Drake Haglan & Associates (DHA) has promoted Jose Silva to Principal Engineer. With 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of transportation infrastructure, Jose is a graduate of Chico State University (BS Civil Engineering). Specializing in the Caltrans project development process, Jose has managed projects throughout California ranging from complex interchanges to expressway corridors to complete streets to bicycle and pedestrian trails to every roadway surface in between. Jose has been leading projects at DHA since joining the firm in 2013, and routinely authors Project Initiation Documents, Project Reports, Design Exceptions, and Specifications. He is also responsible for approving plans and estimates. A veteran geometrician, Jose has designed numerous miles of roadway for clients throughout California, including the Cities of Goleta and San Diego, the Counties of Placer and Stanislaus, and Caltrans, to name a few.
Jose will continue to leverage his exceptional technical expertise and project management skills for DHA as he leads the roadway design group in collaboration with our bridge, water resources, environmental, construction management, and public outreach teams.
A Colusa native and avid soccer fan, Jose has been a youth coach for Vista Youth Soccer Club and Roseville Youth Soccer Club for 15 seasons. Jose and his wife Rhonda live in Roseville with their two daughters Sofia and Olivia.