Younkins-Windom, LLC is led by President and Chief Engineer Amy Windom, who has more than thirty years of consulting experience.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (BS Civil Engineering) and the University of Florida (ME Civil Engineering), her portfolio includes key transportation clients such as:
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Districts One and Five,
- Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise,
- Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), and
- South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA).
In addition, her past projects served utility clients such as Duke Energy, the City of Cocoa, and Orlando Utilities Commission.
Services are based on extensive experience and expertise: 1) leading Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies and NEPA documentation, 2) coordinating environmental permits for local, state, and federal agencies, and 3) developing and/or reviewing final designs. Other notable achievements include successful Federal Grant applications for road and rail efforts. One example is the SunRail Positive Train Control funding awarded in 2018.
Younkins-Windom understands complex planning projects to support decision-making for the best use of available funds. Important steps are:
- Knowing existing conditions by gathering available data (as-built plans, permits, news articles) and by interviewing key stakeholders (operations and maintenance personnel, environmental permit agencies, nearby residents/businesses);
- Setting criteria to determine the range of solutions available;
- Facilitating input from stakeholders by clearly showing information and incorporating feasible ideas; and
- Documenting the evaluation, outreach, and decisions in the project diary to garner support for the path forward.
This systematic approach is a proven benefit moving from planning to design, permitting, and construction. The list below provides the range of successful multi-phase services previously provided:
- Wekiva Parkway from corridor planning (2001), through PD&E (2005-2012) as drainage/floodplain lead, and environmental permits (2013-2015) for the CFX segments, which included coordinating five consultant design packages for two permit submittals; preparing associated dredge/fill sketches and with wetland mitigation; and negotiating sand skink habitat mitigation fees with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
- I-95 Widening from Brevard County Line to SR 514: Managed the PD&E documentation (2006). Led design permitting efforts (2010), and cleared right-of-way after presentation to Florida Acquisition and Restoration Council (2011) for design-build advertisement.
- City of Cocoa Dyal Water Treatment Plant Expansion to add the surface water treatment system from the Taylor Creek Reservoir: Design (1996-1997), Permitting (1996-1997), Construction (permit as-builts submitted in 2000).