Emerging Leaders

Class of 2020 – Matthew Alboum

Matthew Alboum Dewberry

Matthew (Matt) Alboum, PE, is an Associate and Assistant Department Manager for the Bridge Structures Department in Dewberry’s Bloomfield, NJ office. His experience includes bridge engineering services involving complex bridge design, post-design services, and project management for complex interstate interchange projects for clients such as the New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Turnpike Authority. He has been with Dewberry engineers for his entire career.

He is chair of the ACECNJ Young Professional Committee and is very active in ACECNJ. He is also on the planning committee for the NJSPE Engineering Career Day, and volunteers to speak at schools throughout the state on the benefits of a career in engineering. He is actively involved in Dewberry’s mentorship initiatives, including the development and execution of an 8 part program titled “Mentorship Building Workshops”. He is also very involved with Dewberry’s Bridge Community of practice focusing on the importance of critical knowledge management and transfer.

He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Buffalo; an MS in Civil/Structural Engineering from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and an MS in Engineering Management from Clarkson University.

Matt spends most of his time with his family (Wife, Son age 4, and daughter age 8 months. He also loves to be outside, and actively trains for and races in endurance sports including running and cycling.

I am a triathlete, and I have completed an Ironman Triathlon which is 140.6 miles (2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike, and 26.2 Mile Run), and 5 half-ironman distance races.

I also love to read historical non-fiction, and have become slightly obsessed with the American Revolution.

Favorite Quote: “If it was easy…Everyone would do it.” Not sure if anyone before me coined the phrase, but I use it all the time.

My second favorite quite is “The grass isn’t greener on the other side. Its green where you water it” Not sure where it came from (definitely not me).

My Job would be a lot easier if… If everyone communicated more frequently, and relied less on perception and assumptions to act or make judgements.