Civil Engineering magazine.

Chatelain received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California.