Robert Coward has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Lawrenceville, New Jersey office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
In his new position, Coward will provide construction management support for the New Jersey High-Speed Rail Improvement Program, also known as the Raceway program, which involves upgrades to the Northeast Corridor between Trenton and South Brunswick. Parsons Brinckerhoff is serving as program manager/construction manager on the project for Amtrak.
Coward has over 40 years of engineering and management experience with various aspects of mass transit systems and facilities.
Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he served as program manager for the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line on behalf of an international consulting engineering organization.
Previously, during his tenure with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), he held several management positions in its Engineering and Construction Division.
Coward received a B.S. in civil engineering from Drexel University.
Thornton Tomasetti announced that Andrew Goldbaum, CPA, has joined the company as chief financial officer.
Goldbaum has more than 25 years of global financial, strategic and operational leadership experience.
His expertise includes financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and operational improvements and strategic planning for multinational businesses. He will be based in Thornton Tomasetti’s New York office.
Goldbaum was most recently chief financial officer and chief operations officer at Mercer Inc. – Talent Business, a multi-national consulting business based in New York.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York.