Joe Pizzurro, PE, has joined multidiscipline civil engineering consulting and design firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) as managing director of the New York City office, the firm announced on June 22. In this role, Joe will “support and enable strategies that enhance client relationships, project delivery and strategic pursuits across markets within the New York City metropolitan area.”
A civil/structural railroad engineer, Pizzuro brings 27 years of experience to VHB, including work on transformational rail and transit projects, such as the reconfiguration of Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) Jamaica Station complex and several Metro-North Railroad (MNR) stations and bridges, including Yankees East 153rd Street and Yonkers and stations, and bridge replacements on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines.
“With his broad industry experience, established client relationships and engineering knowledge, we are confident that Joe will lead our office to unprecedented success for our team and our clients,” said Mike McArdle, VHB’s chief development officer.
Throughout his career, Pizzuro has delivered projects NJ Transit, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), as well as LIRR and MNR. “He is a strong advocate for advancing transit equity and actively participates in several organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Metropolitan Railway Club, and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association’s (AREMA) Technical Committee 17 – High Speed Rail Systems,” VHB said.
Prior to VHB, Pizzuro served as a rail market sector leader and senior vice president for HNTB, serving public and private owners and contractors. He holds an AAS in architectural technology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Delhi and a BS in civil engineering from SUNY at Buffalo. Joe is a licensed engineer in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.