LEADING BY EXAMPLE (in alphabetic order)

The technical and engineering team of KS Engineers is comprised of award winning, licensed professionals with more than 200 years of combined experience in the field. The diversity of this team reflects the diversity of our firm and the wide range of services that we offer. KSE’s engineering leaders understand the importance of leading by example. Their commitment and shared vision has helped to grow KS Engineers into a highly-regarded civil, structural, survey and construction management firm with the ability to address any design or construction challenge.
Kamal Shahid, P.E., President

Kamal Shahid, P.E. is the founder of KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) who established the firm in 1991 in New York City. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, KSE has established itself among the Top 500 Engineering Firms (as ranked by Engineering News-Record) and as a leading service provider of engineering, survey and construction management services in the region.

Mr. Shahid holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and is a licensed professional engineer in NY and NJ. He has been nominated twice by the American Society of Civil Engineers (North Jersey Branch and Section) as “Engineer of the Year”. He is an active member of various industry associations including the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in NY and NJ, where he serves on several committees. Prior to founding this firm, Mr. Shahid served as a project manager with NJ Transit Corporation where he was responsible for inspection and maintenance of Agency’s bridges statewide. He also served as Project Manager for PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation) and the Quality Assurance Division of the Port Authority of NY & NJ. He managed various inspection, rehabilitation and capital improvement projects for the Authority’s bridges, tunnels and PATH facilities. Mr. Shahid also directed the Tunnel Liner Bolt Replacement program for PATH tunnels under the Hudson River.

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shahid is responsible for corporate quality assurance, overall client satisfaction, marketing, new business development and financial management of the firm. He also provides the corporate leadership and vision for strategic growth of the firm.

Mr. Shahid can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at kshahid@kseng.com.
Diego Alaimo, P.E., Senior Vice President, Construction Services, NY City

Mr. Alaimo is a licensed professional engineer in the states of NY, NJ, PA, CT and FL. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in design and construction management of transportation and wastewater projects. He has managed complex engineering projects throughout the Northeast from proposal, to design and construction. These projects have ranged in size from $1M to $85M. Mr. Alaimo possesses through knowledge of the construction industry in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Mr. Alaimo is responsible for managing construction services for KSE in New York and also serves as the manager for our New York City Office.

Mr. Alaimo can be reached at our New York, NY office at 212.616.2657, or by email at dalaimo@kseng.com.
James D. Adams, P.E., Vice President, Construction Services

Mr. James D. Adams, PE joined KSE as Vice President in May 2016. He is responsible for managing KSE’s Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) and Quality Assurance (QA) contract for the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project. This ambitious $1 billion Public-Private Partnership (P3) project is the first of its kind for the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Mr. Adams is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of engineering, construction, and project management experience on projects of varying complexity and size. He is an experienced leader, capable of leading and managing diverse teams in both stable and changing environments. He is experienced in construction engineering and management, municipal engineering, operations management, and facilities management.

Prior to joining the KSE, Mr. Adams led a large team of professionals in the New Jersey Schools Development Authority’s (NJSDA’s) Office of Program Operations. His team was responsible for delivering assigned Capital Projects in accordance with Board-approved charters and the SOP for Program Operations, ensuring a quality product for the students of the State of New Jersey and providing fiscal responsibility to taxpayers. This included management of design, construction, and closeout of assigned Capital Projects. At the NJSDA, Mr. Adams also served as Regional Director for the Newark Regional Office, managing the design and construction oversight activities for emergent and Capital Projects with a staff of over 25 members.

Prior to his leadership role at the NJSDA, Mr. Adams served as the Director of Engineering for the City of Newark, New Jersey's biggest metropolis, providing comprehensive planning, programming, design, construction, operation and maintenance activities to preserve and expand the city's facilities and infrastructure. His prior leadership roles also include Senior Resident Engineer for the Port Authority of NY and NJ at various facilities and Construction Engineer for the New Jersey Highway Authority. In addition, he served as Associate Vice President for Real Estate Development and Facilities Operations at New Jersey City University. In that capacity, he provided administration of the University's property and land assets, facilities strategic planning, development of a campus master plan, capital planning, facility design and construction, facility maintenance, capital construction, project management, and continuous improvements of the University’s facilities, including a 23-acre West Campus P3 Redevelopment.

