June 2022 - VDOT Project Development Forum
Presentation File & Attendee List
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
As the District Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Northern Virginia District, John Lynch, P.E., oversees the largest capital improvement, maintenance, and operations program in the Commonwealth. It includes the engineering, construction, maintenance, operations, and business functions for the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.
Prior to his role in the Northern Virginia District, John was the District Engineer for VDOT’s Culpeper District, which is comprised of nine counties in Central Virginia. Projects of note in the Culpeper District included the Route 29 Solutions project in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, as well as the Commonwealth’s first diverging diamond interchange in Zion Crossroads, located in Louisa County.
Before joining the Culpeper District in 2013, John served as the Director for VDOT’s Northern Virginia Megaprojects office and was responsible for providing on-time, on-budget, and safe delivery of $5 billion in transportation projects including the 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project. Previous to his time with the Megaprojects office, John served as the District Construction Engineer and the District Location and Design Engineer.
John also has over 20 years of progressively responsible design engineering experience in several private firms, after starting his career with Caltrans in the Los Angeles area.
John received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Civil Engineering from George Mason University.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) NOVA District
Nicholas J. Roper, P.E., has more than 37 years of engineering experience in the military, private, and public sectors. Nick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1982, and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Virginia in 1996. He joined VDOT in 2001 as the District Structure and Bridge Engineer, and in 2013 he became the Assistant District Engineer for Project Development, where he is currently responsible for development of over 200 transportation projects valued at nearly $3 billion as well the construction of nearly 30 local assistance projects worth $250 million. Nick retired from the US Army as a Colonel following 28 years of service on active duty and in the reserves, including deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. He resides in Occoquan, Virginia.
Chris Swanson recently took on the role of Environmental Division Director. Chris joined the VDOT Team in 2015 as MS4 Program Manager within the Location & Design Division, and subsequently became an Assistant State Location & Design Engineer. During his time in L&D, he was involved in the implementation of the Department's MS4 program, enhancement of the stormwater management standards and specifications, collaboration on the Environmental Performance Program, and advancement of resiliency initiatives.
Fairfax County Department of Transportation
For last 25 years, Pawan worked for various projects that involved Land Development, Site Design and Highway Hydraulics/Drainage/SWM along with MS4 Program and VSMP Program. He has experience with Project Management, QA/QC for Hydrology and Hydraulics Design for various projects as well as management of VDOT staff and On-Call Consultant Contracts.
Marian Carroll is the NPDES Coordinator at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Office. Marian provides NPDES oversight inspections on VDOT construction sites, and serves as a technical resource to assist the District Office meet the agency’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program goals. Prior to her work at VDOT, Marian worked as an Environmental Specialist at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Halliburton.
Marian holds a MS in Environmental Science from American University and a BA in Environmental Studies and German from The College of William & Mary. She lives in Fairfax, VA and loves her pitbull.