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ENR New York Names Gannett Fleming's Nemeth 2017 Top Young Professional Award Winner

David S. Nemeth

David Nemeth, PE, ENV SP

(South Plainfield, N.J.) Gannett Fleming’s David Nemeth, PE, ENV SP, was named an Engineering News-Record New York Top Young Professional for 2017. The competition honored 20 New York- and New Jersey-based professionals under the age of 40 for their professional contributions and leadership experience in the design and construction sectors.

Nemeth is a project manager and roadway design group leader for highway design projects and is based in the firm’s South Plainfield, New Jersey, office. He specializes in geometrics, grading, roadside safety, roadway drainage, utilities, construction cost estimates, permitting, right-of-way, stormwater drainage basins, and earthwork, soil erosion, and sediment pollution control calculations. 

“Dave meets each day with an intensity to deliver excellence and a commitment to the industry and his community,” said Robert Matthews, PE, ENV SP, Nemeth’s supervisor and highway department manager for Gannett Fleming. “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 served as the roadway design team leader on the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s $29 million Route 18 Extension, Section 3A project. He was responsible for the widening and rehabilitation of 2.5 miles of land service highway and improvements at 20 at-grade intersections. He made his mark on the $160 million New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14A Improvements, for which he led the design of NJTA’s first use of a roundabout. Nemeth also developed the geometry, roadway quantities, and cost estimate for NJTA’s $125 million Garden State Parkway Interchange 142 Improvements. 

He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University, and has spent his entire 14-year career with Gannett Fleming. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey and New York and earned the Envision Sustainability Professional accreditation through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. 

Nemeth has contributed to the advancement of this profession as a leader in industry associations, serving as technical committee chair, vice president, president, and now as a director for the American Society of Highway Engineers North-Central New Jersey Section. He also authored the Roads category of the 2016 Report Card for New Jersey’s Infrastructure published by the American Society of Civil Engineers New Jersey Section.

Nemeth is committed to advancing the industry by inspiring future generations and has volunteered with the New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology for more than 10 years, helping students discover the varied and important role of a civil engineering.

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