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Soil + Foundation
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Colleges + Universities
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Heavy Industrial
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416 + 420 Kent Dynamic Highrise
Wittpenn Bridge
Tiffany Crane
LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
NYC Ferry
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A leading full-service engineering firm renowned for our trusted, high quality, and innovative approach to solving complex challenges.

McLaren, PE

Executive Chairman of the Board + Founder

Since founding the firm in his basement in 1977, Mal’s entrepreneurial spirit quickly propelled McLaren Engineering Group to the forefront of the AEC industry. His vision built the foundation which enables us to provide an unparalleled line of quality services and make positive impacts on communities worldwide.

Today, as Executive Chairman of the Board, Mal provides strategic advisory oversight as he heads the firm’s Board of Directors.

Malcolm McLaren , PE - Entrepreneur of the Year

how it all

In the early days, Mal was a driving force behind the concept of the “engineer-as-diver” profession, combining his passion for recreational diving with his skills as a professional engineer to offer underwater investigative services. Since then, his out-of-the-box thinking, passion for innovation, and technical excellence quickly launched an ever-growing engineering empire that has expanded to diverse markets and offices worldwide.

Throughout his career, Mal has led the design and engineering of some of the world’s most important bridges, structures, waterfront developments, and entertainment venues. Highlights include a pair of 100-foot tall animatronic Cranes in Sentosa Bay, Singapore, comprehensive work on 95 percent of New York City’s ferry landings, concert stages for The Rolling Stones, development of the famous MECU Pier 6 Pavilion in Baltimore, and a feasibility study on an urban aerial ropeway gondola that seeks to revolutionize transportation infrastructure. A pioneer in delivering bridge construction by the Design-Build method, Mal also led the firm in the first DB bridge project in New York State.

Spirit Continues

I started McLaren Engineering Group when I was 25 years old with a slide rule in one hand and a shovel in the other. Four decades later, I’m proud to say that the firm has developed beyond my expectations and continues that trajectory of growth by adding more iconic projects to our portfolio and strategically expanding our service line offerings with some of the top talent in the industry. The entrepreneurial basis for our success is the ability to recognize opportunities, and act on them. I am very pleased that this spirit has been captured by our next generation of leaders at McLaren.


Engineer of the Year
New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-NY) in June 2023
Lifetime Achievement Award
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Rockland Chapter in June 2022
Civil Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in October 2020
Best Practice Award
Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey in September 2018
Lifetime Achievement Award
Boy Scouts of America in Hudson Valley Council, June 2017
Engineer in Education Award
New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Rockland County Chapter in June 2017
American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter in March 2017
Hero of the Harbor
Waterfront Alliance in October 2016
Harbor Stewardship Award
Billion Oyster Project in May 2016
Outstanding Community Service Award
The Salvation Army, Greater New York Division in May 2015
Engineer of the Year
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Lower Hudson Valley Branch in May 2014
Entrepreneur of the Year
Rockland Economic Development Corporation in November 2012
Contribution in the Field of Education
New York State Society of Professional Engineers in May 2012
Construction Professional of the Year
New York State Society of Professional Engineers in May 2010
Distinguished Citizen Award
Hudson Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America in November 2007
Engineer of the Year
New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Rockland County Chapter in February 2003
Citation for Outstanding Citizen and Esteem for both the Community and State of New York
New York State Assemblyman Alexander J. Gromack in February 2003
Senate Certification of Recognition of 25 Years of Service Dedicated to the Engineering Community
Senator Thomas P. Morahan in May, 2002



Master of Engineering
Structural Engineering, Rutgers University
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering, Cornell University


Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in 42 States. 


Malcolm McLaren, PE
In The News

Group Photo of Engineers that went on the hike to Pine Meadow Lake in Harriman State Park
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Mal McLaren, PE moderating the closing panel discussion with varied experts on “The Role of Engineering Innovations and Government-Industry-Academe Collaboration in Meeting Transportation Infrastructure Challenges”
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Students visiting a booth at the 2024 Engineering Expo
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McLaren Engineering Group at the 2024 Moles' Awards Dinner
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Mal McLaren Named NSPE-NY Engineer of the Year
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