Crane Heads Client Services for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Buildings Group in SF

2016.0125.Re-S.Raymond CraneRaymond Crane has been appointed vice president of client services in the San Francisco buildings sector office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

In his new position, Mr. Crane will be responsible for maintaining client relationships for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s buildings practice in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. Some of the firm’s recent projects in the region include Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the Salesforce Tower and Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, and several projects related to recent improvements in Terminals 1 and 3 at San Francisco International Airport.

A structural engineer, Mr. Crane has close to 40 years professional experience in the U.S. and abroad. He has worked on major building projects around the world with experience ranging from ultra-high-rise buildings to institutional, cultural, and housing. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was director of architecture & engineering services for KEO International Consultants based in Kuwait, responsible for all architectural and engineering production of the 150-person office. He previously managed the Abu Dhabi office of an international engineering organization and also served as chairman of the firm’s U.S. operations.

“Raymond’s hire helps to fulfill our goal of providing excellence in both engineering and client care in San Francisco. While we are already strong in both of these areas, we are always seeking new and better ways to serve our clients,” said Steve Burrows, managing director of the firm’s San Francisco office and director of buildings for the U.S. region. “The addition of Raymond to our leadership grows our existing best-in-class service offering.”

“The experience Raymond brings to the firm provides an outstanding complement to our highly accomplished team and broad experience in San Francisco and beyond,” added David Cooper, president of the buildings sector in the U.S. for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and the region’s Chief Commercial Officer. “His passion for client care will fit well in our culture, as this is already an area where we constantly endeavor to exceed expectations.”

Mr. Crane received a B.Eng degree from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) and registered structural engineer (RSE).

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.