Monday, June 24, 2013

Stantec names new heavy rail lead in Midwest

Stantec hired Peter Josefchak as heavy rail lead for the US Midwest. Josefchak will focus on expanding the firm's heavy rail market share, while being responsible for consistency, quality, delivery and profitability of Stantec's rail business. He will also provide leadership on some of Stantec's major railway engineering projects.

Josefchak has more than 42 years of experience in the engineering and railroad transportation industries. His background includes 13 years in the railroad industry with Canadian Pacific as a Class 1 divisional operating officer, transportation analyst, transport planner and cost analyst.

He has conducted research on rail construction, privatization and rehabilitation and specializes in negotiating and coordinating agreements with railroads. He has provided rail operations and engineering expertise on projects for clients such as Chicago's Metra, Chicago Transit Authority, Canadian National and Union Pacific, as well as CSX, Norfolk Southern, Toronto's Metrolinx and Metro-North Railroad. His project management experience involves all heavy rail core technical disciplines for major Class 1 Railways and third party departments of transportation.

He joins Stantec's heavy rail team providing a complete railway engineering service package addressing bridges, track, signal and communication, rail yards and terminals for Class 1 and shortline railroads, as well as supporting industrial and mining sector clients across North America and internationally.

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