Mr. Adams received his B.S.C.E. from Villanova University and his M.S. in Management of Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Adams can be reached at 973.715.8104, or by email at jadams@kseng.com.
Mitchell “Mitch” Aldea, P.E., Vice President, Structures Department

Mr. Aldea joined KSE in September 2015 after 30 years of public service with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ). He held the position of Manager, Structural Integrity Unit, Quality Assurance Division (QAD) at the Port Authority from 2009 to 2015. During his tenure at the PANYNJ, he was instrumental in maintaining all of the Authority’s assets in a “State of Good Repair”, and was the recipient of several PANYNJ Gold Star awards for exceptional performance. He is a performance-driven professional, managing multiple teams on diverse projects simultaneously. He is also a strong, results-oriented manager, demonstrating excellence in long-lasting client relationships with agencies and consultants. As an exceptional structural engineer, his career has been marked by a commitment to safety and his participation in the creation of a solid infrastructure inspection program for the Port Authority. Mr. Aldea has been a highly-effective communicator, fostering mentoring, team-building, and the development of solutions for complex technical issues. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering from the Institute of Civil and Structural Engineering in Bucharest, Romania before coming to the United States.

Mr. Aldea can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at maldea@kseng.com.
Kelly R. Anderson, Proposal Director

KS Engineers, PC (KSE) is pleased to welcome Ms. Kelly Anderson as our new Proposal Director. In her position as the firm’s Proposal Director, Ms. Anderson is responsible for leading and improving our proposal development process, which is essential to our successful business growth. As KSE continues our expansion in the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania markets, she will have overall responsibility for the firm's branding, proposal preparation, and qualifications activities for all disciplines and offices. Ms. Anderson brings more than 25 years of experience with the business development and proposal execution process within the engineering and construction management industry.

Ms. Anderson holds an Associate of Science in Business Administration. Prior to joining KSE, she managed the marketing departments of several internationally known professional engineering firms. Through this experience, she gained proficiency in capture strategies, budgeting, and the discipline to complete high-quality, cohesive proposals. She has extensive experience in the management of in-house teams of business development specialists and support personnel, and also in collaborating with technical staff and industry teaming partners. Her proven business development skills and knowledge of the market are key to our future growth.

Ms. Anderson can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at kanderson@kseng.com.
George F. Assis, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer

Dr. Assis joined KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) in May 2012. His 35-year career has been noted for its extent, diversity, and service excellence. Dr. Assis pioneered many complex and ambitious projects from innovative concept to final design development, including bridges, highways, culverts, buildings, transmission towers, and marine structures. Dr. Assis has extensive experience with design and inspection projects for NYSDOT, NYSTA, NYCDOT, ConnDOT, NJDOT, MTA Metro-North, MTA Long Island Rail Road, and MTA NYC Transit. Most recently, Dr. Assis successfully managed the design effort for NYSDOT’s very first design-build contract, which involved emergency reconstruction of six miles of State Route 42, including two bridges in the Catskills area. This first-ever emergency design-build contract by NYSDOT was made possible by an executive order from NY State’s governor, after this stretch of roadway on Route 42 suffered severe flood damage during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. The design and construction of the project was completed in record time.

Dr. Assis’s rail/transit background is particularly significant, covering the inspection and design of numerous bridges and other structures. In addition, Dr. Assis has substantial experience in the performance of forensic investigations. These have included analyses of painting failures, studying damage to bridge structures caused by vehicular and vessel impacts, and examining bridges and piers which have collapsed to determine possible causes for those failures. Along with his investigations, Dr. Assis has provided expert witness testimony, thus playing an important role in the public response to these incidents.

Dr. Assis is active in the engineering community, as well. He is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA) and Committee 15, “Structural Steel”. He is also a member of the American Society for Quality and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Dr. Assis can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at gassis@kseng.com.

Harry Baker, Vice President, Traffic and Transportation Engineering

Mr. Baker brings more than 35 years of experience as a civil/traffic engineer to KSE. His diverse experience includes the preparation of traffic impact, parking and pedestrian studies, master planning, feasibility studies, roadway, intersection and traffic signal design, site development, and parking lot/garage design. As an active member in the Institute of Transportation Engineering and the National Parking Association, he served on the Board of Governors of the Government and Institutional Branch of the National Parking Association. Mr. Baker’s experience leading traffic transportation and parking design projects for major public and private agencies throughout the Tri-State area makes him a valuable asset to KSE and our clients. Mr. Baker serves as project manager and senior traffic engineer for KSE’s traffic and parking sectors projects.

