City of Phoenix Street Transportation Director/City Engineer, Wylie Bearup was named to the American Public Works Association (APWA) National Top 10 Public Works Leaders of the Year list.

Each Top 10 Leader will be honored during the Awards Ceremony of the APWA 2013 International Public Works Congress & Exposition at McCormick Place in Chicago in late August.

Bearup will also be presented the Top 10 PW Leaders award locally at an Award Ceremony and reception on Tuesday, June 4  at the Phoenix Convention Center, West Building Lobby.

APWA annually recognizes 10 of the most outstanding public works professionals from across the U.S. and Canada for their career-long dedication and service, professionalism and expertise in public works infrastructure.

As one of the most coveted and prestigious awards presented by the association, the Top 10 Public Works Leader award is given to honor the public works professional’s career, in which he or she demonstrated excellence in public works, services and infrastructure in his community through advancement of public works services and technology.

Bearup has more than 37 years of public works experience with both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the City of Phoenix, where he currently serves as Street Transportation Director and City Engineer.

His professional experience focuses on managing all facets of engineering/architectural design and construction for a broad array of major projects, including international projects.

He is also recognized as a project delivery methods expert and is sought after to speak on a variety of topics at the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, he has research experience in heavy civil engineering and construction with both the USACE and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

“Wylie Bearup truly embodies the vision of APWA, educating the public on the critical role public works plays in our communities, empowering his staff to excel extending the progression of leadership into the future, as well as being a resource to others around the U.S. who need his expertise,” said Sr. Vice President, Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors, Amanda McGennis, of Phoenix.

Bearup participated in drafting and passing the original Alternate Project Delivery Methods (APDM) legislation in Arizona and then moved rapidly to utilize the methods when he joined the City of Phoenix.

Leveraging his experience using design-build and indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts with the USACE, Bearup was able to implement new procedures, and began using all three of the new methods within a year of passage of the legislation.

Under Bearup’s direction, the City of Phoenix has been one of the leading practitioners in the country in the use of the APDM. Since 2000, the City has successfully completed an array of ADPM efforts — including execution of 246 JOC contracts with 5,372 individual job order agreements, each representing discrete projects totaling $754M; implementation of 52 design-build projects totaling $1.14B; and completion of 300 CMAR projects totaling $6B.