WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, has added three professionals to the staff of its San Diego, CA office. Joining the firm are Miguel Galvan, senior supervising engineer, Richard Bottcher, senior engineering manager, and Darryl Carty, senior architectural manager.
Galvan will be responsible for designing stormwater management systems along major highways and rail corridors in Southern California. He has nearly 20 years of experience in urban grading, urban drainage system planning and design, stormwater pollution prevention, and erosion control design. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a senior supervising engineer for a California engineering firm, providing stormwater engineering services to numerous agencies, including the California Department of Transportation, the San Diego Association of Governments, the Guam Department of Public Works, the Orange County Transportation Authority, the California Transportation Corridor Agencies, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and many cities and counties in California. Galvan received a B.S. in civil engineering from San Diego State University.
Bottcher will be responsible for managing stormwater projects in Southern California. He has 32 years of experience in stormwater management, drainage design, hydraulics, hydrology, and stormwater treatment studies throughout California, with special expertise in stormwater systems along major highways and rail corridors. He has served as a program manager, project manager, and planning and design engineer for transportation drainage system design, storm water pollution prevention, hydromodification assessments, watershed management, flood control design, pump station design and groundwater/surface water hydrology. He previously served as the regional stormwater manager for a California engineering firm, providing engineering services to numerous agencies and municipalities in California and for clients in the Middle East. Bottcher holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Cornell University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of California.
Carty will provide architectural design services for transit and transportation projects in Southern California. He has over 38 years of experience managing architectural design for complex projects, including rail transit systems, fare collection studies and implementation, airport master plans, airport terminals and concourses, public safety facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities, air cargo and industrial storage facilities, parking decks, and water and wastewater treatment plants. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he served the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) as deputy program manager and project manager for an automated fare collection system. Carty received M.A. and B.A. degrees from the College of Architecture at the University of Florida.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. 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 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts work for this organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. For more information, visit