Victoria Ballestero, PE

Victoria Ballestero recognized as a leader by the National Society of Professional Engineers

Victoria Ballestero, PE

Please join us in congratulating Victoria Ballestero, PE, MBA for being recognized as a woman leader in Engineering by the National Society of Professional Engineers for her role in the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers (MDSPE).

“I have served on the MDSPE Executive Board for the past seven years in various capacities, including as the Secretary and President Elect. In June 2021, I will take on the role of President of the organization. MDSPE is responsible for lobbying on behalf of the profession, providing annual continuing education, and creating a network of multi-disciplinary professionals across the state. As President of MDSPE, as well as in my role at ATCS, I look forward to championing initiatives that promote the high standards of care required of Professional Engineers, increase diversity and inclusion, and grow the pipeline of Professional Engineers.” says Victoria.

Victoria’s site civil engineering experience in the Maryland and DC-Metro region includes a vast array of residential, mixed-use, industrial, and commercial projects. As the Operations Manager of ATCS’ Largo, MD office, Victoria leads a group of land development engineering and surveying experts to provide innovative solutions for the emerging needs of clients in Prince George’s County and the Maryland metropolitan area.

Throughout her career, Victoria has served in numerous leadership positions for professional associations. She is the Vice President of Associates on the Executive Committee for the Maryland Building Industry Association, a Board Member for the Foundation for Applied Construction Technology for Students, and a Councilmember on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council for her alma mater, Clarkson University. Outside of her professional commitments, Victoria is an avid traveler and outdoor sports enthusiast including ice climbing and backpacking.

Click HERE to read the full article “Leading for All the Right Reasons” published in the National Society of Professional Engineers’ Winter 2021 PE magazine

About ATCS

ATCS is a leading professional engineering consulting firm providing roadway design, traffic engineering, planning, environmental, construction management and inspections, surveying, site civil, and emergency management services since 1994. With eight offices across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan, and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs. For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter , Instagram and LinkedIn

Young Ho Chang

Young Ho Chang, CEO, 2021 Inducted into Virginia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Please join us in congratulating Young Ho Chang, PE for being inducted into the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Alumni are selected based on their accomplishments and commitment to the profession of engineering and other careers, as well as their support to the university, nation, and society as a whole. The Academy of Distinguished Alumni was established in 1998 and, since that time, has recognized 144 members with this distinct honor.

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Young Ho Chang, PE

About ATCS

ATCS is a leading professional engineering consulting firm providing roadway design, traffic engineering, planning, environmental, construction management and inspections, surveying, site civil, and emergency management services since 1994. With eight offices across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan, and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs. For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter , Instagram and LinkedIn

Sogand Karbalaieali, PhD, featured in ITE Journal.

Sogand Karbalaieali, PHD, is a Traffic Operations Engineer at ATCS. Sogand was featured in this month @ITE Journal. She is the Washington DC Area Director of WDCSITE.

“I am very excited about my new role for WDCSITE. This is an opportunity to share knowledge, listen to each other’s ideas, Keep up with local projects that we may not know about, and bring people together, even in a Zoom event” mentions Sogand.

Read the complete article to learn about Sogand’s inspiration for taking on a leadership role with the DC chapter of ITE!

About ATCS

ATCS is a leading professional engineering consulting firm providing roadway design, traffic engineering, planning, environmental, construction management and inspections, surveying, site civil, and emergency management services since 1994. With eight offices across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan, and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs. For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter , Instagram and LinkedIn

 

Brian Riffel, PE Promoted to Senior Vice President, North Region Manager

 

We are excited to have Brian lead the growth of ATCS’ Northern Operations. Through his new responsibilities, Brian will strengthen existing offices and expand our northern geographic footprint aligned with the firm’s strategic plan. Brian brings 26 years of operations/project management grown from hands-on roadway/transit infrastructure design work.

A collaborative, out-of-the box leader passionate about continuous team development, his leadership will enable our clients, employees, company, and communities to flourish.

Brian joined ATCS in 2019 as Vice President, Corporate Design Discipline Lead and Operations Manager in our Baltimore office. In that role he increased collaboration among all levels of both technical and professional staff. He also created a culture of high-quality deliverables for our clients and embraces workshare to retain and develop staff.

Brian is an alum of the University of New York at Buffalo.

 

About ATCS

ATCS is a leading professional engineering consulting firm providing roadway design, traffic engineering, planning, environmental, construction management and inspections, surveying, site civil, and emergency management services since 1994. With eight offices across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan, and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs. For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter , Instagram and LinkedIn

Michael Rosenfeld, PE named Chief Operating Officer

Please join us in congratulating Michael Rosenfeld, PE on his promotion as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Rosenfeld has 26 years of progressively responsible experience in private and public sector transportation design, construction management and inspection, maintenance operations and project controls. Prior to joining ATCS in 2008, he served as VDOT’s Northern Virginia District’s Construction Engineer as well as the District’s Project Controls Manager. While at ATCS, Mr. Rosenfeld has led major contracts including VDOT’s Engineering Support Services Contract, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s Construction Support Services Contract, the Northern Region Operations ITS/CEI Contract, and multiple On-Call Design and Construction Management contracts in Prince William and Loudoun Counties.

