The presentation will focus on a general overview of the current state of affairs as well as a glimpse of the future of the NJDOT & the NJTA Capital Programs.
Snehal Patel, P.E., PMP
Assistant Commissioner, Capital Program Management and State Transportation Engineer – New Jersey Department of Transportation
Snehal Patel was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Capital Program Management (CPM) in April 2018. He will be a key member of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s senior leadership team and will be charged with managing and delivering an annual Capital Program of $500 plus million in state and federal projects as well as overseeing a work force of up to 1,330 employees in six Divisions within CPM. In this capacity, he will be responsible for enhancing the framework of project delivery; driving innovation through technology, policies and procedures; and developing talent through mentorship, training and informal succession planning. He will continue to collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders such as FHWA, NJAPA, UTCA, ACCNJ, ACEC, and other state and federal agencies. In addition, he will serve as a voting member on the AASHTO Highway subcommittee, and as the State Transportation Engineer of the Department.
Snehal started his professional career with NJDOT in 1987 as an Assistant Engineer in the Roadway Design Squad of Region 1. He has held many supervisory, managerial, and senior executive positions within the Department which showcase his versatility and leadership skills throughout his career. Prior to this appointment, he served as a Director, Division of Construction Services & Materials, and as a Deputy State Transportation Engineer. His accomplishments in that capacity included managing an annual construction program of over $2 Billion which included some of the most complex projects such as the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge, Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation contracts, Route 35 Restoration, Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge, and Route 295/42/76 Direct Connect contracts while directing a staff of over 500 employees. Prior to that, Snehal’s professional career path included various managerial and senior executive positions such as Regional Construction Engineer, Program Manager, Project Manager, and Executive Manager in various Divisions of the CPM.
Snehal received a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from S.P. University in India, and a Master of Engineering (Civil) from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is certified as a Project Management Professional, and a Public Manager. In 2017, he was named Government Engineer of the year by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Lamis T. Malak, P.E.
Deputy Chief Engineer, Design – New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Lamis Malak began her career at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in 2006. Prior to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Lamis was a design consultant for 12 years working on New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Turnpike Authority and County design projects.
In April 2021, she was promoted to her current position of Deputy Chief Engineer, Design Division of the Engineering Department, having previously served as Supervising Engineer - Highway Design Section. As the head of the Design Division, Lamis is supported by supervising engineers and managers that oversee the work of over 30 staff members dedicated to all planning and design related assignments on both the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.
During her career at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Lamis and her team have improved management of the pavement restoration and resurfacing program through the development and deployment of a Pavement Management System. Additionally, the culvert repair program is performing NBIS level inspections on these assets which is used to rank the culverts and develop repair priorities.
Lamis has also managed numerous capital improvement projects including the Widening of the Garden State Parkway from Interchanges 36 to 80, Garden State Parkway Interchange 163 Improvements, Garden State Parkway Interchanges 41 and 44 Improvements, and New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 17 Implementation of One-Way Tolls.
Lamis is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and held positions on both the North Jersey Branch and New Jersey Section boards. She is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and occasionally volunteers on the Professional Engineer Exam Transportation Committee of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
Lamis is a graduate of Rutgers University College of Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey.
No PDH Credit is anticipated.
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