Civil Engineering Graduate Named Top Young Engineering Professional

School of Engineering alumnus David Nemeth was named a 2017 New York Top Young Professional by the Engineering News-Record for his professional contributions and leadership experience in the design and construction sectors.

The 2003 civil engineering graduate was one of 20 New York- and New Jersey-based professionals under the age of 40 recognized for their influential work in the design and construction sectors.

Nemeth is a project manager and roadway design group leader Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure solution company with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services. He is currently involved in a $1.9 billion project with the Long Island Rail Road. During his 13 years at the firm, Nemeth has worked on projects for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority New Jersey Department of Transportation, and New Jersey Transit.

“Dave meets each day with an intensity to deliver excellence and a commitment to the industry and his community,” said Gannett Fleming Inc. highway department manager Robert Matthews in a press release. “These character traits, along with his proven ability to manage complex assignments and challenges, have led to Dave’s work on major transportation infrastructure projects in the New York City metropolitan area.”

Nemeth also serves as the director for the American Society of Highway Engineers North-Central New Jersey Section. He was the "Roads" category leader for the 2016 ASCE Report Card for New Jersey's Infrastructure.

“We are so proud of Dave for his achievements in the industry, and we hope he can serve as a role model for all engineering students preparing to embark into the field,” said Nenad Gucunski, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Outside of work, Nemeth volunteers for the New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology to help inspire the next generation of engineers. He has devoted time to the high school support program since 2005.