With his new position, we are excited to have Mr. Rosenfeld lead the growth of our ATCS offices, expand our footprint within the industry and propel us into the future!

Mr. Rosenfeld mentioned “I am truly excited about the opportunity to serve as ATCS’ COO.  In my new role, I look forward to supporting our talented leadership team to bring value, innovation, and creative energy to each of our offices and our clients” 

About ATCS

ATCS is a leading professional engineering consulting firm providing roadway design, traffic engineering, planning, environmental, construction management and inspections, surveying, site civil, and emergency management services since 1994. With eight offices across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan, and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs. For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter , Instagram and LinkedIn

ATCS Named a 2020 Top Workplace!

Herndon, June 19th, 2020 – ATCS has been named one of The Washington Post’s 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington, D.C. area. Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

“Now in its seventh year, The Post’s Top Workplaces list continues to highlight the companies that are leaders in the Washington-area in terms of employee engagement and satisfaction,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes. “We had a record number of employees participate in the survey this year, making it clear that these organizations have made cultivating an atmosphere of support and respect a priority.”

ATCS’ achievement can be directly attributed to its strong corporate culture, which enables its employees to feel empowered and excited about their work each day. Client, Employee, Company, and Community represent ATCS’ Four Pillars and they support our commitment to create and value strong and meaningful relationships.

“I am humbled and honored by this recognition, especially since it is based on employee feedback” mentions Young Ho Chang, President. “This is a testament to our belief that we can be a successful company that does great work, and takes care of our employees and the communities we serve.”

The full list along with additional content will run in print in a special Top Workplaces magazine on October 14 and will be available on The Post’s site. The Washington Post will also host an awards ceremony in October to recognize the 200 top-ranked companies.

About ATCS

ATCS is a leading professional engineering consulting firm providing roadway design, traffic engineering, planning, environmental, construction management and inspections, surveying, site civil, and emergency management services since 1994. With eight offices across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs. For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter , Instagram and LinkedIn

Media Contact
Leslie Thomas
703.817.3588
lthomas@atcsplc.com

 

About The Washington Post

The Washington Post is an award-winning news leader whose mission is to connect, inform, and enlighten local, national and global readers with trustworthy reporting, in-depth analysis and engaging opinions. It combines world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools so readers can interact with The Post anytime, anywhere.

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.

ATCS Opens New Office in Largo, MD

ATCS is expanding its footprint in Prince George’s County to meet current and future planned growth.

Herndon, VA, January 16th, 2019 – ATCS, a professional consulting firm, announced the opening of its new office in Largo, MD which will strengthen the firm’s partnerships and present greater opportunities to meet the increasing needs of clients throughout the region.

“The decision to expand our footprint and open an office in Prince George’s County was a logical step in our business growth strategy,” said Young Ho Chang, President. “We believe the future is strong for Prince George’s County and with Dr. Haitham Hijazi, we are poised to serve our clients well”

For more than 25 years, ATCS has delivered exceptional engineering, planning and design services to clients on a broad range of projects. With intimate knowledge of local requirements and processes, ATCS’ professionals are invaluable partners in delivering innovative and efficient solutions for its clients so that their communities can flourish.

A recent addition to the ATCS team, Dr. Haitham Hijazi, P.E., L.S. will lead the newly formed Largo office. Haitham brings over 32 years of experience in the engineering and land surveying industry. He previously managed a private engineering and surveying consulting company in Adelphi, Maryland. Haitham later spent over 25 years serving in several leadership roles in Prince George’s County Government, first at the County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) and then at the Department of Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement (DPIE). At DPW&T, Haitham directed and was responsible for as many as 450 employees and strived to ensure the highest degree of public service in the County’s public roadway system, public transit systems, and storm drainage infrastructure. Haitham was then tapped by former County Executive Baker to develop and lead DPIE to consolidate the County’s permitting, inspection, and enforcement processes that were scattered across over seven agencies and offices into a one-stop center.

“Opening a new office in Prince George’s County will further enhance our service capabilities in this growing region,” said Melanie Graf, Vice President, Site Civil Practice. “We are excited to provide our services and help grow the County.”

New Office Location
9500 Medical Center Drive
Suite 370
Largo, Maryland 20774

About ATCS

As a professional consulting firm providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary services, ATCS has grown into a leading firm in the region supporting our clients achieve their goals and building a better future for our communities. With over 230 employees and seven offices across Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs.For more information follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Media Contact
Leslie Thomas
703.817.3588
lthomas@atcsplc.com