James Yamamoto, PE


Title: Vice President / Senior Project Manager
With RMTC Since: 1979
Education: M.S., Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1979
B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, 1978
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Whitman College, 1978
Active Registration: 1983 – Civil Engineer – Hawaii
Professional Experience: Mr. Yamamoto serves as a technical expert and quality control manager on many projects undertaken by RMTC. He has been involved in a broad range of projects including drainage, sewer and water plans; drainage designs; new development and redevelopment master plans; flood analyses, and transportation projects. He is known throughout the state for his expertise in hydraulic engineering, watershed management and water source development. He has managed numerous Flood Insurance Studies for FEMA and other clients involving hydrologic studies, flood risk assessments, and flood plain mapping, and is knowledgable about hydraulic and hydrologic data and methods recommended by the Water Resources Council, National Resource Conservation Services, and the United States Geological Survey. He has also assisted various municipalities in the development of island-wide water resource plans and storm drainage standards.  Mr. Yamamoto frequently provides interagency consultation for projects requiring agreements on technical and institutional issues.