Emerging Leaders

Class of 2020 – Philip Thompson

Philip Thompson
Hardesty & Hanover

Mr. Thompson is a Professional Engineer Licensed in the State of New Jersey with 15 years of structural engineering experience including the analysis, design, inspection, load rating, and construction oversight of highway and railroad transportation infrastructure. Mr. Thompson is the Structural Staffing Manager for Hardesty & Hanover’s West Trenton, New Jersey office and typically serves on projects as Structural Project Engineer and Deputy Project Manager. His recent notable projects include the Seismic Rehabilitation of MNR’s Harlem River Lift Bridge (Project Engineer and Deputy PM), Replacement of 5 Bridges over the MNR New Haven Line (Project Engineer), Concept Development for the replacement of the Route 71 Shark River Bridge (Structural Task Lead), Rehabilitation of SLSMC Bridge 6 (twin rolling lift) over the Welland Canal (Project Engineer), the Rehabilitation of the 178th and 179th Street Ramps of the New York Approach to the George Washington Bridge (Structural Team Lead), and serving on NJ TRANSIT’s 2021 Capital Program Development Team (Project Engineer). Mr. Thompson received both his Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees specializing in Structural Engineering from Rutgers University. He currently serves on the board of the Southern New Jersey Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), and has acted as the head loading judge for the Metropolitan Regional AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition since 2013.