Samrithy Thlang is a senior managing overhead contact system engineer in the Philadelphia office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In his new position, Mr. Thlang is responsible for the design of catenary systems and their supporting structures for passenger railroads, light rail and streetcar projects, including preparing detailed design documents, specifications and cost estimates and performing catenary inspections. He has 21 years of experience in the design of catenary systems and support structures for heavy rail, commuter rail, high-speed rail, light rail, streetcar and trolley coach power distribution system facilities.

Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mr. Thlang was a catenary engineer in the Philadelphia office of a national engineering organization, working on projects for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, NJ Transit and Amtrak.

Mr. Thlang received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.

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. In May 2017, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will rebrand as WSP.

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 36,700 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.