Engineering Career PE Milestones

McLaren engineers recently passed their Professional Engineering (PE) exams! Congratulations on this is a great milestone in your engineering career! We look forward to your continued contributions to the engineering field and at McLaren. 

licensing state: New York
division: Marine
office: NYC

Nicole Kapasakis

A WEDG certified coastal engineer, Nicole is passionate about protecting coastal communities and focuses on combatting sea level rise and climate change.

Specialized in determining the effects of environmental forces and hydrodynamic impacts placed on coastal structures, she has performed offshore wind assessments, coastal studies, resiliency studies, waterfront rehabilitation design, and living breakwater installations.

Nicole previously earned a master’s degree in coastal engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology with a concentrated study in coastal processes, marine structures, living shorelines, and urban oceanography.

licensing state: New Jersey
division: Marine
office: New Jersey

Bill Gilroy

As a Marine Engineer, William specializes in structural design and analysis of complex buildings and waterfront structures. Experienced in both the civil and structural side of projects, his multidisciplined understanding results in an innovative approach.

“I enjoy the variety of projects our marine team undertakes. I’ve worked on piers, bulkheads, and berthing systems for different facilities and many times have had the opportunity to come up with some pretty unique solutions, where no ‘off-the-shelf’ engineering answers would work.”

licensing state: Pennsylvania
division: Structures
office: Lehigh Valley, PA

Kevin Klepeisz

A structural engineer, Kevin specializes in the design and connection of metal panel facade systems and has worked on iconic exterior elements for 50 Hudson Yards, Moynihan Train Hall, Rutgers University, CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), and Brooklyn’s new One Willoughby Square.

“I enjoy the little intricacies involved with a metal façade system; how it can appear simple from an outside perspective, but when you dive in, it can prove highly complicated and challenging. Our building envelope work tends to take on unique, custom designs rather than cookie cutter type projects, so each has its own never-before-seen complexities. But in the end, these are the most rewarding, especially when you see the final result applied to the building.”

licensing state: New Jersey
division: Marine
office: New Jersey

Annmarie Picinich

Annmarie started at McLaren as a intern before joining us full time as an Marine Engineer after receiving a Master’s in Structural Engineering and BS in Civil Engineering from University of New Hampshire.

“I truly love working as an engineer in the marine division as no two projects are ever identical. I’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from a bulkhead rehabilitation to structural pier capacity to offshore wind feasibility studies. I enjoy the constant creativity involved with marine engineering and am thankful I have amazing coworkers who make it exciting to collaborate and solve problems with each and every day. I grew up swimming and boating, so being a marine engineer allows me to stay connected with the waterfront community.”

licensing state: New Jersey
division: Structures
office: NYC

Marc Sbeglia

A graduate of Drexel University and Staff Engineer on McLaren’s NYC Structures team, Marc’s expertise spans structural analysis to design. Having worked on projects from the renovation of healthcare facilities to the addition of building signage, Marc gets involved in all aspects of a project – from conceptual design, preparation of structural models, to construction support services.

“What I enjoy most about being an engineer is working with other professionals at McLaren and within the AEC industry to coordinate, develop, and solve everyday problems and challenges that projects throw at us.”

licensing state: New Jersey
division: Construction Engineering
office: NYC

Patrick McHugh

Pat specializes in connection design, erection sequencing, and inspections for a variety of projects ranging from large infrastructure to buildings and specialty structures.

“Construction Engineering gives me the opportunity to be close to the action and solve tangible problems on an everyday basis. What I enjoy most, is the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge-base that can be used in many facets of life.”

licensing state: New Jersey
division: Bridges
office: NYC

John Paul O’Loughlin

A staff engineer in McLaren’s Bridge, Highway, + Rail division, John Paul specializes in infrastructure design, inspection, and rehabilitation projects throughout New York. Most notably, he has provided engineering support on the Yonkers Toll Plaza, Drewville Road Bridge Replacement Design, and the Grassy Point Bridge replacement

“Bridge engineering allows me to have a real positive impact on the world. I really enjoy knowing that people travel across bridges I have worked on every day, and that my work helps to better connect people and their communities.”



Posted on: May. 12, 2022