Mr. Baker can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at hbaker@kseng.com.
Luigi Brasacchio, P.E., Vice President, Construction Services

Mr. Luigi Brasacchio, PE joined KS Engineers in our New York City office in February, 2016. Mr. Brasacchio is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York and brings more than 35 years of engineering experience to KSE. Although his educational background is in structural engineering, his diversified experience includes design and construction support, construction inspection, and condition inspection services on numerous structures in the Northeastern United States, Canada, and Brazil. Mr. Brasacchio managed engineering and construction projects for numerous public agencies including MTA B&T, NYSDOT, NYCDOT, NYCDDC, NYSBA, NYCT, SIRTOA, MNR, LIRR, NJT, the Seaway Authority, the Mackinak Bridge Authority, and the State of Santa Catherina in Brazil.

Mr. Brasacchio worked on many major long-span bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Queensboro Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, RFK Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, Marine Parkway Bridge, Cross Bay Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mackinac Bridge, Cornwall-Massena Bridge, Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, Hercilio Luz Bridge, Moodna and Woodbury Viaducts, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Viaduct, and many other smaller concrete and steel bridge structures throughout New York City.

Mr. Brasacchio can be reached at our New York, NY office at 212.616.2657, or by email at lbrasacchio@kseng.com.
George Broberg, P.E., Vice President and Senior Project Manager

Licensed as a Professional Engineer in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and as a Professional Planner in New Jersey, Mr. Broberg has more than 40 years of experience managing infrastructure and facilities projects for governmental agencies and private sector clients. Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects that have changed the face of New Jersey. Mr. Broberg is a recognized expert in improving corporate systems and is instrumental in our ability to maintain the quality of our corporate operations. As we continue our steady growth in the tri-state area, Mr. Broberg serves as the project manager with a focus on identifying and refining KSE's approach to staffing, production and overall performance.

Mr. Broberg can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at gbroberg@kseng.com.
G. Bruce Connor, P.E., Vice President - Business Development & Corporate Operations

Mr. Connor is a licensed professional engineer and brings more than 40 years of experience to KSE. Prior to joining KSE, he served as an engineer for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Union and Middlesex Counties and has been a Regional Manager and Vice President at engineering firms that work in the United States and abroad. While at the NJ Turnpike Authority, Mr. Connor served as the Authority’s liaison officer for unique Environmental Mitigation Programs through which various mitigation sites were developed by contractors on behalf of the Authority and then to turned over to a third party in 5 years. Mr. Connor also served as the Project Manager for the Permitting Phase of the Garden State Parkway Widening to a third lane between Interchanges 30 and 80. He also has extensive experience with Mass Transportation and Rail projects, having worked on both the Baltimore and Pittsburgh Subway systems. Early in his career, Mr. Connor was responsible for enhancing the operations for the Long Island Railroad into Penn Station New York.

Mr. Connor can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at bconnor@kseng.com.
Eileen R. Della Volle, Vice President - Private, Federal & Education Sector Business Development

Ms. Della Volle has more than 20 years of marketing and business development. She works directly with State, local, and private agencies, developing relationships with community and business leaders. Ms. Della Volle is responsible for expanding KSE’s presence in the private, federal and education sectors. She maintains a high level network with business leaders, government officials, non-profit agencies and trade organizations in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Ms. Della Volle has a distinguished history of volunteer activities and board service for Ocean County Community College, Southern NJ Development Council, United Way and City Without Walls. NJBiz Magazine recognized Eileen with their prestigious “40 Under 40 Award” and she also received the Odyssey International Productions “Award of Excellence” in recognition of her commitment to maximizing contracting opportunities for minority and woman owned businesses.

Ms. Della Volle can be reached by phone at 973.902.9043, or by email at edellavolle@kseng.com.
Ronald S. DeNadai, , PE, Vice President, Pennsylvania Operations

Mr. DeNadai has more than 40 years of experience in the management, planning, design, and construction of major transportation facilities. His broad experience includes transportation planning; engineering design; construction inspection; program management; planning, programming, and budgeting; technical and policy administration; negotiation and management of contracts; innovative transportation funding; and leadership on transportation boards and committees. He is an Emeritus Member of the Environmental Analysis in Transportation Committee (ADC10) of the National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board.

