Primera Engineers is pleased to welcome senior engineer Scott VanDerAa, PE to our growing transportation division. Working from both our Lisle and Chicago, Illinois offices, Scott will rely on his expertise in the planning, study, design and maintenance of highways and roadways to support our state, county and municipal clients.
Scott joins Primera with 30 years of experience working for the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways. While he spent the past 13 years leading the traffic engineering and operations division, he spent the first 17 years as a project engineer and leader in the design bureau. His experience includes project engineering and management, reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, traffic engineering and studies, geometric design, preliminary (Phase I) engineering, design engineering and contract preparation, signing and pavement marking maintenance, contract management, and permit reviews. He brings to Primera extensive experience coordinating with multiple stakeholders, including political officials, IDOT, ISTHA, local municipalities and townships, emergency services, schools and the general public. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in transportation facilities from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Scott’s long history serving as the client is invaluable to the Primera team,” said Ted Lachus, Transportation Division Manager and Senior Vice President. “His background perfectly aligns with our goal to provide best-in-class client service paired with industry-leading engineering expertise on every project we deliver.”
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service engineering design and consulting firm dedicated to dynamic design, innovative technology, and superior service. Primera’s transportation division offers full-service planning, design, and construction management services from a team of experts with a wealth of experience in the study and design of roadways, expressways, bridges, bike paths, utility, aviation, as well as stormwater infrastructure, land developments, playgrounds, and recreation areas. Primera also offers a wide range of professional services in the disciplines of mechanical/electrical/plumbing (M/E/P), structural, civil, telecommunications engineering, architecture, commissioning, power delivery and program management.
For more information about Primera’s Transportation services, contact Ted Lachus, Transportation Division Manager/Senior Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org.