Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. or VHB is a multidisciplinary American civil engineering consulting and design firm headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts with offices throughout the country. The company was founded in 1978 by Bob Vanasse, Rich Hangen, Robert S. Brustlin, William J. Roache, and John Kennedy. The company primarily focuses on transportation and land development. VHB was a finalist in the US DOT Safety Visualization Challenge. VHB works on a variety of transportation civil engineering projects in the Northeast and along the east coast.
VHB was the lead designer and project manager for the South Coast Rail project. In 2018, VHB received a Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for their work on South Coast Rail bridges. VHB also is developing the permitting and environmental review for the Brooklyn–Queens Connector.
In 2018 VHB ranked 69th on the Engineering News-Record ranking of the Top Design Firms. In 2019 they ranked 62nd. In the Engineering News-Record 2019 top design firms by sector, VHB ranked #5 in Massachusetts, #3 in New Hampshire, #2 in Rhode Island and #1 in Vermont.
In 2018 VHB was named as the Women in Transportation Employer of the Year.
In 2009 VHB opened an office in Albany, NY. In 2010 VHB acquired New York based Saccardi & Schiff and Orlando based MSCW. In 2011 VHB acquired New York based Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates. In 2012 VHB opened an office in South Portland, Maine. IN 2013 VHB acquired Raleigh, NC based Martin/Alexiou/Bryson. In 2015 VHB acquired Orlando based GMB Engineers & Planners Inc. In 2019 VHB acquired Burlington, VT based The Johnson Company.
Highest paying job titles at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc include Civil Engineer, Transportation Engineer, and Survey Manager