The Louis Berger Group Inc. announced that Kirit Mevawala has joined the firm as director of rail and transit. Mevawala, based in the company’s headquarters in Morristown, N.J., will serve as the project manager for the Northeast Corridor Maglev project between Washington, D.C., and New York and support other rail and transit initiatives throughout the company.
“Kirit brings more than 32 years of experience with expertise in designing and constructing major transportation projects,” said Cosema Crawford, senior vice president of engineering for U.S. operations. “I am very excited to have him on board with us.”
Mevawala has worked on projects from conceptual stages through completion, spending the bulk of his career at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York. For the past decade, he worked exclusively on the design and construction of the $16 billion Second Avenue Subway, a new 8.5-mile subway line with 16 stations currently under construction in Manhattan. He led the project in multiple capacities, first as the design manager directing preliminary and final designs, then as construction manager and subsequently program manager. Previously, Mevawala managed construction on the 63rd Street Line Connector, a major and complex underground rail link in Queens.
Mevawala is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New York. He is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and has co-written and presented several papers on the design and construction of the Second Avenue Subway.