Alvin Dominguez, BSCET, ’83
Alvin Dominguez, P.E., is Governor Susana Martinez’ appointment for Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Transportation, unanimously confirmed by the NM State Senate in March 2011. He is a native New Mexican and has 28 years of engineering leadership experience in N.M. He has committed his career to making New Mexico’s transportation system better for all of its residents and visitors. He has championed project delivery methods, the need for current and up-to-date construction techniques, and a focus on customer service.
Dominguez began his career as a field engineer for the city of Roswell in 1985, before joining the New Mexico Department of Transportation in 1995 as a technical support engineer in the District Six Grants/Milan office. In 1996, he transferred to District One as traffic engineer, later promoted to construction engineer and eventually District One engineer from 2000 to 2007. In 2007 he was promoted to the South Region design manager in Las Cruces overseeing Districts One and Two design projects.
Significant projects overseen by Dominguez include the US 70 corridor from I-25 to the NASA Exit, including design and construction of nine interchanges; reconstruction of the I-25/Lohman Interchange, I-25/Doña Ana Interchange, I-10 six-lane expansion from Las Cruces to the Texas State line, the ongoing I-10/I-25 Interchange project and the upcoming I-25/Paseo del Norte Interchange in Albuquerque, plus many others.
Dominguez is responsible for traffic safety, environmental impact, planning, design, construction oversight, maintenance and engineering services relating to all transportation modes available in New Mexico, including transit, rail, aviation and highways. Six District Offices are responsible for constructing and maintaining 33,000 lane miles of highway infrastructure and 3,000 bridges. He oversees 2,300 employees and an annual operating budget of $840 million.
Dominguez was recently inducted into the NMSU Academy of Civil, Agricultural and Geological Engineering and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He graduated from NMSU with a bachelor of science in civil engineering technology in 1983 and is a N.M. registered professional engineer.