“Vijay is recognized as an accomplished expert and leader in the design and construction of highways and bridges. He brings a demonstrated ability to manage the delivery of key transportation projects” said Gary Hullfish, PE, HNTB’s New Jersey office leader and vice president.
Thaker has more than 31 years of experience with the NJDOT, including serving as executive manager of the bureau of structural and railroad engineering services. In that role, he supervised more than 30 structural and civil engineers responsible for bridge design, construction review, insuring proposed bridge designs complied with industry standards, reviewing new bridge products and technologies, and railroad engineering and safety for at-grade railroad crossings.
A professional engineer in New Jersey, he is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a master’s degree in structures, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from M.S. University in India. He is a certified public manager and a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies.
In New Jersey, HNTB’s work includes design of the Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation and design of Portway truck routes that provide intermodal roadway connections as well as numerous other projects for NJDOT. HNTB currently is serving as general consulting engineer for New Jersey Turnpike Authority; construction manager for Garden State Parkway interchange 125 improvement project; and program manager for New Jersey Transit’s post-superstorm Sandy resiliency efforts, among other roles for clients.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients in New Jersey from offices in four office locations in the state that currently employ approximately 200 full-time professionals. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.