As a professional services company, Century West understands that our staff is our most important asset. Our clients keep coming back to us because of their relationships with the responsive, informed, and talented people who work here. From Northern Idaho to Southern Oregon, we work as a team to deliver high quality municipal and aviation consulting services.

James Kirby, PE
Portland, Oregon
Senior Project Manager
James brings over 16 years of experience providing a wide range of civil engineering consulting services to public and private clients on airport projects. James’ experience includes leading teams in all phases of the design and construction of runway, taxiway, and apron projects. James has also completed electrical, drainage, maintenance, fueling, and landside projects. One of the unique capabilities James brings to projects is his special emphasis on pavement maintenance and safety training with more than 16 years of experience as an inspector, project engineer, and project manager, including his work managing the Pavement Maintenance Program for the Oregon Department of Aviation.
  • What would surprise people about you? I am a law enforcement magnet.
  • What is your favorite quote? “Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.”
  • What superhero power would you most want? The ability to stop time.
  • What is your dream vacation? Two weeks in Yosemite with the family, stable weather, and quality time set aside for El Cap.