Mr. DeNadai is a registered Professional Engineer in three states. He studied Transportation Systems Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Civil Engineering and is a national speaker on topics including Context-Sensitive Design, Linking Transportation and Land Use, Environmental Stewardship and Streamlining, and Managing Megaprojects Using Technology.

Mr. DeNadai has been the recipient of multiple industry awards. These have included the AIP Urban Design Award for his work on the Vine Street Expressway, Interstate 676; the FHWA/National Endowment for the Arts Award for his work on Joint Use of Air Rights under I-95 in Philadelphia; and an ACEC award for his innovative Major Investment Study linking transportation and land use in Lancaster Co, PA.

Mr. DeNadai can be reached at our Philadelphia, PA office at 215.925.0425, or by email at rdenadai@kseng.com.
Joseph E. Ferrara , P.E., Vice President - Rail Transit

Licensed as a Professional Engineer in New York, Mr. Joseph Ferrara has more than 40 years of experience in engineering and construction management. He held several senior level positions, serving as the Chief Engineer responsible for a $2.6 billion capital program at the Long Island Rail Road, and as Vice President for Rail Transit at both EarthTech and CH2M HILL. Mr. Ferrara has negotiated over $1 billion in third party contracts, both in the USA and abroad. Highlights of his achievements include restructuring organizations, improving operations and strengthening client satisfaction. Mr. Ferrara completed executive education programs at Harvard University, Stanford University and the Wharton School of Business, has been a Fellow in the ASCE for 30 years and is an active member of both the NYSPE and AREMA. The NYSPE honored him with a PE Manager of the Year award and the ASCE honored him with an Engineer of the Year award. Mr. Ferrara is helping with KSE's expansion of the rail transit market in the tri-state area.

He can be reached by phone at 631-312-1022 or by email at jferrara@kseng.com.
Frank A. Frega, P.E., Vice President and Senior Project Manager

Mr. Frega joined KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) in July 2012. In his nearly 40-year career, he has gained experience in the planning, design, and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure (highways, bridges, transit, and airports). His expertise includes project management, investigations and traffic studies, preparation of contract documents for highway improvements, airport improvements, utility relocations and new services, constructability reviews, traffic control during construction, QA/QC reviews, and construction services.

Mr. Frega has worked with a wide variety of public-sector clients. These include the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York City Department of Economic Development, and the Port Authority of NY & NJ. He has also worked with several private-sector client groups, including private developers, utility companies, and airlines.

Prior to joining KSE, Mr. Frega served as the Design Coordinator for NJDOT Contract 1 of the reconstruction of the I-295/Route 42/I-76 interchange in Camden County, the most congested interchange in southern NJ. This $170 million contract will lay the groundwork for a new $800 million multi-level interchange to reduce congestion and improve safety. Mr. Frega also served as the Project Manager for the design of the reconstruction of the Route 35/36 interchange in Eatontown, Monmouth County, which completed construction during the summer of 2012, another safety improvement for NJDOT. For Continental Airlines, Mr. Frega served as Project Manager for the design of landside civil improvements (highway and bridges); mechanical, electrical, and plumbing improvements; and airside civil and utility improvements for the reconfiguration and reconstruction of Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Mr. Frega can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at ffrega@kseng.com.
David J. Hassinger, Sr., Vice President, Philadelphia Office Manager

KS Engineers, PC (KSE) is pleased to announce that Mr. David Hassinger, Sr. has been appointed as the Branch Manager of our Philadelphia office. Mr. Hassinger joined KSE in 2006, and has 15 years of experience in civil engineering design for commercial, retail, and residential projects. He has been responsible for land planning and analysis, evaluating sites for the design of building prototypes, preparing sewer and water plans, and designing for stormwater piping, grading, soil erosion, and sediment control. Mr. Hassinger has extensive experience in all aspects of land development in the City of Philadelphia, including stormwater management regulations, permitting and agency approvals, and knowledge of Land Surveying and the City of Philadelphia District Standard.

Mr. Hassinger oversees KSE projects and services for a multitude clients including the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Philadelphia Schools District, The Science Center, and the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Mr. Hassinger is also responsible for managing KSE’s growth in the greater Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Market.

