Joseph Lorenzini, P.E., Hired as Principal Rail Engineer for T. Y. Lin International


T.Y. Lin International is pleased to announce that Joseph Lorenzini, P.E., has joined the firm as a Principal Rail Engineer. Lorenzini will be responsible for advancing TYLI’s position in the Transit & Rail marketplace, working directly with clients on projects and mentoring our younger staff.

Lorenzini joins TYLI’s Chicago office from Metra where he most recently served as Chief Engineering Officer, responsible for the building and maintenance of all Metra’s fixed assets with a $200,000,000 budget. In his 29 years at Metra, Lorenzini’s responsibilities included the capital improvement program, the design and construction of Metra’s civil, structural, signal, electrical, mechanical and communication projects and the management of consulting engineers’ and contractors’ contracts. He first served as Director of Construction and then as Assistant Chief Engineering Officer. He also developed and implemented the Engineering Department’s five year capital improvement plan. Prior to joining Metra, Lorenzini served as a structural and project engineer with the Illinois Central Railroad where he designed, estimated, and managed the construction of various rail structures.

“We are excited to welcome Joe to the T.Y Lin International team” said Heather Gaffney, S.E., P.E., TYLI Senior Vice President and Central Region Director. “The extensive experience Joe has gained while working at Metra and the Illinois Central Railroad as a technical leader, manager and executive officer, will provide the added expertise needed to position TYLI as a leader in transit and rail.”

Lorenzini is an active member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance Association, a member of AREMA’s committee 17, a member of the Chicago Maintenance of Way Club and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Village of Arlington Heights Plan Commission.

Lorenzini received his BS in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and his MBA from DePaul University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois.