(ORANGE COUNTY, Calif) Mekbib Degaga, P.E., joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager.

Degaga has more than 29 years of experience in hydrology studies, floodplain mapping, hydraulic structure design and project management. During his career, he has managed, designed, and reviewed numerous flood control projects. Previously, he served the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District as the chief of regulatory division, where he managed the district’s environmental services and floodplain management sections. Prior to this position, he served the district as an engineering project manager, senior civil engineer, and associate civil engineer.

“Mekbib’s management skills, technical expertise and understanding of regulatory requirements will be invaluable to our firm,” said Sima Vajdani, P.E., LAN’s vice president and business group director – California. “He knows how to implement a flood control project from inception to completion. With his addition, we are looking forward to further improving our flood control services to our California clients.”

Mekbib received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from San Diego State University. Mekbib is a registered professional engineer in California.

“I am excited to join LAN,” said Degaga. “I am looking forward to delivering projects that have a public safety priority while maintaining the best interests of the taxpayer, our client and our organization.”

About LAN

LAN is a full-service consulting firm offering planning, engineering and program management services for the nation’s heavy civil infrastructure needs. With more than 350 employees across the United States, LAN is a national leader in the engineering industry and is consistently ranked among the “Top 100 A/E Firms” according to Engineering News-Record. LAN is a LEO A DALY company, an international architecture and engineering firm.

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