As Executive Vice President/COO, Steve is responsible for the leadership and overall management of the firm’s operations. As Treasurer, Steve is responsible for maintenance of the firm’s financial records and fiduciary relationships with the firm’s lending institutions.
Beginning his career 30 years ago as a summer intern at French & Parrello Associates while pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Rutgers University, Steven has since risen to the level of Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. Having received a Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, the initial focus of his professional career was in this field, though the scope of his professional involvement has since broadened to encompass the design and management of projects involving many of French and Parrello’s Civil Engineering related technical disciplines.
Steven served as French & Parrello’s Principal-in-Charge for Professional Services provided to the Las Vegas Sands in their redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel Facility. FPA’s scope of services included site, utility, and geotechnical engineering for on-site improvements, bridge and highway design for state-owned facilities adjoining the site, as well as construction engineering, inspections and testing.
As Chief Operating Officer, Steven is responsible for French & Parrello’s operating units. His diverse technical skillset facilitate the coordination and effective management of multi-disciplinary design efforts. His management responsibilities include business development, staff oversight, quality control, client relations and project implementation.
Steven remains fervently involved in providing support and guidance to the community of future engineering professionals, and has contributed in various ways throughout his career. From 1995 to 2000, Steven served as Career Day Chairman for the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers (NJSPE), lending his experience and perspective to help guide young aspiring engineers to achieving their career goals. Steven is also an active ambassador of his alma mater to the external business community, serving as a member of the Rutgers University CE Industry Advisory Board since 2011. In this capacity, Steven provides program development insights and unique industry perspectives to the Dean that are integral to forging alliances between the School of Engineering and the business community.
Steven is also a former Graduate School instructor, teaching Advanced Foundation Engineering at Rutgers University from 2002 to 2007, and often returns to the college to speak to students about various topics pertaining to the engineering field. His continued contributions to the Civil Engineering profession has earned him the “Civil Engineer of the Year” award in 2012 from the American Society of Civil Engineers, New Jersey Chapter (ASCE NJ).