Meet Leah Collier, one of our newer Project Managers in our Austin office. Leah has over 30 years of transportation engineering expertise.Her experience covers all aspects of transportation projects, including rural and urban geometric roadways, NEPA coordination and documentation, urban storm sewer, water quality, detention facilities, bike and pedestrian facilities, utility coordination and construction sequencing.
Learn more about Leah's background, skill set, and interests in the Q&A section below.
Q: What is your background in, and what are you currently working on at CP&Y?
A: My background is a transportation engineer. I've managed a variety of projects for multiple agencies, including cities, counties, and states throughout my career at TxDOT, the City of Round Rock, and other engineering consulting firms. I'm a Project Manager in the Austin office, working on the following projects:
William Cannon Dr Corridor Program Engineering Services (City of Austin)
SL 360 Corridor GEC (TxDOT; sub to HDR)
Northeast Downtown Infrastructure Improvements (City of Round Rock)
Melber Lane (City of Pflugerville)
Q: What is your favorite thing about CP&Y so far?
A: As a former CP&Y client, I always enjoyed working with CP&Y staff and appreciated the level of customer service and quality deliverables we received. Now that I am a member of the CP&Y team, it has been my experience that both personal and professional excellence are fostered from the top down as well as the bottom up. This culture and the people of CP&Y set us apart from others. These are my favorite things about CP&Y so far!
Q: How are you able to apply your skills to projects you are working on?
A: My past experience has allowed me to garner an in-depth understanding of the requirements for coordinating state and Federally funded work, as well as the unique needs of municipalities and counties. Here at CP&Y, this knowledge allows me to facilitate close coordination between our clients, our team, stakeholders, regional partners and regulating agencies on our public sector projects.
Q: Can you share a few personal things about yourself? (Hobbies, interests, fun facts, etc.)
A: I'm a proud Fightin' Texas Aggie – Class of '85. Whoop! My husband, Chris, and I have three adult children – Hunter, Alex and Erin. We have two ragdoll cats – Ella and Lucy – and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Beagle puppy. In my spare time, I enjoy being with friends and family, working in my yard, being out on the boat, and spending time at our property in Bastrop County.
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