Morelli Leading Alternative Delivery for Transportation at WSP USA
New senior vice president’s global engineering experience will help firm expand position as a leader in design services for transportation industry contractors.
NEW YORK — Ettore Morelli is bringing nearly two decades of international management experience to his new role as senior vice president and national alternative delivery leader for transportation at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
Morelli will be the executive responsible for the firm’s services to local and national contracting partners on major projects for state and local transit and transportation agencies.
“Ettore is a business leader with over 20 years of global experience in alternative project delivery that will provide our U.S. clients with someone they can trust to understand their needs and guide them from early project development through delivery,” said Joseph Pulicare, WSP USA president of transportation. “His leadership and team building skills, combined with expertise on large iconic projects in both the private and public sectors will forge successful collaboration on a wide range of transportation projects.”
Prior to joining WSP, Morelli served as a vice president for global business development and alternative delivery at an international engineering firm. His experience includes all phases of management of alternative delivery projects in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Throughout his career, he has established strong relationships with international contractors, owner agencies, U.S. State Department, and foreign government agencies. His procurement efforts have led to the winning of more than $15 billion in capital programs in multiple national and international locations.
Morelli graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and from Manhattan College with a master’s degree in civil engineering.
As a leader in design services for contractors, WSP USA has delivered significant projects including as Texas DOT’s Dallas Horseshoe, which opened in 2017; Arizona DOT’s Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, which opened at the end of last year, Tennessee DOT’s 440 Interchange, which opened this year; and LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B program, which will be substantially complete later this year.
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com