James Archer, PE

Principal Structural Engineer

Jim is a principal structural engineer who began his career in 2002. Prior to joining Bolton & Menk, Jim served as a senior bridge engineer for Hennepin County. He has experience in both public service and consulting environments as they relate to bridge design, construction, safety inspection, and program management activities. His knowledge and expertise in asset management give him a unique understanding of the effects structural designs have on project budgets as well as long-term maintenance activities. Jim’s work includes preliminary and final bridge design, bridge safety inspection, bridge rehabilitation, and project management. Having recently taken PSMJ Project Manager training, Jim is well equipped with not only the training but also the tools necessary to drive this project successfully forward. He is committed to delivering projects that satisfy current and future needs in a practical, functional, and maintainable way.


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