Mr. Wahid Albert serves as Assistant Commissioner and Chief Engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), who oversees more than $4.6 billion in annual on-going design and construction projects, assuring the safety of over 17,450 publicly owned bridges, and for the maintenance and operation of over 38,000 lane miles of state owned highways in New York State.
Some notable projects and recent accomplishments under Mr. Albert’s leadership include improved access to Hunts Point Peninsula, JFK Access/Van Wyck Expressway and Kew Garden Interchange, Phase II of the Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement, Sheridan Boulevard, Nassau Expressway, Woodbury Commons, I-81 Viaduct Replacement, new Buffalo and Schenectady Train Stations, six Upstate Airports, and the Bridge NY Program.
Mr. Albert has been working for NYSDOT for 35 years, starting in 1984 as a Junior Engineer. Since then he has held a number of key positions from Supervisor of a Structures Design Unit, to Director of Structures Design, and then Assistant Deputy Chief Engineer of Structures.
Wahid Albert has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of New York.