Executive Project Director | Linxs
Sharon Gookin currently serves as the Executive Project Director of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) Constructors joint-venture consortium, where she is responsible for the successful design and construction of the $4.9 billion Automated People Mover (APM) project in Los Angeles, California. The APM contract, which was awarded to LINXS in January 2018, is the centerpiece of Los Angeles World Airport’s (LAWA’s) multi-billion-dollar Landside Access Modernization Program. In her capacity as Project Director, Ms. Gookin oversees all business operation, design and construction programs under the APM contract, which includes the procurement of vehicle manufacturing.
The scope of her leadership role at LINXS is such that Ms. Gookin is directly responsible for the successful delivery and execution of the APM at LAX by 2023. Before joining LINXS, Ms. Gookin worked on mega-infrastructure projects across the United States. With over 25 years of experience, she has an impressive background and a proven track-record in both project development and project execution of major infrastructure projects delivered using Public-Private Partnership and Design-Build execution models.
Ms. Gookin has managed multiple phases of project development on previous projects, including consultant selection, contract negotiation, geometric approval, right-of-way acquisition, utility coordination, environmental permitting, railroad coordination, and preparation of plans, specifications, estimates and contract documents. Her previous mega-project management experiences have also included the direct responsibility and oversight for contracts, procurement, finance, human resources, payroll, project controls, document control and information technology departments.
Ms. Gookin received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree from California State University, San Luis Obispo. She then went on to receive her Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering, with a major emphasis in Structural Engineering, from the University of California Berkeley.