Jim Klein has joined HLR as a senior structural engineer and will be working out of the engineering firm’s Springfield office, located at 3085 Stevenson Dr.  Klein has more than  40 years of experience with transportation-related and structural projects in both the public and private sectors. His responsibilities at HLR will include supervision of civil site design, preliminary design and structural design of bridge and highway projects for state and local public agencies.

Klein joined HLR after 21 years at the Illinois Department of Transportation where he served as the unit chief of local bridges, as well as acting bureau chief of local roads and streets. Prior to that, he had worked as an engineering consultant. Klein holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

HLR provides engineering, environmental and surveying services for public agencies and private sector clients. The firm is headquartered in Elgin and also has offices in Woodridge and Mt. Carmel, Illinois, in addition to Springfield.

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