Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP AP

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Land Development Engineer of the Year
Nominated Categories
Civil Engineer of the Year
Other Categories
Awards:

Received numerous Project Achievement Awards, including:
-  City of Pico Rivera, Passons Blvd. Undercrossing (CMAA)
-  City of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Blvd. Transit Parkway (ACEC and CTF Tranny)
-  City of Oceanside, Pacific St. Bridge (ASCE and CMAA)

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Additional Information

Candidate Information

Name:
Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP AP
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

Harris & Associates
22 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614

Supervisor:
Education:

BS, Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley

Experience:

• CA High Speed Rail Authority, High Speed Rail CP 1, Project Executive
• City of Los Angeles, On-Call Bridge Design and CM, Project Director
• City of Los Angeles, Prop. K Parks Program, Project Director.
• County of San Diego, On-Call CM Services, Project Manager
• City of Pico Rivera, Passons Boulevard Grade Separation, Project Director
• OCTA, East Connector Project (SR-22 to I-405), Contract Manager
• City of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Boulevard Transit Parkway Project, Program Manager
• OCTA, Program/Construction Management Oversight for the SR-22 Improvement Project, Project Director
• City of Newport Beach, Balboa Village Improvements, Project Director
• City of Lawndale, Hawthorne Boulevard Revitalization, Project/Program Manager

Comments:

Byron’s continued interest to be a bigger part of a team who deliver responsible projects that make our communities and environment better than when he started. 

He also demonstrates leadership qualities through mentoring, teaching, setting goals and providing direction for achieving those goals.  Byron is looked to by many in the Civil Engineering profession as a pillar of leadership and honesty.

Contribution to the Profession:

-  American Council of Engineering Companies (formerly CELSOC), Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President,
  Past President.
-  American Council of Engineering Companies (formerly CELSOC) State Board of Directors during this same
  period, 2001- 06
  President and current Member, 2008-2014
-  American Public Works Association (APWA), Member, 2010-2014
-  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member, 2008-2014
-  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member, 2008-2014
-  California Special Districts Association (CSDA), Member, 2010-2014
-  City and County Engineers Association (CCEA), Member, 2010-2014
-  Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Member, 2009-2014
-  County Engineers Association of California (CEAC), Member, 2010-2014
-  U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Member, 2011-2014
-  Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), Member, 2007-2014

Civic:

-  Deacon, Foothill Community Church (500 person church in Roseville, Ca.), 1986-88
-  Board Member, Foothill Community School (110 student Christian school), 1986-88
-  Board Member, Green Valley Church Temporary Organizing Team (Six member Board provided leadership to an existing 250 member church group), 1993-94

Suggested Award Summary:

Mr. Byron Tobey has over 30 years’ experience on design, program and construction management projects in all areas of public and private infrastructure. Byron is recognized as a leader because of his ethical actions and demonstrated leadership qualities.  One key area of strength for Byron is his ability to sets goals and provides direction for achieving those goals.  Byron serves as a mentor and coach to numerous employees as well as serving as a trainer at Harris’ Leadership Academy.  Byron received his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1977 and became a licensed Civil Engineer in California also in 1977.  He is a licensed Engineer in five other states as well as a Qualified SWPPP Developer and LEED Accredited Professional.

Some of the projects Mr. Tobey has had the pleasure of working on throughout his career include:

• CA High Speed Rail Authority, High Speed Rail CP 1, Project Executive
• City of Los Angeles, On-Call Bridge Design and CM, Project Director
• City of Los Angeles, Prop. K Parks Program, Project Director.
• County of San Diego, On-Call CM Services, Project Manager
• San Diego Association of Governments, On-Call Construction Management Services, Project Director
• County of San Bernardino, On-Call Construction Management, Project Director
• City of Pico Rivera, Passons Boulevard Grade Separation, Project Director
• OCTA, East Connector Project (SR-22 to I-405), Contract Manager
• City of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Boulevard Transit Parkway Project, Program Manager
• Caltrans District 7, 8, 11, 5, 6, 9, 10, Various Highway Construction Projects, Project Director/Manager.
• OCTA, Program/Construction Management Oversight for the SR-22 Improvement Project, Project Director
• City of Newport Beach, Balboa Village Improvements, Project Director
• City of Lawndale, Hawthorne Boulevard Revitalization, Project/Program Manager

