Please join us for our first General Meeting of the spring quarter this Thursday, April 4 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Gheorghe Rosca Jr., P.E., MBA as our guest speaker who will be talking about projects, Rail in Southern California, and Opportunities in the Industry. Free lunch as always will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. We look forward to seeing you there!
Gheorghe Rosca, Jr., P.E., MBA is a Rail Section Manager and Associate in HDR’s Riverside, California office. As a project manager, Mr. Rosca has dedicated almost 7 years of his career to the management and design of railroad and transit related infrastructure projects. Specializing in railroad engineering and structural engineering, Mr. Rosca has designed track alignments and railroad bridges for replacement and capacity improvement projects. His is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, having received an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and his graduate degree in MBA with emphasis in Project Management from Keller University. He has managed projects with $30 million to $100 million in construction value, working on over 10 bridge replacements and four double-tracking projects.
Locally, Mr. Rosca is familiar with both commuter (Coaster, Amtrak, and Metrolink) and freight (UPRR and BNSF) rail networks in Southern California and brings an understanding of their practices, standards, and guidelines. He also is very familiar with the environmental permitting process in coastal and/or sensitive environments working with agencies such as the California Coastal Commission, US Army Corp of Engineers, US Fish and Wildelife Service and Regional Water Quality Control Districts.
Through the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association’s Committee 17, Rosca works with railway professionals to develop design criteria for high-speed rail infrastructure in the United States, and he is president of the Railway Association of Southern California in 2013. Recently, he has been named a 2013 American Council of Engineering Companies Young Professional of the Year as well as 2013 New Faces of Engineering as part of National Engineer’s week. The awards recognize the accomplishments of young engineers by highlighting their interesting and unique work, and the resulting impact on society.