Welter Joins PRIME AE’s Construction Management Practice

April 2021 | PRIME

James Welter joins PRIME AE Group, Inc. (PRIME AE) as the Senior Director of the firm’s Design-Build practice. Working from the Columbus, Ohio office, Welter will be responsible for business development, strategic planning and partnerships for Design-Build pursuits, constructability reviews, technical support, and claims mitigation.

Welter spent his entire career with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), first serving as a college intern in the Soils & Foundations Section of ODOT’s Central Testing Laboratory. Several jobs later within ODOT, he returned to the Central Testing Laboratory where he served in his most recent role as the Administrator of the Office of Materials Management and the State Testing and Materials Engineer. In this role he managed the AASHTO accredited laboratory and all of the functions including maintaining the approved products and producer lists, material research, supplier and contractor support, District testing support, and the sampling and testing of materials used on construction and maintenance projects.

“Jim’s experience in the construction management and inspection industry will add a depth of expertise to PRIME AE’s design-build practice and to the clients we serve,” said Joe Warino, PE, Senior Vice President, National CMCI operations. “We are excited to have such a well-respected professional join our team.”

Welter is an Ohio registered professional engineer and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Ohio State University.

Connect with James today: james.welter@primeeng.com

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