Collins Lam, PE


Title: Vice President / Department Manager, Civil Engineering
With RMTC Since: 2000-2009; 2012
Education: M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1997
B.S., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1994
Active Registration: 2001 – Civil Engineer – Hawaii
Professional Experience:

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Lam has held progressively responsible positions as a designer, project leader, and department manager. He currently heads RMTC’s Civil Engineering Department, and serves as technical advisor for the firm’s Water and Wastewater Engineering practice. Mr. Lam is a former appointee to the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Design and Construction from 2009 to 2011. As Deputy Director, and later Director, he oversaw the department’s Capital Improvement Program including approximately $450 million to $550 million in annual CIP projects falling under the purview of the department’s Civil, Wastewater, Mechanical & Electrical, and Land Divisions. He was responsible for the planning, design, and construction of the City’s major infrastructure and for the daily operations of 250 engineers, architects and construction managers within the department.

Mr. Lam has an extensive background in environmental projects involving wastewater and water system design, environmental remediation, odor control, and system troubleshooting. As a civil engineer, he has designed process mechanisms for wastewater treatment plants and pump stations.

Mr. Lam also served as Utilities Director for the Island of Lanai’s water and wastewater companies. In that capacity, he managed day-to-day operations of Island wide water and wastewater systems. During his tenure as Utilities Director, Mr. Lam developed capital improvement projects for water and wastewater infrastructure and served as public liaison for Lanai’s majority landowner at the time, Castle & Cooke Resorts, LLC, for all water and wastewater issues.