An expert in programs related to construction management services and civil, transportation, and environmental engineering, newly appointed GWI President Syed W. Ali aims to elevate conventional PMCM services as well as program management in the built environment with progressive design builds, sustainable infrastructure, and an unwavering commitment to safety.
NEW YORK, June 15, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — GWI Engineering Consultants, DPC, a New York-based engineering firm aimed at improving communities in the Northeast Corridor through meaningful partnerships, sustainable infrastructure, and transportation advancements, announced today the appointment of Syed W. Ali, P.E. as the newly formed company’s president. In this role, Ali is focused on fostering relationships with key public and agency stakeholders, developing strategic growth initiatives, and reaching annual corporate revenue goals and profitability targets.
“Syed is an accomplished executive with a demonstrated history of success in infrastructure and transportation with experience providing strategic opportunities and operational leadership nationwide,” said Bruce Spitzengel, a GWI co-founder and owner of grant management firm GrantWorks. “We are confident Syed will lead GWI to significant success as we continue to advance communities throughout the Northeast region.”
Ali, a Professional Engineer licensed in both New York and Puerto Rico, has more than 36 years’ experience in the construction and design industry. His portfolio spans a wide range of projects, including programs related to construction management services and civil, transportation, and environmental engineering. Ali’s wealth of experience with diverse, transformative projects involving strong, trusted working relationships with various agencies includes the MTA, NYCHA, PANYNJ, NYCT, TBTA, CTDT, NYCDEP, NYCDDC, NYSDOT, NJDOT, NJTA, Thruway Authority, MassPort, MBTA, MassDOT, and PRHTA.
“I’m honored to have been selected to lead GWI as we help government entities solve complex infrastructure challenges through sustainable solutions,” said Ali. “Working with my partners and colleagues, we will carry GWI from a startup to a mature firm through innovation, enhanced commissioning, and robust management processes.”
The key components to his successful track record include Ali’s background in corporate communications, branding, public relations, and talent acquisition. His excellent management and interpersonal skills highlight his valuable compilation of talented teams consisting of recognized industry leaders. Ali is a firm believer and has been a staunch advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the local, state, and federal levels throughout his career, thereby addressing issues that affect women, minorities, and small businesses in the A/E/C industry.
Prior to joining GWI, Ali served in leadership roles with a variety of iconic global engineering firms, including Stone & Webster, The Shaw Group, and CB&I. Most recently, he served as president of a New York-based engineering firm where he was contract executive for various public agency projects in infrastructure, facilities, water, wastewater, and vertical construction management. Alongside his presidency, Ali was the national director at the firm where he managed multiple public agency contracts in New York City, the Tri-State Area, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico as project executive. In both roles, Ali participated in client executive meetings, provided amicable dispute resolutions, managed MBE/WBE objectives to meet project milestones, and oversaw cross-functional teams to deliver successful projects.
Ali holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a past director of the Construction Management Association of America of New York and New Jersey, or CMAA-NYNJ.
About GWI Engineering Consultants, DPC
GWI Engineering Consultants, DPC is comprised of a family of committed professionals dedicated to client service and providing meaningful technical expertise and value for complex construction projects for federal, state, and local governments. GWI’s capital program and Project Management and Construction Management expertise and experience spans a wide variety of infrastructure, transportation assets, and municipal facility types that have contributed to the successful delivery of multiple construction projects, completed on time, within budget, and with an unwavering focus on safety. To learn more about GWI, visit https://gwi-eng.com/.
“I’m honored to have been selected to lead GWI as we help government entities solve complex infrastructure challenges through sustainable solutions.”
SOURCE GWI Engineering Consultants