Knobbe brings three decades of experience and strong client relationships to lead firm’s growth in North Texas
Stephen Knobbe, PE, has been named North Texas office leader for HNTB Corporation. An HNTB vice president, Knobbe oversees 100 infrastructure professionals and is responsible for operations for the firm’s offices in Dallas and Plano. He leads development of sales and marketing strategies to ensure profitable growth, developing strong client relationships and supporting major project pursuits and delivery. He is based in Dallas.
Knobbe joined HNTB in 2007 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including a previous two-year stint as North Texas office leader as well as program manager for the firm’s work with the North Texas Tollway Authority. Most recently, he was senior project manager for Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s $102 million South Oak Cliff Line Section 3 project. Knobbe led a technical team to complete design and construction management of a 3-mile extension, including two new rail stations and the rebuilding of an existing station.
“Steve’s understanding of our clients and their challenges contribute to dynamic and trusted partnerships that we are proud of,” said Keith Hinkebein, PE, HNTB Central Division president. “His leadership of our talented team of professionals in North Texas provides exceptional expertise as we work to deliver an integrated transportation network in this growing region.”
Knobbe has more than 30 years of experience on high-profile projects for state departments of transportation, tolling agencies, transit and rail providers as well as expertise in program management. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
In North Texas, HNTB currently is working on, or has been involved with, some of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects, including serving as final designer and program manager for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Blue Line Light Rail extension to serve South Oak Cliff; general engineering consultant to the Texas Department of Transportation on CityMAP, a study aimed at assessing major urban interstate corridors immediately surrounding and entering the urban core of Dallas; and providing construction and program management services for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and Texas, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from eight office locations, currently employing more than 400 full-time professionals in the state. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.