Mr. Hassinger can be reached at our Philadelphia, PA office at 215.925.0425, or by email at dhassinger@kseng.com.
Richard Horstmann,Vice President, Business Development, Aviation and Federal Industries

KS Engineers, PC (KSE) is pleased to welcome Mr. Horstmann as Vice President. Mr. Horstmann has taken on the responsibility to develop our business in the federal and aviation realms. Prior to joining KSE, he was Director of Aviation Development at a major engineering firm, where he developed a strategic plan for securing new business in the areas of aviation, federal, design-build industries, and assisting airports in meeting the new DHS regulations for their operations. He has 19 years of direct airport management experience, from 1981 to 2000. As Manager of Technical Services for the Airport Council International/North America, Mr. Horstmann represented more than 700 airports at the federal level in the areas of airport security and environmental affairs. As Airport Manager for Elmira/Corning Regional Airport in Elmira in New York, he administered and directed the operations of the airport. He was required to maintain a liaison with federal and state governing agencies and community leaders. Finally, as the Deputy Director of Airports for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, he administered and directed the day-to-day operation of five airport facilities with 45 employees in Delaware and New Jersey, managing a $3.2 million budget. Mr. Horstmann also has firsthand flight experience; he is a licensed commercial pilot, qualified for single and multi-engine aircraft and instrument landings. He has logged flight time in B-17, B-25, L-39, T-6, Beech 18, and Piper aircraft.

Mr. Horstmann can be reached at our Philadelphia, PA office at 215.925.0425, or by email at rhorstmann@kseng.com.
George Jacobs, P.E., Vice President, Connecticut Operations

Mr. Jacobs is an operations executive with a demonstrated record of expanding market share and growing branch offices through strategic planning, teamwork and client focus. Mr. Jacobs is a Professional Engineer in CT and MA with over 37 years of experience dedicated to the transportation industry in the Northeast, across the US and abroad. He has served in the capacity of Branch Manager and Regional Director, as well as Principal-in-Charge, Project Manager, and Lead Designer for numerous projects that range in complexity from major interstate interchange design and state-local highway corridor planning, NEPA EIS and EA documentation; site/civil design, traffic engineering, and other multi-modal infrastructure related projects.

Prior to joining KSE, Mr. Jacobs served as the Vice President of Business Development and Principal-in-Charge of the Reconstruction of Interstate 91 NB Exit 29, a $237M highway corridor and interchange reconstruction project located in the City of Hartford and Town of East Hartford. This section of I-91 is the highly congested linkage from the mid-Atlantic to the upper-Northeast. The new project will provide increased capacity and a greatly improved level of safety thru major geometric modifications. Mr. Jacobs is most proud of his career involvement with the $2.0B New Haven Harbor Crossing Program. Mr. Jacobs was the PM and Lead Designer for the New Haven Harbor Crossing EIS as well as the Contract E – I-95 Branford Ext. design project. Starting in late 1989 till late 1999, the EIS project was responsible to brainstorm, design and evaluate dozens of highway, bridge, tunnel and transit alternatives along the 12 mile corridor. Ultimately, all five major highway contracts (A thru E) were completed in the fall of 2016, a 27 year period.

Mr. Jacobs can be reached at our Rocky Hill, CT office at 860-920-5912, or by email at gjacobs@kseng.com.
Charles P. Meidhof, P.E., Vice President, Civil Department Manager

Mr. Meidhof joined KSE in October 2015 in our Civil Engineering department. Mr. Meidhof brings to KSE more than 31 years of expertise in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure projects for a variety of public agencies. His experience includes Preliminary Engineering (Concept Development and Feasibility Assessment) completed under two Task Order contracts with NJDOT for signalized intersection improvements, limited access interchange completions, and circle eliminations. He has performed final design and provided engineering support services during construction for highway improvement, bridge rehabilitation, and bridge deck and bridge replacement projects. He has prepared Highway Occupancy Permit-required improvements for private clients, most notably for the Sands-Bethworks Casino-Retail Development, and managed the needs assessment and development of the Concept of Operations and Functional Requirements for a new Central Control and Monitoring System for the Atlantic City Brigantine Connector Tunnel. Past clients include the NJDOT, where he spent seven years working in the field of highway design, Monmouth County, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, and the South Jersey Transportation Authority. He also is experienced in municipal engineering, having served as a Township, Planning, and Zoning Board Engineer.

