Marla Engel has been named an environmental planning manager in the Boston office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In her new position, Ms. Engel will lead the environmental planning practice for New England. In this role, Ms. Engel will prepare environmental review documents; obtain federal, state and local environmental permits and clearances for transportation projects; and act as project manager on large environmental and transportation projects throughout New England. She will also serve as a key resource for environmental knowledge, project pursuits and staff development.

Ms. Engel has over 30 years of experience as a senior environmental planner and project manager, conducting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental analyses for major public transportation infrastructure projects in the private and public sectors, including airports, highways, rail and transit. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, she served as the NEPA team leader and environmental protection specialist for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.

Ms. Engel earned a master’s degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and political science from Rutgers University. Her professional affiliations include the American Planning Association and the Transportation Research Board, where she serves on the standing committee on environmental analysis in transportation.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.