Rail and transportation leader rejoins Mount Laurel-based Hill International

Construction management firm Hill International on Wednesday said that Thomas J. Spearing III has rejoined the company as senior vice president and rail and transportation sector leader.

In this new role, Spearing will provide sector-defining leadership of major transit, rail and related infrastructure programs and projects from concept to completion.

Spearing comes to Mount Larel-based Hill with an engineering career spanning more than three decades. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, major strategic pursuits at AECOM. He also held leadership positions with HNTB and the STV Group. Previously, Spearing was instrumental in guiding Hill through some of the company’s most expansive years, holding the positions of senior vice president, chief strategy officer; president, Project Management Group; and, ultimately, regional president of Hill’s Project Management Group, overseeing all of the company’s project management and construction management operations across North America.

“Hill has always been a unique company with a unique mission,” Spearing said. “We’re exclusively focused on representing owners’ best interests, and that’s a powerful message for agencies and owners looking for the right partners to deliver their expansion and maintenance programs and new alignments. I’m excited to rejoin Hill, work with the team and build our sector.”

Hill CEO Raouf Ghali says of Spearing’s return: “Hill is an infrastructure firm, and in the U.S. especially, transportation infrastructure is an exciting and vibrant market. Bringing Tom aboard gives us one of the sector’s best and brightest and places him in a position where he can truly help deliver the infrastructure of change for our clients.”