Mark von Leffern


A former aerospace engineer who streamlines land-based projects
37, Project Control Engineer
Hill International
San Francisco

A veteran of the aerospace industry, Mark von Leffern spent the early part of his career working on projects that would eventually become aloft, such as the Boeing C-17 and C-130 aircraft. In his current position with Hill International, von Leffern serves as project control engineer lead for 1,400 MW of renewable energy capital projects for Southern California Edison. One example of his innovative skill set is devising a better method to plot transmission commodity progress updates by creating a new reporting system that resulted in time savings and greater efficiency. "By stepping up and becoming intimate with the project scope early in the life cycle and being proactive to managing changes as they occur, you are able to quickly become a respected member of the team," von Leffern says.