Tom Bacus

Senior Consultant

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Expertise: Business Development | Leadership Development | Strategic Planning | Project Management


Tom is a highly experienced planning and design professional with over 25 years in the transportation, land development, and sustainability fields. He has extensive experience in business development, operations, project delivery, program management, training, leadership development and strategic planning.

Tom currently serves as California Regional Operations Manager for HW Lochner, a national consulting engineering firm. At Lochner, Tom is focused on post-merger integration of acquired firms in the Western US.

Over his career, Tom has managed projects at all scales from $10K planning studies through $100M design build programs. Many of his projects have been large scale and have focused on making positive impacts on communities and the environment through major infrastructure investments.

Tom has held various leadership roles throughout his career, including office and market leadership, executive leadership, and companywide operations, and is particularly skilled at developing business strategy, opening new markets and geographies, and implementing business processes.

Throughout his career, Tom has worked in a range of firm sizes from small founder-led startups like Sherwood Design Engineers, privately held firms like Carter & Burgess and Nelson\Nygaard (Perkins Will), and large publicly traded firms like IBI Group. He has led teams of engineers, planners, architects, and landscape architects.

He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Texas A&M University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Utah.