Highway Section Operations Lead, Transportation
Craving more challenges and greater opportunities, Ted Mekuria, Highway Section Operations Lead for our Los Angeles office, joined CH2M in 2007. Since making the jump from a firm of only 3,000 people nationwide, he’s embraced a variety of roles throughout his time at CH2M, including technical lead, task manager and project manager for a number of transportation projects, while also being actively involved in organizations that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Shaping the future course of our industry, Ted works on projects that have improved traffic flow on major corridors of travel, increased access to transit-oriented communities and enhanced access to various modes of travel, such as cycling, in otherwise car-dependent Los Angeles.
When he’s not improving travel in the second largest U.S. city, Ted mentors and serves as an honorary judge at STEM-related competitions for schools in Los Angeles County. As a role model for the children he interacts with, Ted encourages and teaches youth to excel in everything they do and that hard work and dedication will allow them to accomplish their dreams.
Ted exemplifies CH2M’s caring culture through his personal drive to solve complex transportation issues and build the next generation of engineers.