Rosca Honored as One of the 2013 New Faces of Engineering

(March 4, 2013) - Gheorghe Rosca, Jr. P.E., a rail section manager in HDR's Riverside office, has been named one of the 2013 New Faces of Engineering by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

The New Faces of Engineering program is sponsored annually by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Members from participating engineering societies nominate colleagues 30 years or younger for consideration as one of the New Faces of Engineering.

Rosca has worked on over 10 bridge replacements and four double-tracking projects with construction values of $30 to $100 million. He is the client manager for the North County Transit District, managing a $12 million on-call contract.

Through his involvement with the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, Rosca works with railway professionals to develop design criteria for high-speed rail infrastructure in the U.S. He was recently inducted as president of the Railway Association of Southern California. He recently convinced his alma mater, Cal Poly Pomona, to start a railway engineering program and will teach the very first course next year.

He credits his parents with his passion for education and hard work. The Rosca family moved to the United States from Romania when he was a young child. With their parents' encouragement, he and his 11 siblings studied hard and all received scholarships to attend college. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School.

Rosca was also named a 2013 American Council of Engineering Companies Young Professional of the Year and will be recognized at ACEC's fall conference.

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