Program Management

The Program Management Division is a multi-disciplinary group of managers, engineers, technicians, and financial professionals with responsibility for managing, supporting and delivery of the DOT’s annual transportation program.

The DOT’s overall program management and project delivery are accomplished through the following inter-dependent but distinct functional areas of the Division: Statewide Transportation Improvement Progam (STIP), Project Production and Scheduling Unit, Plans Specifications & Estimating Bureau, Professional Services Contracts Unit, Value Engineering Program, Hazardous Materials Investigation Bureau, Bridge Bureau, Drainage Design Bureau, and Traffic Technical Support Bureau.

The Division is committed to program management and delivery rated, “Best Value,” while carefully considering the intent and flexibility offered by policy and regulation.

Rhonda Lopez, Program Management Director Cell: 505-231-4094, 

Related Resources

Infrastructure Functional Units:


Project Production & Scheduling Unit

The Project Production & Scheduling Bureau is charged with the overall management of the transportation improvement program which includes projects scheduled for contract letting. Management's responsibility is to maintain and support the DOT’s multi-project scheduling system (Program Project Management System – PPMS). The scheduling component of PPMS is driven by Primavera scheduling software. The products of PPMS are varying types of scheduling and production reports that allow the DOT to assess the status of the program and make key decisions regarding program delivery. These reports also serve the construction community which allows them to plan their resources and opportunities for bidding.

1120 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505

Process Environmental Linkage (PEL) Project Development Workflow Charts

  • NMDOT Project Development Process (1) PDF
  • NMDOT PEL Design WorkflowProject Production & Scheduling Bureau (2) PDF
  • NMDOT PEL Design WorkflowProject Production & Scheduling Bureau (3) PDF
  • Activities Description Manual - For use with Process Environmental Linkage (PEL) Workflow and Primavera P6 Version 7 July 2010 PDF (1.83 MB)

Bridge Design Section

The Bridge Design Section provides structural design services that result in cost effective, functional, durable and safe bridges and structures for transportation projects.  The Section generates bridge/structural scoping reports, designs bridge and structural drawings, and develops and furnishes bridge and structural standards and specifications.

Kathy Crowell, P.E., Bridge Design Section Manager, State Bridge Design Engineer Phone: 505-470-5663 


Drainage Design Bureau

The Drainage Design Bureau provides analysis and design of safe, efficient, economical, and environmentally sensitive drainage facilities for NMDOT transportation projects. The Bureau supports project development efforts of the Districts and Design Regions with technical expertise in hydrology and hydraulics of structures including bridges, culverts, urban drainage and storm drains, and erosion and scour mitigation. The ultimate goal is to ensure economic design, constructability, and sustainability of NMDOT drainage structures.

NMDOT is a permittee in the EPA's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. The NMDOT MS4 program is managed by Antonio Griego in the Environmental Bureau. Please contact Antonio for any questions or issues related to the MS4 program.

Burke Lokey, Drainage Design Manager Office: 505.660.5614
1120 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe, NM 87505-7500


Traffic Technical Support Bureau

The Bureau is responsible for providing traffic engineering leadership and expertise to provide for a safe and efficient transportation system. The Bureau manages the State Access Management Manual which details the administrative procedures and engineering methods used by the NMDOT to actively manage access to and from the state highway system. The Bureau assures compliance with design regulations and policies by managing related standard drawings and specifications related to all traffic and transportation elements.

Afshin Jian, P.E., Manager Office: 505 795-5993 

1120 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe, NM 87505


Hazardous Materials Investigation Bureau

In an effort to minimize the risk of regulatory enforcement against the NMDOT, cost overruns, and in support of worker safety, the Hazardous Materials Investigation Bureau (HMIB) maintains three programs: 

The Hazardous Materials Investigation Program - the HMIB identifies and assesses hazardous material-related conditions for their impact on NMDOT construction projects and also provides investigation guidance to municipalities and tribal governments for their own transportation projects.

The Underground Storage Tank Remediation Program - the HMIB manages the monitoring and remediation of fuel releases on properties owned by the Department.

Technical Assistance Program – the HMIB offers regulatory and investigation assistance to NMDOT offices on non-project related concerns.


For assistance, please contact:

Audrey Moore, Manager Office: 505-490-1850
Larry Kemp, UST Remediation Program Manager
Office: 505-670-4644
Monica Stefanoff, Geoscientist,
Office: 505-819-7330

Engineering & Design Consultants Procedure for Determining Overhead Rate

State Departments of Transportation are required to provide reasonable assurance that Architectural and Engineering Consulting Firms are in compliance with the Federal Cost Principles on Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP) funds. This procedure will establish the process in which the NMDOT will determine that compliance.


  • Independent Auditor’s Report on Statement of Direct Labor, Fringe Benefits, and General Overhead PDF AND Independent Auditor’s Report on Internal Controls and Compliance PDF
  • The AASHTO Internal Control Questionnaire for Consulting Engineers (ICQ) PDF
  • Documentation sufficient to establish the reasonableness and allowability of executive compensation (see sample National Compensation Matrix) XLS
  • The Consultant Cost Certification document PDF


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