Urban is pleased to announce that Emily Yessick, PE, has joined the firm as a program manager for freight rail and public projects. She joins Urban with more than 12 years of experience in the design and coordination of civil infrastructure projects.
“We are pleased to welcome an outstanding rail professional like Emily to our firm,” said Fred Schneader, an Urban associate vice president and southeast regional manager. “In her position as our new program manager, she will play a key role in expanding Urban’s freight rail practice, as well as lead our public projects program.”
“I am excited to be joining a firm that is known for its outstanding commitment to client service in the rail industry,” said Ms. Yessick. “I look forward to bringing my experience in public projects to the firm and connecting with new and existing clients.”
A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she earned a degree in civil engineering, Ms. Yessick has spent the last eight years specializing in the freight rail industry. She brings a strong communications background to her leadership style and has a deep understanding of accurate reporting and timely processing of funding requirements. Ms. Yessick has worked as a project manager handling public projects requests, grade separation reviews, utility reviews, and managing various projects including industrial wastewater, and real estate-related projects for Class I railroads. Her responsibilities have included review of design plans, compliance with standards and specifications, ensuring safe and continuous railroad operations, and project oversight. In addition to being a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida and North Carolina, Ms. Yessick is an active member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association.