John McConkey will lead electrical design teams for tunnel and transit projects as a senior engineering manager with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


Mr. McConkey, who will be based in the firm’s New York office, comes to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff after a 30-year career with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). He served as the agency’s chief electrical engineer from 2007, responsible for all electrical design work, including power substations, lighting systems, closed-circuit television, security, radio communications systems, fire alarms, emergency power and diesel generators, low-voltage building systems and airfield lighting. He managed the in-house design of a substation for the PATH system and the rehabilitation and redesign for resiliency of traction power substations damaged by Hurricane Sandy. He also served as chairman of the Port Authority High Tension Safety Board.

A licensed professional engineer in New York and New Jersey, Mr. McConkey received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His professional affiliations include the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, 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.