Jim Foste


Principal in Rancho Cordova and Roseville

Education: California State University, Sacramento | B.S. Civil Engineering – 1987

Mineta Institute, San Jose State University | M.S. Transportation Management – 2009

Registrations: Professional Civil Engineer | California #45697, Nevada #15473, Oregon #74881PE


Jim Foster has 30 years of bridge and transportation design experience, 14 with Caltrans, six years serving as a Structures Design Branch Chief and one year as a Roadway Design Branch Chief. He was responsible for managing, scheduling, assigning, coordinating, and directing project engineers to student assistants in the development of contract plans and quantities for various bridge and transportation projects.


Additionally, Jim served as an Assistant Bridge Construction Representative, Assistant Engineering Geologist, and Assistant Structures Local Assistance Engineer. While at Caltrans, he was chairman of the Engineering Service Center Quality Assurance and Quality Control Committee, Computer Committee, and a member of the Prestressed Concrete Committee.