Mr. Meidhof can be reached at 973.623.2999, or by email at cmeidhof@kseng.com.
Harvey P. Moutal, PE, BCEE, Vice President, Business Development, Water and Wastewater Services

Mr. Moutal joined KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) in May 2012, and has the responsibility to expand our business in the water and wastewater service area. Mr. Moutal’s career has been hallmarked by leadership, problem solving, imagination, and organization. His career has been spent planning, designing and constructing infrastructure in New York City and the tri-state area. Notable project experience has included sewer system, pump station, wastewater treatment plant, and CSO facility projects. Mr. Moutal led major water quality planning programs for New York City over the course of 20 years, and has been responsible for overseeing the engineering of major projects totaling over $2 billion. Prior to joining KSE, he served as a Vice President or Senior Vice President at several large engineering firms, where he gained vast experience at developing markets, and even fostering entirely new ways of thinking about major issues. For example, his work on climate change evaluations, greenhouse gas inventories, and tunnel planning marketing preceded and gave birth to an international corporate sustainability focus. KSE looks forward to applying Mr. Moutal’s innovative thinking and creative solutions to business development problems as an important part of our ongoing development.

Mr. Moutal can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at hmoutal@kseng.com.
Henry Perahia, P.E., Vice President - Corporate Marketing

Mr. Perahia is a lifelong New Yorker, with both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering from the City College of New York, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York and New Jersey. As Vice President of corporate marketing, Mr. Perahia plays a vital role in our strategic growth in the NY/NJ region, including corporate marketing activities.

Prior to joining KSE, Mr. Perahia worked in the New York City Department of Transportation for 25 years. He began his career in the NYCDOT in 1989, as the Director of Engineering Management for the Division of Transit Operations. In 1994, he was appointed as Assistant Commissioner for Bridge Maintenance, Inspection and Operations. In 1998, he was promoted to Chief Engineer of the Department of Transportation, and in 1999 he was given the added responsibilities of Deputy Commissioner/Chief Bridge Officer. In that capacity, he was responsible for the planning and administration of all aspects of design, construction, and maintenance of 850 City-owned bridges, tunnels, and culverts, with an annual capital program budget of approximately $500 million and an annual expense budget of over $92 million.

Mr. Perahia also serves on the Board of Directors of the Municipal Engineers of the City of New York, is a member of the ASME, and is an honorary member of the Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society. He is the recipient of the 2003 Municipal Engineer of the Year award from the Municipal Engineers of the City of New York, the 2004 Bridge Man of the Year Award from the Association for Bridge Construction and Design, and the 2011 Sloan Public Service Award from the Fund for the City of New York. Mr. Perahia was selected as a White House Champion of Change for Innovation in Infrastructure in 2012, and he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the City College of New York in 2014.

Mr. Henry Perahia can be reached at our New York, NY office at 212.616.2657, or by email at hperahia@kseng.com.
Jacob Perlmutter, P.E., Vice President, Structural Evaluation Services

Licensed as a Professional Engineer, Mr. Perlmutter has more than 25 years of experience in managing NBIS and biennial inspection of bridges, condition inspection of buildings and other infrastructure facilities in the tri-state area. He has successfully performed project management, project engineering, bridge replacement and rehabilitation design. He has been involved with light rail structural design, construction supervision, and the inspection of bridges, buildings, airports, and marine facilities. His extensive experience includes project for NJTA, NJ TRANSIT, NYSDOT, DRBA, DRPA and PANYNJ. Mr. Perlmutter has also provided resident engineering services for numerous bridge and highway construction projects throughout the region for several public entities.

Mr. Perlmutter can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at jperlmutter@kseng.com.
David D. Rupnarain, PLS, CFM, Vice President, Survey Department Manager

Mr. David D. Rupnarain joined KSE in 2014. He brings more than 34 years of experience, at steadily increasing responsibility levels, on numerous survey projects of widely varying levels of complexity. Mr. Rupnarain is a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and is also an ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager. He has managed and supervised diverse groups of surveyors performing a broad spectrum of survey operations, including geodetic and primary control, route, topographic, structural, structural monitoring, cadastral, boundary, bathymetric, riparian, construction, and right-of-way surveys for transportation networks and facilities; commercial, industrial, and residential developments; and GNSS surveys. His experience has included budgets, equipment, safety issues, and staff training and development. Prior to joining KSE, Mr. Rupnarain was responsible for managing all construction quality assurance surveying for the $2 billion NJ Turnpike Widening program. He has extensive experience with many public sector clients, including the NJDOT, NYSDOT, Port Authority of NY & NJ, MTA agencies, NYCDOT, NJ Transit, NYS Thruway Authority, and other public and private sector clients.

