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Gary Worek

Gary Worek
Assistant Division Director, Region South Operations

New Jersey Department of Transportation
One Executive Campus Route 70 West, 2nd Fl Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Email: Gary.Worek@dot.nj.gov
Office: 856-414-8405
Cell: 609-256-2033

Short Bio:  I been working in the Transportation industry (Civil Engineering/Project Management/Construction and Operations and Maintenance) for the last 32+ years.  My first 30+ years of experience started in the Civil Engineering/Project Management/Construction arena in the private consultant sector in Site Development and Bridge design and inspection disciplines.  I then moved to the Public sector working for a County Engineering-DPW which included the management, oversight and completion of planned public infrastructure projects, as well as emergency response and repair of public infrastructure found by inspection or damaged as a result of storms and/or natural disasters.

My 2+ years of experience in the Operations and Maintenance arena of Transportation is currently ongoing.  As Assistant Division Director of Region South Operations and Maintenance for the NJDOT, I oversee a team of 269 employees and am responsible for Regional operations (Winter and severe weather, EOC), maintenance (roadway, bridge, drainage, guiderail), equipment (service/repair of Regional fleet), and electrical (service/repair signals and lighting).  In addition, I serve as an Advisor to Departmental employees who are “mentoring” other employees working towards attaining their NJ PE Licenses.

As for my academic background, I obtained an AAS in Civil/Construction Engineering Technology in 1987 at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey.  I then went on to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and obtained my BS CET in Civil Engineering Technology in 1989.  I have been a licensed New Jersey Professional Engineer since August 6, 1996.

I am sure I have chosen the right profession and career to suit my personal attributes and I have a passion for what I do and have done; of course that’s not to say a career in the MLB or a successful music band might have taken precedence – if I only had the talents!

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