Pond is proud to announce and welcome Jonathan Page, PE, as Senior Project Manager for its Transportation division.
Located in Pond’s Jacksonville, Fla. office, Page is a professional engineer with more than 24 years of experience in Transportation Engineering, including managing capital improvement projects for county and state of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) funded road projects, interstate highways, transit light rail lines and airports. Through these projects, Page gained a reputation as an expert in procuring state/federal funding for projects, managing consultants and contractors, engineering design, public involvement, environmental permitting and construction management.
A native of Florida, Page knew at a young age that his passion was designing and building structures and roadways.
“When I was a little kid, I was always fascinated with designing bridges and construction, specifically bridges. I would draw little bridges and design my initials on the superstructure. I remember sitting in an old Ford LTD, watching the draw bridge that leads you into Fernandina Beach go up and down,” he explained.
“In college, I decided to major in civil engineering, because I could learn how to solve design problems. It seemed to be my strong suit, so that’s how I got into roadway design.”
Once he received his bachelor of civil engineering from the University of Florida in 1993, his career started in Florida, then took him to Maine, and back to Florida in a roundabout way.
Page began his engineering career with a company in Jacksonville, where he worked as project engineer for the Skyway improvements—the widening of I-95 from four to six lanes—on to Miami, where he worked designing conceptual rail lines for the Miami Intermodal Center.
Going from extreme south Florida, to the northern tip of the country—Bath, Maine—he also worked on the Bath Iron Works shipyard expansion project.
Back home in Florida for the last 10 years, Page developed his roadway engineering and project management skills working with Nassau County government in roadway, intersection and roundabout design and construction, as the county’s Capital Improvements Program Manager.
While there, Page learned first-hand about Pond by a chance meeting with two of Pond’s senior transportation managers, while serving as president of the Florida Association of County Engineers and Road Superintendents (FACERS).
“I’ve known Jonathan for the last nine years when he worked for a local government, and he always impressed me as being very knowledgeable and well versed on engineering and construction methods,” said Alan Rainer, Pond’s Florida Transportation Design Director.
“He has been involved in many projects on both sides of the fence—the design side and the client side of the project,” he added. “Jonathan’s overall depth of experience in Florida in the private and public sector gives him a greater understanding of the challenges faced by a project manager for transportation projects. We are excited to have him on the team.”