NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has hired Joseph Edge, P.E., associate principal, and Christopher J. Taylor, P.E., associate principal to augment its regional transit market offerings. They will be located in Arup's New York office.
"Both Joseph and Christopher bring unprecedented experience to Arup's transit group," said Gillian Blake, principal and leader of the infrastructure practice team at Arup New York. "Joe's strengths are in project and program management of major highway and transit projects and his immediate impact will be advantageous to Arup's oversight role on the Tappan Zee bridge project. Christopher has extensive capabilities centered on high speed rail, commuter rail, and subway projects that will directly benefit the delivery of a high speed rail project in Texas."
Joseph Edge, P.E., associate principal, is a senior project and program manager with more than 27 years of experience in running major domestic and international large-scale projects and programs for highways and rail infrastructure. Joseph excels at the commercial and contractual aspects of Design Build and traditional projects and programs. His main responsibility will be to oversee the New NY Bridge Project (Tappan Zee Bridge), the first design-build transportation project in New York State. Joseph is a former recipient of a service award from the Iraqi Reconstruction Program. He received a BS in civil engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Christopher J. Taylor, P.E., associate principal, serves as project manager and lead engineer for railroad right of way and station projects. His primary responsibility will be to deliver a major high speed rail project in Texas, while growing the rail business in the northeast out of the New York office. He previously served as the deputy director of high speed rail for AECOM and his experience includes engineering leadership of the North East Corridor high speed rail feasibility study for Amtrak, the Trans Hudson Express project for NJ Transit, and design and construction management for various transit projects in the US, Australia, and Europe. Chris was the 2004 recipient of the Young Engineer of the Year award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), North Jersey Branch. He received a BS from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MS from Cornell University, both in civil engineering.
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