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Sean Yaghobi to Lead Vertical Transportation at WSP

As vertical transportation department manager, Yaghobi focuses on enhancing and reinforcing the firm’s growing range of elevator and escalator design services on transportation and building projects.

NEW YORK — Sean Yaghobi joined WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, as senior vice president and vertical transportation department manager.

Based in WSP’s New York office, Yaghobi is responsible for delivering design, construction and testing commissioning services for elevator and escalator design on WSP projects, such as airport terminals, transit facilities, government buildings and more.

In addition to supporting the full project lifecycle, he drives strategic growth of WSP’s vertical transportation business serves on the firm’s Northeast Transportation and Infrastructure business management team.

“Sean’s leadership and specialized skillset is definitely a plus for our clients’ new projects and upgrades to existing buildings and transportation facilities,” said David Weiss, senior vice president and Northeast transportation business leader. “His extensive work on many high-profile projects nationally and internationally gives him a deep understanding of what clients need and expect on their projects.”

With more than 20 years of vertical transportation experience in manufacturing, construction and engineering services, Yaghobi held numerous senior leadership positions, delivering for New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, D.C. and contract leadership for the United States Postal Service for more than 50 mail facilities across the country.

Additionally, he worked on transit and rail, aviation, government and building projects in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto, London, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates.

Yaghobi earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a licensed elevator/escalator inspector from National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities.

About WSP in the U.S.

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering, environment and professional services firms. Recognized in 2023 on TIME’s list of the world’s best companies and Fortune’s Change the World list, WSP is driving social impact and commitment to ESG. WSP in the U.S. brings together engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals who are dedicated to collaborate in the best interests of serving local communities. WSP designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With approximately 14,000 employees in 300 offices across the U.S., WSP partners with its clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com