Timothy B. Buresh, P.E., DBIA CCM

Senior Client Executive 

Technical Expertise:

Tim brings over 35 years of public and private sector expertise in the following areas:

  • General Management Expertise
  • Business Development Experience
  • Comprehensive Program Management Skills
  • Civil Design Management and Oversight
  • Industrial Design Management
  • Construction Management
  • Right-of-Way Management
  • Environmental Assessment and Mitigation Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Forensic Engineering, Litigation Support and Testimony
Key Projects:
  • Alameda Corridor Project
  • Los Angeles Unified School District  $10 billion,140 school Construction and Major Renovation Program, including the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center (formerly known as the Belmont Learning Center) in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District Facilities Program
  • California Department of Corrections Facilities at  Avenal, San Quentin, Corcoran, Coachella Valley and Wasco 
Professional Experience:

Tim is a Senior Corporate Executive with an extensive public works background and unparalleled comprehensive experience in all aspects of project development, organizational management, construction and civil engineering. He has worked on major civil engineering throughout the United States for over 35 years in both the private and public sector.

Tim has held field engineering and executive positions ranging from chief engineer to chief operating officer, for a variety of notable firms; including Los Angeles Unified School District; Jacobs Engineering; Tutor-Saliba Corporation; CRSS Constructors; Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall; ICF Kaiser Engineers; and Martin K. Eby Construction.

Tim also provides complete litigation support for PrimeSource clients. He is well seasoned at working with clients and attorneys to analyze complicated engineering and technical issues, with a goal toward resolving even the most contentious and complex disputes. Tim has participated in numerous mediations, with an unparalleled ability to make the often complex technical issues easily understood by all parties. Tim has also served as an expert witness at depositions and at civil trials.

Chief Engineer, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA)

Tim led the Construction and Engineering Team for the Alameda Corridor Project where he oversaw all design, construction, support and operational aspects of this regional $2.4 billion rail consolidation project.  Under Tim’s guidance, the Corridor was made operational exactly on schedule and almost $100 million under budget.

Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

After the Corridor was completed, Tim was recruited by then-Superintendent Roy Romer to oversee this agency in crisis. At LAUSD, Tim was charged with reforming the District’s business, contracting and procurement operations, long criticized as being antiquated and inefficient and worked closely with the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee to manage the expenditures of Bond Measure K funds.  As the District’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim restructured the Facilities Group to effectively deliver a $10 billion – 140 school new construction and major renovation program; restoring credibility, and successfully passed $7 billion in new bonds.  In addition to his leadership of the Facilities Division, Tim was responsible for all business operations of this District of almost 750,000 students, oversaw an annual operating budget of over $7 billion, and managed 48,000 employees.

Southern California Regional Manager, California High Speed Rail Authority

As Southern California Regional Manager for the California High Speed Rail Authority, Tim was responsible for managing the project between Bakersfield and San Diego during the preliminary engineering and project definition phase and identified over $10 billion in project cost reductions through value engineering, improved route selection, clarification of engineering requirements, and coordination with other public agencies.

Private Sector Experience

Tim also has extensive experience in the private sector.  As Vice-President at Tutor-Saliba Corporation, Tim was responsible for overseeing approximately $1 billion in ongoing hospital and university laboratory projects, as well as developing and implementing the company’s first engineering and technical recruiting and training program. During his tenure at Jacobs Engineering, Tim managed all civil projects on the West Coast including bridges, highways, transit, ports, water and wastewater, and was also responsible for business development, recruitment, and profitability of all projects. At Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall (DMJM), Tim managed the industrial service unit with niche expertise in metal plating and finishing, process control systems, and industrial water treatment, shepherding multiple projects from design through construction. At ICF Kaiser Engineers, Tim managed the Industrial Division with international work in the iron, steel, alumina and aluminum industries.

Education and Professional Organizations:

Tim received his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Denver. Tim is a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in California, Arizona and Washington and is a member of the California State Bar.

Tim is associated with several professional organizations, including Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.