PMA People

Q&A with our People

Bruce Stephan

, San Francisco

What current project(s) are you working on?
I am multi-tasking on several home office assignments including LA Metro Best Practices Study; Santa Clara Valley Water District Construction General and Special Provisions Re-write; Port Authority of NY & NJ Functional Requirements for a new Contract and Document Management System, NYC Department of Design & Construction Schedule Delay Analysis; Novo Nordisk Contract Risk Review and Federal Transit Administration PM Oversight Consultant PMOC.

What is your career highlight so far?
The highlight of my career at PMA is having founded, grown and led two major Regions (Mid Atlantic & the West). I love to create new things; and PMA has provided me an unparalleled opportunity to do so while continuing to build both technical and soft skills. PMA’s truly unique corporate culture creates never-ending opportunities for anyone interested in doing more than just the day-to-day grind.

What is something new or innovative happening in your industry?
A major innovation in the industry that has dramatically changed construction since I started is the use of more collaborative contracting mechanisms like Design-Build, Public Private Partnerships, CM/GC, CM at Risk and Integrated Project Delivery. These all have taken the industry from an adversarial battle between owners and contractors to a more efficient, productive, and dare I say fun way to successfully build projects.

What university or college did you graduate from?
I graduated Manhattan College with a BS in Civil Engineering and Golden Gate University with a law degree.

What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)?
The great outdoors, be it a mountain, the ocean or a hike in the City.

Fun Fact!
I have run the NYC Marathon three times and rafted down the Colorado River for 17 days.