Karen Chapman, P.E., Hired as T.Y. Lin International Transportation Manager for Orange County, CA Market


T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Karen Chapman, P.E., has joined the firm as Transportation Manager for TYLI’s Orange County market in California. In her new role, Chapman will assist in the expansion of TYLI’s engineering practice, including business development initiatives, proposal generation, management and delivery of transportation projects, client management, and staff recruitment and supervision.

Chapman comes to TYLI with over 21 years of experience leading staff, projects and business operations in the transportation engineering industry. For the past 15 years, Chapman has acted as technical task leader, project manager or quality assurance manager on highway/bridge projects that delivered close to $2 billion in construction value. Her technical experience encompasses a wide variety of facilities, including local streets, highways, freeways, including freeway-to-freeway interchanges, rail, and military installations. She has also directed contract negotiations, overseen performance on project-specific contracts and on-call contracts with multiple task orders, and spearheaded processes for managing project risks, costs, schedules, personnel and communications efforts with key stakeholders.

According to Mark Ashley, P.E., TYLI Senior Vice President and West Region Director, Chapman brings tremendous experience in business development as well as in the oversight and management of subcontractor teams and their work. “Karen’s track record clearly demonstrates that she is dedicated to ensuring that projects are delivered, at a minimum, on-time and within budget,” said Ashley. “We are most pleased to have her join the T.Y. Lin International team as we continue to expand the firm’s presence in southern California.”

Chapman’s past projects include acting as Project Manager for the SR-58/Rosedale Highway Widening Project (Plans, Specifications, and Estimates), a transportation project involving a vital, 5.5-mile corridor through the City of Bakersfield and Kern County. She was Deputy Project Manager/Roadway Task Lead for an 11-mile corridor study of I-5 through the Cities of Irvine and Tustin, which involved the development of creative, cost-effective alternatives for traffic flow improvements and intensive coordination with multiple stakeholder clients. Chapman was also Fact Sheets Task Lead for the SR-22 HOV Widening Design-Build Project, where she managed the successful completion of Fact Sheets for all geometric design modifications, resulting in the elimination of over 150 exceptions and the identification of 450 design exceptions for approval by Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration.

A licensed engineer in the State of California, Chapman received her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. She is an active member of Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).