Vice President & Operations Manager
“I enjoy the complicated, messy, problematic nature of our industry and working as a part of a team to devise solutions, whether a day’s challenge is geotechnical, weather, materials, or stakeholder related. Each day presents a new puzzle to solve with people I enjoy and respect.”
Mike Jenkins' 27-year career in construction has covered a broad range of projects, large and small, many of them complex. He has been instrumental in leading Barnard’s expansion into power transmission construction. Over the last seven years this has included the successful, safe completion of challenging transmission and substation projects across California, Texas, Nevada, Missouri and Montana. In that time, Mr. Jenkins' projects have ranged from construction of 62 miles of new double-circuit 230kV transmission line for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to a temporary shoofly and permanent transmission line reroute at Oroville Dam in response to its spillway failure.
Currently, Mr. Jenkins is overseeing a major EPC upgrade project to replace 184 circuit miles of double-circuit 220kV transmission lines, as well as a large EPC substation rebuild, both in Southern California. As Operations Manager, Mike leads projects from estimating through design and construction, also working with owners, engineers and stakeholders in a Partnering atmosphere.