Jelena Kovacevic will join New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, as dean, effective in August. Currently heading Carnegie Mellon University’s electrical and computer engineering department, her research includes applying data science to smart infrastructure. Kovacevic will succeed Katepalli Sreenivasan. He remains Eugene Kleiner professor for innovation in mechanical engineering. NYU, which merged with Polytechnic University in 2014 to create Tandon, has committed $500 million to improve its facilities and programs.

Alastair Kenyon has left his role as head of AECOM’s London commercial operation to join Alinea Consulting LLP, a cost consultant also based in London, as partner. Alinea, created in 2013 by former executives from Davis Langdon and EC Harris, has revenue of about $17.6 million, says U.K. industry publication Building.

Weeks Marine Inc., Cranford, N.J., has promoted Eric Ellefsen to president. Formerly executive vice president, he succeeds Richard S. (“Rich”) Weeks, who remains CEO. The firm ranks at No. 130 on ENR’s Top 400 U.S. contractors list.


Brown and Caldwell, a Walnut Creek, Calif., environmental engineer and construction firm, has hired three former Stantec water sector managers to new roles. Kati Bell has joined as managing director of water strategy, based in Nashville. She was Stantec global water reuse practice leader. Melanie Holmer, formerly its California water reuse leader, now is B&C’s national water reuse leader, based in Sacramento. Allegra da Silva, who was Stantec Rocky Mountain water reuse practice leader, is regional water reuse leader based in Denver. Also Melissa Meeker, who was co-CEO of the Water Reuse Foundation and a former executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, joins the firm, also in Denver as Rocky Mountain area leader.

Global risk manager Hill International Inc. has named as Middle East regional president Abdo E. Kardous, currently senior vice president and Asia/Pacific region managing director. He replaces Mohammed Al Rais, who resigned from the firm on April 19, according to Hill. Kardous joined the company in 1997.