Mr. Rupnarain can be reached at our Newark, NJ office at 973.623.2999, or by email at drupnarain@kseng.com.
Gurdip Saini, P.E., Vice President, Infrastructure Engineering

Mr. Saini is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State, and brings in more than 39 years of infrastructure-related experience, having served first in the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and then in the Infrastructure Division of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) since its inception in 1996. His experience encompasses large-scale, highly complex design of water mains, sewers, and highways. Notable projects include CS-ER-WCP, the Pugsley Creek project in the Bronx, which required superior management and continuous technical guidance to the design and construction staff and coordination with various stakeholders due to time constraints imposed by NY State consent decrees. Another infrastructure project, SE818, Sheldon Avenue, Staten Island, for the first time won a silver rating from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ENV SP). Mr. Saini’s ability to provide engineering solutions to problems arising during the design and construction phases of the projects was widely acclaimed by the department staff, other City agencies, and private utility companies.

Mr. Saini spearheaded the implementation of various trenchless technology initiatives for the installation and rehabilitation of sewers and water mains at the NYCDDC. Under his leadership, several highly deteriorated interceptor sewer rehabilitation projects within the City, such as PS-312Q and PS-312KR, were designed to the satisfaction of client agencies after specifications and construction procedures were developed utilizing innovative trenchless rehabilitation technologies. Another trenchless project – QED1014 – involving the slip lining of 60” diameter trunk water mains in Queens was well received during the technical paper presentation at the NASTT Conference in 2018. Additional projects where trenchless technology was used included Horizontal Direction Drilling (HDD) of twin 20” diameter water mains (project HED564, City Island) and microtunneling of large - 90” diameter - sewers (project SE859, Queens).

In addition, several large street reconstruction projects, including underground utility installations and open space plaza projects, were designed in-house in various boroughs for the NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) under Mr. Saini’s supervision.

Mr. Saini provided excellent leadership as an Assistant, and later Associate, Commissioner of Infrastructure Design at the NYCDDC to complete the large-diameter trunk water main installations in Manhattan to connect 10 shafts on the 3rd New York City water tunnel to the water distribution network, which culminated in the opening of 3rd water tunnel on time – a Mayoral priority. In addition, the ongoing major Southeast Queens flood relief initiative – which has included several large projects spread over 10 years, another Mayoral priority – required Mr. Saini’s input for the timely design of several large, complex projects as a start.

Mr. Saini received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delhi in India. He graduated from the New York City Leadership Institute in 2000. He can be reached at 917.890.4648, or by email at gsaini@kseng.com.
Robert J. Scancella, PE, DBIA, Vice President, Construction Services

Mr. Scancella joined KSE in October 2015, and has taken on a leadership role in our Construction Services department. He brings over 39 years of experience in design and construction of highways, roadways, and bridges. Mr. Scancella spent nearly 20 years of his career with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and was selected as Project Manager for the first design-build project undertaken by the NJDOT. Mr. Scancella’s diverse construction experience includes business development and project management for multitude of projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Ohio.

As a Designated Design-Build Professional, his expertise includes alternate project delivery systems and maintenance of quality assurance and quality control during construction. He has an in-depth knowledge about highways and structures. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and American Society of Highway Engineers. He served as the President of the NY Tri-State (Metro) Chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America from 2001 to 2012, as well as the DBIA National Conference Committee’s Design-Build Task Force. He also serves as a Committee Member of the Transportation Research Board, representing Construction Inspection and Design-Build. He has recently received recognition by ASCE as being the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) liaison to the Design-Build Institute of America.

