MNS Expands Southern California Market with Vice President of Regional Operations – Southern California

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Talin Espinoza as Vice President of Regional Operations – Southern California. Talin is a well-respected member of the A/E/C industry bringing over 15 years of experience developing and implementing corporate growth and organizational development strategies. As Vice President of Regional Operations, she will be responsible for advancing MNS’ strategic growth initiatives, increasing market visibility, and enhancing client services in Southern California.

“We are excited to have Talin join the MNS team,” said Jim Salvito, President/CEO. “She is a proven leader in the A/E/C industry and brings a passion for strategic thinking and growth. Her knowledge and experience in the industry will further support and strengthen our ability to provide a high level of service to our clients. She goes above and beyond expectations to deliver for her clients.”

Talin has held numerous leadership positions having recently completed her term as President of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Southern California Chapter and is currently a member of the Executive Committee. She serves on the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California, Los Angeles District Board of Directors and is a member of AGC’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. She is also a contributing writer for the Zweig Letter, a management newsletter providing unique insight and inspiration to A/E/C firm leaders.

“I have deep admiration and respect for the civil engineering profession, particularly the government sector. I have spent my career working with public agency clients delivering high quality technical teams to solve the unique challenges of today. I bring this enthusiasm with me to MNS and look forward to working with this inspiring team of professionals dedicated to improving people’s lives through quality infrastructure services.” – Talin Espinoza 

Talin is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and has a keen eye for graphic design and corporate branding. She is well known for her mastery of meaningful communication, bringing this talent to building strong internal and external teams. Talin is inspired by leaders who challenge social norms and expectations.

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VTA’s Montague Expressway Pedestrian Overcrossing Milestone

An exciting milestone for #MNSTrans on the VTA’s Montague Expressway Pedestrian Overcrossing as the 229’ steel pedestrian bridge was lifted over the Montague Expressway. Over 25 semi-trucks equipment for the lift, 25 craftspeople working all night, and 2 massive cranes lifting the bridge in 2 segments were the culmination of extensive planning and coordination. The colorful fins on the steel bridge provide a unique gateway to City of Milpitas. The next stage is finishing the entrance to the bridge. Project partners: VTA, County of Santa Clara, City of Milpitas, and BART. Project Team: Hill International, Biggs Cardosa, DMZ Builders and Artik.

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County of San Joaquin, McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements Project Wins CTF Award!

Congratulations to the County of San Joaquin’s Improve McHenry project as the California Transportation Foundation’s (CTF) Local Street Project of the Year Award Winner! This project significantly alleviated motorists’ frustrations by literally and figuratively clearing the air along one of the busiest and most essential routes between San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County. The McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements included replacing two bridges, widening the roadway to include a two-way left turn lane, and signalizing the McHenry Avenue/River Road intersection. Using a robust public outreach strategy focused on digital technology and the ingenuity of its project team, the project was completed 6 months ahead of schedule and over $1 million under budget.

“The project was successful because the owner, the contractor and the construction management team knew from the beginning that working together on solutions for a successful outcome is not a cliché but a reality when executing complex transportation projects.” Mauricio Rivera, MNS Resident Engineer

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eBART to Antioch Extension Project Wins 2019 ACEC Engineering Excellence Honor Award

MNS along with team members PGH Wong Engineering, Inc., AECOM, Ghirardelli Associates, and Stacy and Witbeck, Inc./Amaroso/MRS Joint Venture are the 2019 recipients of the prestigious ACEC California Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the eBART to Antioch: East Contra Costa Extension Project in the Transportation category. The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes engineering and land surveying firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. [ read more… ]

Two MNS Projects Win 2018 National APWA Project Of The Year Awards!

The Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Damage Repair Project in Monterey County wins a National American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award for Disaster/Emergency Construction/Repair projects less than $5 Million. Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 5, wins a National American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award for Disaster/Emergency Construction/Repair projects over $5 Million but less than $25 Million.

Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Damage Repair: Winter storms battered the Central Coast of California in January and February of 2017. In February, cyclone force winds ripped through the Monterey-Salinas area, shredding trees, blocking lanes of Highway 101, and wreaking havoc throughout the County. This new winter storm added a new vocabulary word to area residents: bombogenesis. This rare occurrence of a bombogenesis is a mid-latitude cyclone that drops in surface barometric pressure by 24 or more millibars in a 24-hour period, which means intense downpours along with extremely strong winds battering the area. [ read more… ]

MNS Expands Southern California Market with New Principal Engineer and Ontario Office

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Sheilah Neff, Principal Engineer and Southern California Transportation Market Leader, to our Transportation Department. Ms. Neff will be based in our new Ontario office.

“I am thrilled to be instrumental in opening our new office in Ontario,” says Sheilah. “Over three decades of experience, training, and lasting relationships will be beneficial in my new role to help strategically plan, manage, and operate the fast growth of the Transportation group in Southern California. I’m proud to be a part of a company that provides solutions to our crumbling infrastructure.”

Sheilah has over 33 years of experience in the civil engineering industry and specializes in transportation projects. Sheilah began her career at Caltrans at the age of 18 working as an Engineer Tech while attending school full-time. [ read more… ]

MNS wins new streetscape projects for City of Goleta and City of Diamond Bar!

MNS is excited to provide design and engineering services to the City of Goleta and the City of Diamond Bar on their upcoming streetscape improvement projects! These projects will preserve and enhance the quality of life, support local economic vitality, and strengthen public infrastructure within their communities. The MNS Transportation design team has a strong resume of providing successful streetscape services to many clients and agencies. [ read more… ]