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PSPE Sustaining Associate Member Profile - Michael Baker Jr., Inc.


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Michael Baker Jr., Inc., (an engineering unit of Michael Baker International, LLC) continuously strives to support the professional, educational and social interest of all engineers throughout our organization.  As an engineering firm with more than 3,200 employees, our engineers are the backbone of our organization—they are one of the primary reasons we deliver successful projects to our clients.  Baker has had a long history with PSPE, with employees actively participating throughout the state including Gary Chodkowski, current PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter President, Dave Williams, PSPE Beaver County Scholarship and PSPE State Awards Chair, and Anthony Fitzpatrick, PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter Board Member and 2013 PSPE Young Engineer of the Year.

Baker, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for its clients worldwide. Engineering News-Record (ENR) consistently ranks Baker in the top 8 percent of the 500 largest U.S. engineering design firms and in the top 25 of numerous individual markets, and 21st in the Top CM-for-Fee Firms.  The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water.  Serving clients from public and private sectors in international, federal, statewide and local markets, Baker creates value for clients by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.

With corporate headquarters located in Pittsburgh, PA, Baker is a key provider of engineering and construction management services throughout the Western PA region.  Our commitment to Pittsburgh and Allegheny County is important as an investment in the future of our own communities where we live and work.

One of Baker’s recently completed signature local projects was honored with multiple awards.  The CSX J&L Tunnel Modification Project at the South Side Works in Pittsburgh, designed by Baker, was selected for the Project of the Year Award by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and received the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA), as well as being selected the March of Dimes Transportation Project of the Year Award.  The project was also selected for PSPE Beaver Chapter’s Project of the Year Award.  The Project Team will be giving a presentation on the project at an April 16th joint meeting with PSPE Pittsburgh Chapter and PSPE Beaver County Chapter. 

In 2013, Baker expanded its reach and capabilities when Baker became a key part of Michael Baker International, LLC.  Michael Baker International, LLC (Baker International), is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, which includes planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions.  Baker International provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  With more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue, Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in over 90 offices located across the U.S. and internationally.  To learn more, visit