Director of Construction Management
Port of Long Beach California
Darrin D. Lambrigger, P.E., is the Director of the Construction Management Division of the Engineering Services Bureau’s Program Delivery Group at the Port of Long Beach, California.
He joined the Port in November 2011 as Deputy Chief Harbor Engineer, was promoted to Assistant Director of Construction Management in August 2015, named Acting Director in June 2017 and promoted to Director in February 2018 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, governing body for the Port of Long Beach.
The Port's Engineering Services Bureau is made up of two groups – the Design and Maintenance Group and the Program Delivery Group. The later includes Program Management, Project Controls and Construction Management led by Mr. Lambrigger. He reports to the Senior Director of the Program Delivery Group and Chief Harbor Engineer.
Mr. Lambrigger oversees the ongoing construction of the Port's $4 billion-plus capital improvement program – the biggest marine port construction program in the nation – including the Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment Project and the replacement for the Gerald Desmond Bridge. Middle Harbor will be the world's first all-electric, emission-free terminal and dramatically increase the Port's container capacity. When completed, California's first cable-stayed bridge for motor vehicles and the city's tallest structure will provide better Port access for megaships passing below, additional lanes and safety features for truck and commuter traffic, community access with bicycle lanes and outlook points, and a spectacular new landmark on the California coast. The Port is also focusing on rail upgrades, including the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility that will provide the space to assemble trains more efficiently, loading containers directly onto rail cars at the dock and eliminating polluting truck traffic.
Before joining the Port staff, he was a Port consultant beginning in 2008, working on the Pier G Administration and Operations Building projects. As Senior Supervising Construction Engineer with Parsons Brinkerhoff from 2004 to 2011, other projects included the LAX South Runway Reconstruction Project, the Coronado Unified School District Modernization and New Construction Program, and the Huntington Beach City School District Modernization Program.
Earlier in his career, he was Construction Manager with Pacifica Services, Inc., for a variety of projects.
Mr. Lambrigger earned both his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has been a Professional Engineer in the State of California since 1994, a Certified Construction Manager since 2008, and is a director with the Construction Management Association of America Southern California Chapter Foundation.
Mr. Lambrigger makes his home in El Segundo, California. Away from work, he enjoys playing indoor and outdoor volleyball, RV camping trips and off-road motorcycle adventures.
The Port of Long Beach is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability. As the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, the Port handles trade valued at more than $194 billion annually and supports 1.4 million trade-related jobs cross the nation, including more than 300,000 in Southern California. Again named Best Green Seaport worldwide in 2018, the Port is committed to environmentally sustainable practices and policies that also improve operational efficiency. This includes an unprecedented $46.5 million Community Grants Program to lessen Port impacts on air quality, traffic, noise and water quality. Founded in 1911, the Port today encompasses 3,200 acres with 35 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 80 berths and 66 gantry cranes. In 2017, the Port handled more than 7.5 million container units, the best year in its history.