John Day, PE, PG, has joined Wilson & Company’s Denver office, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in railroad, heavy construction, and geotechnical engineering experience focusing extensively on the rail industry.
“It’s great to have John back at Wilson & Company,” said Andrew Leifheit, Associate Vice President. “His railroad construction experience is hard to match; we are thankful to have him.”
Regularly collaborating and communicating with Class I railroad roadmasters, private landowners, and the public, John provides solutions on grade crossing maintenance, right-of-way questions, and safety concerns. He has on-site construction management and inspection experience of railroad and intermodal capacity improvement projects. John oversaw earthwork, track construction, and bridge replacements along the BNSF Southern Transcon, expansion of BNSF’s Memphis Intermodal Facility, and Kansas City Southern siding extensions.
John considers the BNSF Southern Transcon project to be career defining from an engineering standpoint due to the many structural and geotechnical components involved. “All railroad construction projects are exciting and unique,” John enthusiastically states. “Doing what you love for a living means you put everything you have into making your clients’ projects a complete success.”
In the field, John conducts daily construction safety meetings, safety inspections, reviews contractor pay applications, requisitions for materials, and work change orders. He also has experience maintaining storm water pollution prevention permits, managing erosion control activities, and meeting with state environmental authorities.
John has a bachelor’s degree in geology from Berea College and a master’s degree in civil engineering from University of Kentucky. He is a professional engineer in the State of Texas and a professional geologist in the State of Maine.
In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and their three dogs. He also enjoys camping in the 1940s-style teardrop camper he built.