Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineer
Quincy Allen is the District Engineer for the Houston District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). He oversees the department operations in the counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller (the Houston District is the largest district in Texas). His duties include maintaining an effective and coordinated operation for the Houston District. He is responsible for the development of work programs to meet transportation needs including construction, maintenance, and traffic control. He also acts as a consultant to other staff members on administration, programming, planning, construction, design, maintenance, traffic, and right-of-way in order to coordinate operations. He also serves on several district and agency committees.
Quincy received his Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas in 1984 and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Houston in 1990. Quincy has 31 years of experience in transportation engineering. His career with TxDOT began in Houston in 1985, and he became licensed as a professional engineer in Texas in 1991. Quincy was assigned the position of Area Engineer for the East Harris Area office in October 1997. During this time, this office administered many construction contracts including contracts to remove the Baytown Tunnel and reconstruction of US 59/Spur 527. He became Area Engineer for the Southeast Harris Area office in September 2008 when the South and East Harris Area offices were combined. In May 2009, Quincy became the Director of Maintenance for the Houston District. In this position, he oversaw completion of the John W. Johnson ferry and the development of Houston District’s first performance based routine maintenance contract. Quincy also guided the Houston District maintenance sections through several challenging budget years. He became the Deputy District Engineer in March 2012 and moved into the District Engineer position on April 1, 2015.
Quincy Allen was born and raised in Houston. He and his family make their home in Houston. He and his wife Janet are very proud of their sons Will and Ben who are 7th generation Houstonians. Will is an Eagle Scout and a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi. He now resides in Memphis, Tennessee. Ben is an Eagle Scout and recently began attending school at the University of Mississippi.