SEPTA General Manager Joseph M. Casey announced the promotion of Robert L. Lund Jr., P.E. to the position of Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Engineering, Maintenance & Construction. With this appointment, which is effective immediately, Mr. Lund is responsible for all engineering and maintenance related to the Authority’s stations, buildings, bridges, track, communications and signal and power systems. He also oversees the capital construction of both transit and railroad facilities and right-of-way elements. He will report directly to Jeff Knueppel, Deputy General Manager.
Mr. Lund, an 11-year employee, began his career as a structural engineer with Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation in Cherry Hill, NJ. He worked 19 years for the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in various design and management positions associated with transmission, power generation and infrastructure projects. He joined SEPTA in 2001 as the Manager of Structural Engineering. In 2007, he became the Deputy Director for the Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Project and was involved with all aspects of the $740 million rebuilding. In 2009 he was named Senior Director of Capital Construction and also served as SEPTA’s Program Manager for Stimulus (ARRA) Projects.
“One of his foremost accomplishments was spearheading the $191 million ARRA program,” said General Manager Casey. “Bob successfully fast tracked 32 projects, awarding 54 individual contract within one year of the signing of the ARRA bill. We wish him continued success in his new role.”
Mr. Lund was born in Illinois, but grew up in Philadelphia. He attended Archbishop Kennedy High School in Conshohocken and graduated from Villanova University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering. In addition to his academic degrees, Mr. Lund holds numerous engineering and safety related certifications. He is a registered professional engineer in PA and NY.
He resides in Berwyn, PA with his wife Mary. They have two adult sons.