Rachel Vandenberg, PE, is the national director for ports and intermodal for national architecture and engineering firm Dewberry. Vandenberg oversees civil infrastructure, facility engineering, and architectural design projects in the ports and intermodal market, and brings an in-depth understanding of transportation networks across multiple modes, including freight, intercity, transit, and commuter rail. “Her leadership and experience in this critical infrastructure market will be instrumental in leveraging our expertise enterprise-wide,” Pam Townsend, senior vice president with Dewberry.
Vandenberg has 30 years of experience in providing strategic planning, engineering, and project management for multimodal transportation projects. Her portfolio includes the management of technical and financial studies, environmental studies, design, and construction supervision of rail, freight, highway, and public transportation projects. She has managed relationships with a diverse client base that includes state departments of transportation, self-help counties, regional transportation and transit agencies, class-one railroads, cities, private operators and developers, and port authorities.
Vandenberg is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association; serves as an executive board member for the California Transportation Foundation; is the Americas Vice Chair for the International Association of Ports and Harbors – Women’s Council; and is a member of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International. She has lectured and presented articles at several conferences around the world.
Vandenberg earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in real estate and finance from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. She is a licensed professional engineer in California and Florida.