Harris & Associates Welcomes Joshua Cheatham as a Senior Construction Manager
Joshua’s leadership on transportation projects including, bridges, light and heavy rails, roadways, and seawall structures means greater effectiveness, faster consensus-building among stakeholders and a team culture that embodies accountability.
His 19 years of project and construction management experience includes tenures as a principal resident engineer and project engineer at consulting firms and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Working on major infrastructure projects has honed his expertise in construction management, design engineering, constructability review, value engineering, traffic engineering, quality management and safety oversight.
“Joshua’s a proven manager and natural leader. He builds relationships as well as he does infrastructure, and he knows how to get the best out of his teams,” said Sam Yaghmaie, PE, LEED AP, Senior Director of Harris’s Program + Construction Management division. “Whenever obstacles appear, Joshua finds options that work for the client.”
Previously, Joshua employed a systematic, risk-based quality audit program that monitored and measured performance of the $870 million Cascade Rail Program. As the project continued, he provided construction management and oversight.
For the $1.5 billion I-405 Corridor design-build program, serving as corridor traffic engineer, he managed development and implementation of the traffic modeling and master plans that included ITS, illumination, signaling and roadway signage. He also oversaw the maintenance of traffic, leading the way to find solutions for lane closures and public messaging.
Joshua is a popular leader in his community, where he serves as president of the 800-member soccer Federal Way Football Club and directs its Blast Off tournament.
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