Michael Amling Joins AZTEC to Lead West Coast Environmental Division

IRVINE (February 20, 2023) – AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. (AZTEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of TYPSA Group, welcomes Michael (Mike) Amling as Senior Vice President (SVP) and West Coast Region Environmental Manager. In this new executive and senior leadership role, Mike will develop and grow AZTEC’s environmental practice in the West Coast Region, focusing on expanding existing client opportunities and developing new lines of business. He is based in our Irvine, California office.

“I’m really excited to start in this new role with AZTEC, to expand on the great work being done now and what we can build into the future,” Mike Amling said. “The services and offerings from AZTEC are an amazing opportunity for clients and teaming partners to move priority projects forward.”  

Mike has 30 years of environmental planning, compliance and urban design experience and will apply this expertise and client relationships to grow AZTEC’s environmental operations on the West Coast. He has led numerous environmental on-call contracts including the City of Los Angeles, Caltrans, and LA Metro. Mike has a broad base of experience in markets ranging from transportation to ports to the energy sector. Additionally, he has provided quality oversight, including strategic advisory roles, on several high-profile environmental planning projects in California including the Brightline West, California High-Speed Rail and the I-605 Corridor Improvement Project.  

“We are fortunate to have Mike joining our team. To have someone join your company with his level of experience and business skills, along with his established client relations and overall knowledge of the markets, is a game changer,” said Michael Shirley, AZTEC Senior Vice president and Environmental Practice Leader. “Besides being great at what he does, he is one of the most down-to-earth people you can imagine meeting.”  

Prior to joining AZTEC, Mike grew his career at a leading environmental consulting services firm where he last served as its SVP and Southern California Regional Operations Leader. Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1991. He holds professional memberships with the American Planning Association, Association of Environmental Professionals and American Public Works Association – Orange County Chapter.


AZTEC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TYPSA Group, is a multi-disciplinary engineering, land surveying and environmental consulting firm assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, and maintain critical infrastructure. TYPSA is a global engineering, environmental, and architectural firm with annual revenues of over $250 million and more than 3,300 staff in 50 offices worldwide. In the US, AZTEC is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and employs over 180 professional, technical, and support personnel in seven offices. AZTEC is consistently recognized as a premier engineering firm by industry partners. 

 AZTEC’s Environmental Practice began with one person in 2002 and has since grown to a full-service, one-stop shop of over 45 professionals providing the full gamut of environmental and landscape architecture services. This growth has been primarily driven by repeat business from a variety of public agencies and private entities, which demonstrates our clients’ trust in us to help deliver their projects and programs.

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