James Calderone, PE, DBIA
Jim Calderone knows the value of teamwork and he's able to apply his passion for collaborating with others on a regular basis as the director of design-build for our Industrial Unit. “The best part of my workday,” he says, “is when I know I gave someone good advice or direction on something they sought help on."
His experience spans over 30 years in engineering, construction, and the design-build industry for industrial and power clients. As one of the firm’s Industrial Unit leaders, Jim is responsible for the successful completion of all design-build projects for our industrial clients. He works across our organizations to enable efficiency between project teams and to produce positive results for clients.
A jack of all trades, Jim has worked in industries of automotive, power, metals, mining, chemical, food and beverage, material handling, and more. He has been responsible for delivering various design-build projects during his career, with costs ranging from $500,000 to more than $90 million and featuring a mix of technical disciplines.
“I love design-build and engineer-procure-construct projects. These delivery approaches are the future and allow us to help clients solve their issues as a one stop shop—starting a project from its infancy and taking it all the way through construction and operation. They allow us to deliver a final project that helps the owner manufacture a new product, solve an environmental issue or just increase their workspace or manufacturing capacity,” he says.