ASCE Illinois Names HDR’S Patrick Pechnick Civil Engineer of the Year

Patrick Pechnick

Patrick Pechnick, P.E., has been named Civil Engineer of the Year by the Illinois section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Based in Chicago, Pechnick is a senior vice president with HDR and is the firm’s area manager for Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. He has been with HDR since 2010.

In a press release citing his accomplishments, ASCE stated that Pechnick has been committed to the engineering field and Illinois’ transportation infrastructure throughout his 34-plus year career. Pechnick has had two careers: first with the Illinois Department of Transportation District One in the public sector followed by his current tenure in the private sector. As IDOT Engineer of Program Development, he oversaw planning and design of IDOT District One’s transportation investments. He participated in all major transportation corridor improvements in the Chicago region over a 20-plus year span. In his role as HDR area manager, his focus on mentoring younger engineers and supporting professional associations such as ASCE has created a positive culture of career development and industry leadership.

In addition to his operations responsibilities with HDR, Pechnick remains active as a project manager, project principal and program manager. He is a registered professional engineer in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. He is intimately involved with technical aspects of all of the area’s complex projects, and younger engineers often call upon him for guidance.

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