Urban Engineers presented this year’s Outstanding Performance Awards to Joe Estremera and Andrew Royston, EIT.
Mr. Estremera is a Transportation Construction Inspector based in the firm’s Mechanicsburg, PA office, who started his career nine years ago at Urban. All three of Estremera’s nominators said his work ethic and dedication have been admirable and contagious. When submitting proposals for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in District 5-0, the Project/Resident Engineers request him to be a part of the team. Always looking ahead, he is able to identify potential issues before they occur to keep projects on schedule and minimize cost overruns. He has been described as “a leader, approachable, and an asset to Urban”.
“Joe has been a strong team member on several vital highway and bridge assignments and is well respected by clients and co-workers,” said Leo Leonetti, PE, Vice President of Construction Inspection Services. “He is always prepared, always willing to help, and always puts the interests of Urban ahead of his own.”
Mr. Royston is a fifth-year staff member of the firm’s New York City office whose contributions have been impressive on various fronts. He is a key player in the firm’s Special Inspections Practice, assisting in the execution of 11 contracts with eight new private sector clients. His efforts helped establish a new client, Westchester County Department of Public Works, for which he serves as Assistant Project Manager for a dynamometer installation in the County’s Central Bus Maintenance Facility. Furthermore, Royston has successfully delivered multiple projects for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, New Jersey Transit, and United States Army. Finally, Andrew has been critical in coordinating a number of the New York City office’s proposals with over a dozen city and state agencies.
“Andrew has taken a keen interest in advancing Urban’s brand in New York City,” said New York City Office Manager Chuck King, PE, Vice President. “Exceeding all expectations, on his own initiative he took on the challenge of building client relationships, marketing, proposal writing, and competing for projects in the New York market. He has achieved success by winning projects from both public and private clients, contributing significantly to Urban’s growth and reputation.”
Employee Performance Awards are presented semiannually and determined by nominations from colleagues and an internal committee. Other award categories are for Outstanding Suggestion and Professional Achievement.