April 30, 2020
T.Y. Lin International Hires Mark Aikawa, P.E., as Senior Project Manager and Northern California District Civil/Highway Services Manager
T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that Mark Aikawa, P.E., has been hired as Senior Project Manager and Northern California District Civil/Highway Services Manager. Based in TYLI’s Oakland, California, office, Aikawa will provide Program and Project Management services and lead and assist in business development efforts for the Northern California Surface Transportation, Rail and Transit, and Aviation markets.
Aikawa comes to TYLI with 33 years of comprehensive experience in transportation engineering, including the planning, design, and oversight of major highway and rail and transit projects. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Geographic Operations Manager for the Northern California, Nevada, and Arizona region of a civil engineering firm. Aikawa’s technical skills include alignment/profile studies and concept development, seismic retrofits, utility relocation, environmental assessment and documentation, permitting, environmental mitigation, staged construction, maintenance of traffic, cost estimating, and plans, specifications, and estimates.
Aikawa’s project experience includes a successful role as Program Manager for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Gas Transmission program in San Ramon, California, where he was responsible for all encroachment permits and traffic control plans for gas transmission, representing over $500 million in construction per year. He also served as Principal-in-Charge for numerous projects under California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 4 On-Call Environmental Generalist Services contracts. In this role, Aikawa provided technical guidance, ensured effective resource allocation, and assured the quality of a wide range of environmental services projects throughout the Bay Area’s north and south counties.
Additional Bay Area projects led by Aikawa include serving as Project Manager and Engineering Design Manager for the Civil and Environmental contract for the landmark San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span in Oakland. He was also Project Manager for the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Seismic Retrofit in Contra Costa and Solano Counties, the Sonoma Creek Bridge Seismic Retrofit and Widening in Sonoma and Solano Counties, and the Caldecott Improvement Project in Oakland, where he directed the civil engineering and environmental studies to construct the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel.
“Mark brings a wealth of civil engineering and project leadership expertise to the T.Y. Lin International team,” said Michael Pyrz, P.E., P.Eng., TYLI Vice President and Northern California District Director. “His projects for Bay Area clients such as Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority not only demonstrate his exceptional technical skills, but they also showcase his deep commitment to building strong client relationships and delivering the highest levels of service and customer satisfaction. I look forward to working with Mark as we grow our Transportation business in the Northern California District.”
A registered Professional Engineer in California and Oregon, Aikawa earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).