Jim Starling

For over 25 years, Jim Starling has managed large and complex transportation projects across planning, design, construction and commissioning.  His expertise extends to managing alternative delivery method contracts, including Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and Design/Build.

At Denver International Airport (DEN), he oversees planning, design and construction at one of the world’s busiest airports.  His current portfolio includes the Great Hall Project, the Concourse Expansion Program, improvements to Peña Boulevard and many other projects as part of DEN’s Vision 100 plan to prepare the airport to serve 100 million annual passengers in the near future. Jim also manages the Sustainability, Real Estate and Commercial Business divisions.  He joined DEN in November 2021.

Prior to DEN, Jim served as the Construction Program Manager of the Mid-Coast Corridor program in San Diego.  The 11-mile, $2.2 billion light-rail transit program opened on-time and within budget in 2021.

 Before going to San Diego, Jim worked for Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) for 17 years, playing a key role in expanding Metro Denver’s rail network.  As the West Rail Line Corridor Manager, Jim successfully oversaw the first FasTracks project to completion eight months ahead of schedule and under budget.  During his tenure at RTD, he also worked on the Southwest, Central Platte Valley, TREX and North Metro rail corridors.

Jim has a degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Colorado.  He served on the WTS San Diego Board and is a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction Institute.


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