NEW YORK, NY – Maxine Hill has been named New York City area manager for transportation and infrastructure at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
Ms. Hill will assume her new role effective June 1. She will be responsible for client relations, project performance and overall management of the firm’s transportation operations in New York City.
Ms. Hill is currently WSP’s project manager for the Moynihan Train Hall at New York’s Penn Station. She oversees the firm’s role as program manager to the Empire State Development Corporation, which will transform the historic Farley Post Office building into a magnificent transit hall for use by Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road. She will continue to oversee this project as part of her new role.
Prior to the Moynihan Train Hall project, Ms. Hill was WSP’s project director for the Central Terminal B project at LaGuardia Airport. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing a WSP joint venture responsible for the design of the new terminal building and infrastructure as part of the project team led by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, a public-private partnership (P3), on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“Maxine Hill has directed WSP’s contributions to two transformational infrastructure projects for New York. In managing these projects, she has earned the respect of clients, industry colleagues and her coworkers at WSP,” said Jerry Jannetti, the firm’s Northeast region business manager. “I’m confident that with her proven performance as a project manager, coupled with her outstanding technical and interpersonal skills, Maxine will ably lead the transportation and infrastructure operations of our oldest and largest U.S. office.”
Ms. Hill succeeds Richard Fischer as WSP’s New York City area manager. Mr. Fischer has been named project director for the firm’s recently awarded contract for design of a new bus terminal in midtown Manhattan on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Prior to joining WSP in 2012, Ms. Hill, who grew up in Wales, had a two-decade career as an engineer and project manager in the United Kingdom. She served as project director for transit projects for Network Rail and other clients, and developed specialized expertise in managing projects being delivered under various forms of project delivery, including design-build and P3.
Ms. Hill has a master’s degree in civil engineering design and management from the University of Wales in Cardiff, Wales.
WSP USA has contributed to some of the most notable buildings and transportation infrastructure in the New York metropolitan area. The firm’s history in New York City dates to the 1890s and its work on the design of the original New York City subway, and recently included the design of an extension of the No. 7 subway line to Hudson Yards and construction management for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway. WSP USA has performed structural and mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering for some of the city’s most prominent buildings, including One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western hemisphere, and 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential tower in the world.
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