Firm’s promotions support enterprise and infrastructure growth in the west


Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced the promotions of Jose Silva, PE, and Miguel Ramirez, PE. Silva has been named the civil engineering services lead for California, and Ramirez has been promoted to northern California civil engineering lead. Both employees are based in the firm’s Rancho Cordova, California, office.

As an associate vice president and principal engineer, Silva leads a team of engineers and technicians across five offices. He has more than 33 years of experience in transportation planning, design, and construction. Partnering with local agencies, transportation authorities, and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) districts, Silva has worked on and managed a range of locally and federally funded projects.

Silva earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State University and is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies, American Public Works Association (APWA), County Engineers Association of California, and WTS-Sacramento.

Ramirez is an associate and senior project manager with nearly 15 years of experience in the planning and design of transportation projects, including highway, local roads, interchanges, intersections, multi-use trails, and transit facilities. He has worked for a variety of local agencies, transportation authorities, and Caltrans. In his new role, Ramirez will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the firm’s Rancho Cordova office, which offers civil services across northern California.

Ramirez earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Sacramento, and is a member of APWA and WTS-Sacramento.

“Jose and Miguel have been instrumental in elevating the service we provide to our clients,” says Dewberry Vice President Dennis Haglan, PE. “They both bring a holistic understanding of our client’s unique challenges and do a fantastic job bringing successful solutions to our clients in California.”