Two engineers will take on new roles in Ayres’ growing Fort Collins, Colorado, office. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, John Hunt, PE, will assume a business development strategist role focused on cultivating opportunities in the West, and water resources engineer Anthony Alvarado, PE, CFM, will take over Hunt’s position as manager of the Stream and Stormwater Group.
Hunt, who has more than 30 years of experience in water resources engineering, will retain some project management responsibilities in 2021 but will also spend time promoting Ayres’ industry leadership in the field of hydrology and hydraulics and will serve as client service manager for key clients. Hunt has been responsible for managing projects in bridge hydraulics, scour analysis, culvert design, and roadway drainage, and he has been responsible for the hydraulics, scour, and countermeasure studies for hundreds of bridges throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Hunt is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California Davis and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University. He’s a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers.
Alvarado will head the Stream and Stormwater Group as it leads the way on river hydraulics and tackles clients’ challenges on channel improvements, floodplains, and the complex intersection of water with bridges and roadways. Alvarado has been with Ayres for 20 years and is a project manager responsible for projects in bridge hydraulics, scour analysis, countermeasure design, hydraulic modeling, floodplain mapping and permitting, and GIS projects related to hydrology and hydraulics. He has been responsible for the hydraulic design of scour and stream instability countermeasures at sites nationwide. Alvarado is adept at managing resources, creating winning teams, and keeping client service at the forefront.
Alvarado is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, Florida, Texas, and New Mexico and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University. Alvarado is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association of State Floodplain Managers, and the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers.
Hunt and Alvarado have received awards for their instruction of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) courses relating to their specialties.