Yostpille Joins HDR as New York/New Jersey Bridges and Structures Leader

Bernard Yostpille, P.E., has joined HDR as New York/New Jersey bridges and structures leader.

Based in Newark, New Jersey, Yostpille will oversee technical delivery, quality, strategic guidance and client relations for HDR’s bridges and structures practice in the New York/New Jersey area. He will focus on bridges, stations and facilities, moveable bridges, and other structural projects.

Before joining HDR, Yostpille spent more than 30 years at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, most recently as chief structural engineer.

Yostpille has earned multiple industry awards, including Government Engineer of the Year by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) North Jersey Branch, and Herbert Howard Government Engineer of the Year by the ASCE Metropolitan Section Board. He served on New York City Model Building Code Subcommittee for Progressive Collapse and the New York Interagency Engineering Council. He also has served on professional peer review committees related to bridge safety and replacement.

“Bernie’s years of experience with various complex structural projects at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will help us expand our service to major infrastructure clients in the area,” said Thomas McLaughlin, HDR New York/New Jersey area manager. “In addition to his industry-recognized structural experience, Bernie brings leadership and mentoring qualities that will enhance our structural engineers’ capabilities, build on our best-in-class client service, and enable HDR to continue to grow as one of the top structural engineering firms in the marketplace.”

Yostpille is a licensed engineer in New York and New Jersey. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Polytechnic University of New York.

About HDR’s Transportation Experience

Our award-winning transportation practice is known for solving our clients’ most complex mobility challenges across all modes of travel. We are helping with multibillion-dollar programs ranging from managing the Council Bluffs, Iowa Interstate rehabilitation program and the San Diego Mid-Coast Corridor Transit project to designing the I-4 Ultimate P3 project in Florida and the New NY Bridge. In addition to planning and engineering, our experts help clients with strategic funding, economic analysis, public engagement, real estate services, program/project controls, risk management, and operations and maintenance. 

About HDR

HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.