Project Awards

Burris Pump Station Project, Phase 1Skimming the Waters of Newport HaborSunset Ridge ParkLake Forest Sports ParkCoyote Creek Class I BikewayThe Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Corona del Mar Water Transmission MainSanta Ana River Interceptor (SARI Line) Relocation ProjectState Route 57 Northbound Widening (Central Phase)20 Story Office Tower and 8 Story parking Structure @ 650/670 Newport Center DriveTustin Ranch Road ExtensionBalboa Boulevard BeautificationPark PlaceSR 57 Widening North SegmentAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Building Replacement ProjectSand Canyon Avenue Grade SeparationSR-57 ImprovementsNewport Forcemain ProjectEmergency Roof Stabilization, Tustin Hangar 1Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B ProjectNewport Beach Civic Center & ParkCity of San Clemente Recycled Water Expansion ProjectGroundwater Replenishment System Initial ExpansionCerritos Avenue Reconstruction and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Bristol Street Improvements Phase IINew Ocelot Exhibit at the Santa Ana ZooNewport Beach's Harbor Litter Removal ProjectBrookhurst Street Widening ProjectI-5/SR-74 Interchange Improvement ProjectOso Creek Multi-Use TrailPCH/Del Prado Street ImprovementsMarina ParkNewland, Edinger, and East Garden Grove Wintersburg Storm Channel Confluence SystemGobernadora Multipurpose BasinLincoln Avenue Widening over the Santa Ana RiverGilbert Street ImprovementsLAGUNA BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTS FAÇADE/ENTRANCE PROJECTALEGRE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTSCow Camp Road Design – Phases 1A & 1BWest County Connectors ProjectWaste to Energy - Bowerman Power ProjectGlassell Yard Campus Stormwater Low-Impact Development Retrofit ProjectEsencia, Rancho Mission ViejoIrvine Boulevard Pedestrian BridgeOrange County Water District La Palma Groundwater Recharge BasinStanton Central ParkJeffrey Open Space Trail Emerald Bay Entrance WideningPeters Canyon (Wash) Channel Water Capture and Reuse Pipeline Project 91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehabilitation and CMS ReplacementMemory Lane Park, Santa AnaLa Pata Extension Project SR-91 Westbound WideningNewport Beach Country Club Clubhouse400 Spectrum Center Drive Soil Nail WallMyra 3 Stormwater Pump StationSunset/Huntington harbour Dredging and Waterline ProjectHuntington Beach Senior Center In Central ParkNewport Boulevard WideningCrown Valley Park Channel Entry ImprovementsAnaheim Convention Center Betterment VIIMackay ParkTesoro Zone II and Zone B Water FacilitiesPark Avenue Bridge over Grand CanalI-5/La Novia RoundaboutDairy Fork Wetland and Habitat RestorationJeffrey Road Park n' Ride Lot Expansion ProjectTustin-Rose Grade Separation Project, Part of the OCTA OC Bridges Grade Separations ProgramArgyros Girl Scout Leadership CenterWagon Wheel Creek Restoration and Stormwater ManagementOCTA OC Bridges ProgramABC Green Home 3.0 ProjectLaguna Beach Festival of the Arts Grounds RenovationOrtega Highway Emergency Repair ProjectThe Tracks at BreaBaker RanchCity of Buena Park Fire Station No. 61Arlington Drive Bioswale & Dry Weather Diversion ProjectAltair IrvineVillage Pond Park/Veterans Park RenovationMid-Basin Injection: Centennial ParkAgua Chinon CorridorTarbut V’ Torah Phase III & Phase IVRancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use PavilionI-5 HOV Improvement Project between Avenida Pico and Avenida Vista HermosaOrange County Great Park Sports ComplexCrawford Canyon Road Drainage Improvements & ReconstructionSouth Cove DevelopmentGreat Park Ice & FivePoint ArenaLido House HotelBroadcom Corporate Campus (now FivePoint GatewayWest Orange County Water Board Feeder No. 2 RelocationNewhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project State College Boulevard Grade SeparationLos Patrones ParkwayRancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path Urth Caffe - OrangeSR91 Widening from SR-55/91 Separation to SR-241/91 SeparationEdwards Lifesciences Parking Structure

Candidate Awards

Natalie A. Meeks, P.E.Tasha M. Kamegai-KaradiYazdan (Yaz) T. Emrani, P.E., Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP APEric WalkerGidti Ludesirishoti Victoria PilkoPratanu GhoshSteven R MarvinPhil Jones, PE Joshua Nelson, PEVictor AguirreKenneth H. Rosenfield, PEGeorge A. Jurica, PETom BogardRavi Shah, PE, QSP/QSDAmy Choi, EITElizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SPMujahid ChandooRoxanne FollisAmir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E.Fred MinagarJeffrey Okamoto, PEHarvey GobasChloe GhariosKevin Onuma, P.E.Ryan ChamberlainDr. Adrian MooreMichael Pierce, A.M.ASCERemi Candaele, PE, MS, QSD/QSP, M.ASCEThomas A. Broz, P.E., S.E, F.ASCEKaren Cervantes, S.M.ASCEIsamar Escobar, A.M.ASCEKevin Kondru, P.E., M.ASCEDouglas J. Johnson, P.E., M.ASCEJeremy Redman, PhDChristopher HaireMojgan Hashemi, P.E., M.ASCEOC Report Card Executive CommitteeSteven J. Huff, P.E., M.ASCEWilliam Bennett, P.E., M.ASCEBruce Phillips, P.E.Brad Dybel, PEBryant WongGyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T.Nestor Godinez, PEProfessor Joel LanningElizabeth RuedasDave LoweWei KooBill LawsonAmber GanapathyBob KallenbaughState Senator Josh NewmanGary UrbanDr. Sudarshan KurwadkarClint Isa, PEJason Fix, PEChirath "Chuck" KarunathilakeAmber ShahAshlyn AlexanderJohn C HoganMarionne Philline LapitanDr. C.T. Bathala, PhD, P.E.Kevin Du Mont, P.E.Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBADavid Frattone, P.E.Lisa BartlettJennifer BohenGyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T.Andrew Pham, PE, City of IrvineMatthew Cugini, PE, CaltransFarzian Zareian, Ph.D.Thomas T. Kim, PEDon Hoppe, PEDoug Staley, PERavi Shah, PEMark Vukojevic, PEDavid Naish, PhDLacy KellyGary L. Miller, PEKenneth RosenfieldAndrew Easterling, EITSteven L. King, PESteven R. Marvin, PEJose G. Jimenez Jr.
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