Pizzurro brings his 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 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, Chief Development Officer. “Joe’s 27 years of design, construction, and management experience in the tri-state area will continue to enhance VHB’s capabilities to our New York City clients.”
Throughout his career, Pizzurro has delivered projects for clients such as NJ TRANSIT, MNR, LIRR, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is an advocate for advancing transit equity. He actively participates in several organizations, including American Society of Civil Engineers, Metropolitan Railway Club, and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association’s Technical Committee — High Speed Rail Systems.
Prior to VHB, Pizzurro served as a Rail Market Sector Leader for a transportation infrastructure solutions firm, serving public and private owners and contractors while successfully leading multi-disciplinary projects and programs for several New York metropolitan transportation clients. Pizzurro has served in progressively senior leadership roles, starting as a Designer, then advancing to Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Practice Builder for major engineering firms. He holds an AAS in architectural technology and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the State University of New York and is a licensed Engineer in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
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