Mr. Scancella can be reached at our Mt. Laurel, NJ office at 856.206.0892, or by email at rscancella@kseng.com.
Michael Seigfried, Sr., Vice President & Director of Construction Services, NJ

Mr. Seigfried has over 40 years of experience in roadway, bridge and rail transit construction projects including the management of the construction of roadway and structures for the completion of Interstate 287 from Route 80 to the New York State border (approx 20 miles) for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and Construction Management duties for the Re-Electrification of the Morris and Erie Rail lines and New York and Long Branch Electrification from South Amboy to Matawan of NJ TRANSIT. Prior to joining KSE, he served as the Director of Construction Services for NJDOT where he received the Employee of the Year Award in 1986 and 1989. Mr. Seigfried also has extensive experience with managing construction projects for NJ Turnpike Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, Delaware River Port Authority and various counties in New Jersey. He is responsible for managing all construction service activities for KSE in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Seigfried can be reached by phone at 973.332.5594, or by email at mseigfried@kseng.com.
Mr. Rashid Shariff, P.E., Branch Manager, Newburgh, New York

Mr. Shariff is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York. He brings more than 35 years of experience in the Construction Industry and has extensive construction management experience with infrastructure, utilities, geotechnical, structural, highways, drainage and environmental projects. For over 30 years he represented the owner (NYSDOT) as Quality Assurance Manager / Construction Supervisor, Engineer-In-Charge, Construction Liaison, Traffic Engineer, and Contract Administration. His multi-faceted experience includes project site administration, project scheduling (Primavera), document control, cost control, risk assessment and mitigation, claim avoidance and dispute resolution, and health safety and environmental protection.

Prior to joining KSE, Mr. Shariff served as a Quality Assurance Manager and Construction Supervisor for NYSDOT in Region 8. Mr. Shariff was actively involved in $163 Million five Design-Build Contracts involving 27 Critical Bridges over water in five counties in Region 8. Mr. Shariff’s responsibilities on these projects included directing and managing all Quality Assurance operations for Design-Build projects. He managed the entire construction process for Design-Built Projects to ensure that the requirements of the Department are achieved.

Mr. Shariff also served as Engineer-in-Charge (EIC) for the Owner (NYSDOT). As and EIC Mr. Shariff completed numerous construction projects of varying size, scope and complexity. He has significant experience in managing projects including construction of complex and innovative bridge structures, major highway projects on high speed, high volume roadway with complicated work zone traffic control and staging, and projects in heavily commercially developed areas with extensive public outreach. He also supervised high profile complex and environmentally sensitive projects.

Mr. Shariff received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from NED University in Pakistan, and M. S. in Civil Engineering from State University of New York in Buffalo. He can be reached at our Newburgh, NY office at 845-522-8860, or by e-mail at rshariff@kseng.com.
Pradeep Ullikashi, P.E., Vice President, Chief Geotechnical Engineer

Mr. Ullikashi has 22 years of experience in the USA and several countries around the world. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and Professional Geologist. He has been employed in the private sector in New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, and Ohio, in diversified fields including Geotechnical and Engineering Geology, Environmental and Hydrogeology, Petroleum Geology, and Geophysics. Mr. Ullikashi provided geotechnical engineering services on a wide range of public sector projects for clients such as the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York City Transit, NJ Transit, the NJ Turnpike Authority, and Morris County, NJ. He also provided expert geotechnical services to many private sector clients for existing and new construction. His geotechnical experience includes shallow and deep foundation design and analysis, SPT/CPT data analysis/interpretation, NDT evaluation for deep foundations, load test/PDA analysis on deep foundations, soil/rock slope stability analysis, and tunnel mapping/stability analysis. Mr. Ullikashi attended graduate schools in India, Thailand, Hungary, and USA and also has taught Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, and Mining Engineering courses in India, the USA, and Namibia-Africa, respectively.

Mr. Ullikashi can be reached by phone at 973.623.2999, or by email at pullikashi@kseng.com.
Joseph Zarriello, P.E., Vice President & Manager of Mt. Laurel, NJ Office

Mr. Zarriello has more than 31 years of experience in transportation engineering. He has served as a bridge engineer, highway engineer, project manager, and office manager for transportation and industrial clients. Mr. Zarriello has led numerous design projects on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), New Jersey Turnpike Authority and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT). His structural design and inspection experience includes management of multiple bridge replacement/rehabilitation and NBIS bridge inspection projects.

Mr. Zarriello can be reached at our Mt. Laurel, NJ office at 856.206.0892, or by email at jzarriello@kseng.com.
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