2009 CTUAA-SC Outstanding Alumni Award
Mr. Peter Liangbao Liu graduated from Southwest Jiaotong University in 1983 with a BS in the field of Civil Engineering. He received his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1990 and his MBA at the Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine in 2008.
Mr. Liu is an accomplished Engineering Executive with more than 24 years experience in the field of civil engineering with expertise in structural engineering. He credits the firm’s success to the creative and innovative vision, professional talents and the superior value delivered to clients by adhering to their proven operating principles. Prior to joining PacRim Engineering as a President, he served as the Vice President and Division Manager at Willdan, a publicly traded leading provider of outsourced civil engineering services to small and mid-sized public agencies in California and other western states, for over twelve years. Willdan is among the Top 500 Design Firms ranked by the Engineering News-Record. He also held senior positions at Parsons Transportation Group, one of the largest engineering firms based in Pasadena, California, and at T. Y. Lin International, a well known bridge designer based in San Francisco with signature bridges all over the world.
Mr. Liu’s international tenure included technical post at the Chinese Ministry of Railway, and several commissions in Asia and South America.
During his professional career, he has led cross-functional teams to execute multi-disciplinary projects in infrastructure, bridges, transportation, buildings, and architecture for a wide range of government clients and private customers. Some of the known projects Mr. Liu participated include the Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit, The Orange County Toll Roads, The award winning Garvey Avenue Bridge in Rosemead, California. Most recently, he participated in the Concept Design Competition for the Hu-Men Second Bridge in Guangzhou, China, which was awarded as the second prize winner.
He is a registered Civil Engineer in States of California, Arizona, and Nevada. He is also a registered Structural Engineer in the State of California. He lives in Irvine, California with his lovely wife and three adorable sons.