Tuesday, December 04, 2012

SEPTA names new assistant general manager of EM&C Division

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority promoted Robert Lund Jr., P.E., to assistant general manager of engineering, maintenance and construction.

With this appointment, which is effective immediately, Lund is responsible for all engineering and maintenance related to the authority's stations, buildings, bridges, track, communications and signal and power systems. He also oversees the capital construction of both transit and railroad facilities and right-of-way elements. He will report directly to Jeff Knueppel, deputy general manager.

Lund, an 11-year employee, began his career as a structural engineer with Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation in Cherry Hill, N.J. He worked 19 years for the New York Power Authority in various design and management positions associated with transmission, power generation and infrastructure projects. He joined SEPTA in 2001 as the manager of structural engineering. In 2007, he became the deputy director for the Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Project and was involved with all aspects of the $740-million rebuilding. In 2009, he was named senior director of capital construction and also served as SEPTA's program manager for stimulus (ARRA) projects.

"One of his foremost accomplishments was spearheading the $191-million ARRA program," said General Manager Joseph Casey. "Bob successfully fast tracked 32 projects, awarding 54 individual contracts within one year of the signing of the ARRA bill. We wish him continued success in his new role."

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