Pennoni Hires Senior Highway Engineer for Philadelphia

Jan 07, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Wright

PHILADELPHIA – Robert “Bob” Wright, PE, has joined Pennoni as a senior highway engineer based in Philadelphia. In this role, Wright is responsible for the management of transportation projects within the region.

Wright previously worked as a vice president and practice leader for the municipal/streetscape division at Urban Engineers in Philadelphia, PA. There, he managed design projects locally and construction management efforts in New York City. Prior to joining Urban Engineers, Wright spent 27 years with the City of Philadelphia Streets Department, where he served as as chief engineer and surveyor. In that position, he served as the division manager for all transportation and bridge design projects, construction management, field surveying, and road records. He was involved in landmark Philadelphia projects including the completion of Interstate 95 and Interstate 676.

“Wright has been a leader in the transportation infrastructure realm and in Philadelphia’s engineering community for decades,” said Pennoni Regional Technology Principal James Markham, PE. “We are delighted to bring his skillset, reputation, and experience to Pennoni, especially during a time in which transportation infrastructure is a leading conversation in Philadelphia and across the nation.”

He holds a civil and urban engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a registered professional engineer in four states. His is active in the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Delaware Valley section of the American Society of Highway Engineers, and the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the American Public Works Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.