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Michael Venter Named Senior Engineering Manager

Michael S. Venter has been named an assistant vice president and senior engineering manager in the New York City office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

 

NEW YORK CITY — Michael S. Venter has been named an assistant vice president and senior engineering manager in the New York City office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

In his new position, Mr. Venter will be responsible for providing project management and technical expertise related to rail systems for subways, commuter rail, light rail and people movers. 

Mr. Venter has over 25 years of experience in transit systems, including transit planning, procurement, program management, design, installation, implementation and testing/commissioning. His expertise with traditional and advanced rail technologies includes signaling, communications, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, vehicles and power distribution/electrification systems. He has overseen the design of a variety of automated control systems.

Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Mr. Venter was director of railroad systems for a New York metropolitan area engineering firm, where he was responsible for the complete design of a major commuter railroad’s communications systems, including network upgrades, public address, video information systems, closed-circuit television, intercom, access control, elevator and escalator management systems, and methods to provide real-time information to passengers. This role included the design of the head-end control systems and software as well as design at individual sites.

A licensed professional engineer in New York and Florida, Mr. Venter earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa  WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.