Primera is pleased to welcome Zaida Morillo, PE, SE as our Transportation Structural Group Manager. Based in our Lisle, Illinois office, Zaida’s primary responsibility will be to manage our transportation structural group and grow our bridge practice while continuing to connect with new and existing clients in the civil and structural engineering industry.
Zaida joins Primera with more than 15 years of experience performing structural design and analysis for new construction, rehabilitation, and widening of fixed, movable and railroad bridge structures. She has led a variety of structural related projects ranging from simple structures to high-profile, fast-track infrastructure projects, including design-build projects. Throughout her career, she has worked on projects for Departments of Transportation in several states, which has expanded her knowledge of the industry and has created a natural awareness of state-specific standards across the U.S. Zaida received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and has notable involvement in Engineers Without Borders (EWB) mentoring young students. She also served as chair of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Illinois Chapter.
“I am impressed by Zaida’s experience and proven leadership, as well as her demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the industry.” said Erin Inman, President & CEO. “Her engineering achievements, professional service involvement, and networking abilities make her an excellent fit during this critical time of nationwide growth at Primera.”
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, woman-owned engineering design and consulting firm dedicated to developing meaningful client relationships that allow us to provide best-in-class client service. Primera offers a wide range of professional services in the buildings, transportation and utility environments, including: mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), civil, structural and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, project and construction management, and business consulting services.