PUBLISHED: 4:08 PM on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Winters promoted to regional preconstruction engineer post
JUNEAU - The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Southeast Regional Director, Malcolm Menzies, recently named Victor Winters as the new regional preconstruction engineer.

Winters has been with the department since 1990 and replaces Jack Beedle who served at DOT&PF for more than 30 years.

"Obviously, Vic is well aware of the big shoes he's filling now that Jack has retired," said Regional Director Menzies. "We're just very fortunate to have Vic and his many years of experience rolling right into the vacant position."

photo courtesy of DOT&PF
  Victor Winters, pictured above, is replacing Jack Beedle as the new regional preconstruction engineer. Beedle worked for the DOT&PF for more than 30 years.
As the preconstruction engineer, Winters is responsible for developing highways, marine shore facilities, buildings, and airport capital projects from initial environmental reviews through the award of construction contracts.

Six subordinate managers provide supervision and technical oversight for a staff of more than 105 employees performing highway, marine, building and airport engineering, environmental analysis, right-of-way acquisition, geotechnical investigations and utility relocation.

The Marine Design Section is in involved in the Alaska Marine Highway System terminals statewide. Winters is the primary contact for other agencies and for coordinating these programs with Regional Director Menzies.

Winters has also worked in the department's Central Region (Aviation Design and Construction), Headquarters (Statewide Ports and Harbor's Engineer) and Southeast Region.

Winters, a 1984 University of Alaska graduate, has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He has recently retired as a Lt. Col. from Alaska National Guard which he joined in 1985. During his 22 years with the guard, Winters served tours in Saudi Arabia and Kirkuk, Iraq.