Following completion of an acquisition announced May 14 by POWER Engineers Inc. of Burns and Roe Enterprises (BRE), the power and energy engineering unit of Burns and Roe Group, the corporation's CEO Keith Roe will have a dual role as chairman and as

strategic executive advisor to POWER Engineers, Hailey, Idaho, as an employee, says a Burns and Roe spokeswoman. Under the deal, set to close by the end of June, POWER Engineers will buy all stock of Oradell, N.J.-based BRE from its parent. No further transaction details were disclosed.

About 500 Burns and Roe employees will transfer to POWER Engineers. Not part of the deal is Burns and Roe Services Corp. a subsidiary in Virginia Beach, Va., that provides start-up, logistics support and maintenance and operations for water treatment plants, power facilities, research labs and military installations.

BRE Senior Vice Presidents Erol Ozkirbas and Reg Gagliardo will continue to lead its fossil fuel and nuclear businesses, respectively, at POWER Engineers. Officials of the two firms say the deal will provide POWER Engineers, a power transmission design specialist, with more generation capabilities, particularly in the nuclear sector. The transaction would provide BRE with a "full spectrum of world-class power generation and power delivery services," says the company. POWER Engineers ranks at No. 43 on ENR's list of The Top 500 Design Firms. Burns and Roe Group ranks at No. 100.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has elevated Julia Ross to dean of its College of Engineering and Information Technology, effective Aug. 4. She now is the Constellation Professor of Information Technology and Engineering and former chair of the school's chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering department. Ross also is co-author of the INSPIRES curriculum for K-12 students.

Alan Lambert joins Ware Malcomb, an Irvine, Calif., design firm as regional director based in Seattle. The new role follows the firm's acquisition of Connell Design, of which he was president and general manager. Ware Malcomb ranks at No. 258 on ENR's list of The Top 500 Design Firms, with $42.2 million in 2013 revenue.

Robert "Bob" LiMandri, former New York City Dept. of Buildings commissioner, has ined Vidaris, a construction and energy consultant also based there, as senior

principal. Serving under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) from 2008 to 2013, he led the the city's construction code revision to boost safety rules and energy efficiency in building codes.

RailWorks Corp., a New York City-based provider of track and transit systems construction and maintenance, has hired John Young as executive vice president. He had been senior vice president at Zachry Construction, San Antonio. Young now leads RailWorks' U.S. track operations, which account for 45% of its revenue, the firm says.

Andrew Kerin will be CEO of a new company to be formed by the merger of The Brickman Group. Ltd. LLC and ValleyCrest Cos. LLC, national landscaping construction firms based in Rockville, Md., and Calabasas, Calif., respectively. Kerin is Brickman CEO. Roger Zino, ValleyCrest CEO, is set to be vice chairman of the firm, which is unnamed, says a spokeswoman. No other integration details were disclosed. Completion of the deal, announced May 21, "could take a matter of months," she says. Brickman is owned by private equity firm KKR, and ValleyCrest by MSD Capital L.P., a similar investor. Following the close, KKR will be majority owner of the combined company and MSD Capital will have "a significant" minority interest, say the firms. ValleyCrest ranks at No. 57 on ENR's list of The Top 400 Contractors.

Raj Rajamariappan has joined Locus Technologies, a San Francisco cloud-based

environmental compliance and information management software developer, as vice president of software architecture and platform engineering. He was a director of product strategy for the Primavera business unit of Oracle Corp.

Ames & Gough, a McLean, Va., insurance broker and design firm risk management consultant has named Charlie Vonderheid senior vice president. He joins the firm from CBIZ Insurance Services Inc., where he was a senior executive. Katherine M. O'Brien is to be a property-casualty broker. She was a commercial lines account manager for Integrated Insurance Solutions.