Jason A. Snyder, P.E., F.ASCE, principal engineer and Appalachian Basin Surface Transportation Manager for the Harrisburg, PA, regional office of AECOM (formerly URS Corporation), has been elevated to Fellow status by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Snyder has more than 20 years of civil, municipal, and transportation engineering experience, with an emphasis on secondary roadway and bridge reconstruction and replacement through the use of sustainable and innovative technologies.
Recently, he has worked in support of gas exploration and development activities in the Marcellus and Utica shales. Projects include safety audits, roadway maintenance plans, network evaluations and route analysis, roadway bonding and permitting, roadway repair and upgrade designs, construction oversight and management services, and bridge rehabilitations and upgrades. He is responsible for coordinating infrastructure management for numerous clients, as well as overseeing the design, procurement, and construction management of 500-plus miles of federal, state, county, and local roadways and the repair or replacement of numerous bridges in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York.
In 2013, Snyder oversaw the design and construction of the second geosynthetic reinforced soil – integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS) to be constructed in Pennsylvania, in North Hopewell Township, York County. In 2015, he did the same for three additional GRS-IBS bridge solutions.
Snyder serves as the audit chairman of the ASCE Central Pennsylvania Section. Outside ASCE, he is a member of the American Public Works Association, the American Society of Highway Engineers, and the Marcellus Shale Coalition Transportation Committee.
He has received numerous professional recognitions, including APWA’s Professional Manager of the Year for Engineering and Technology (2012), the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania’s Diamond Award Certificate for Engineering Excellence (2013), the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence (2013), and the American Recycling & Reclaiming Association’s Recycling Award (2015).
Serving as the township engineer and public works director for North Hopewell Township for 17 years, he is also a Technical Committee Member of the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Snyder earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with a minor in environmental science from Lafayette College. He is licensed in Pennsylvania and five other states.