Dallas District Engineer
Mohamed "Mo" Bur, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Dallas District.
The district comprises seven counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall. Bur's appointment as district engineer took effect June 11, 2018.
Bur began his engineering career as an intern for three summers with the Maryland State Highway Administration. He joined TxDOT in 1997 in the San Angelo Area Office, and transferred to the Dallas District Roadway Design Section in June 2002. There, he managed the SH 161 project in Grand Prairie, the Spur 366/Woodall Rodgers Extension, and Project Pegasus. Bur also managed the design team for the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, a cable-stayed suspension bridge that was the first of its kind in North Texas.
In 2011, Bur became the project delivery office supervisor responsible for the district’s consultant management, contracts, funding and programming, district review, scheduling, hydraulic section, right-of-way mapping, and survey sections. In 2013, Bur was named the central service center manager for the Professional Engineering Procurement Services Division, serving the professional engineering procurement needs of all 19 non-metro districts and 14 divisions. He rejoined the Dallas District in 2014, as director of transportation planning and development. In July 2017, Bur was named the Dallas deputy district engineer.
Bur is the 2017 recipient of the DeWitt C. Greer Award. He also has served on various committees, including the House Bill 20 Committee that set guidance for project selection for Proposition 1 and 7 funding, and also served on a committee to establish a new software program for project delivery support. Bur oversees a portfolio of planning projects valued at $24 billion, a construction portfolio of traditional construction projects valued at more than $2 billion, along with multiple district-led design-build projects in procurement and construction valued at almost $5 billion.
Bur is a 1996 graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with an emphasis on transportation and hydraulics. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and watching college sports, especially the University of Maryland Terrapins and the Tennessee Volunteers.