NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2022) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Said El Said, PE, PhD, has joined the firm and will serve as Transportation Systems Manager based in the firm’s Nashville office.
El Said recently received a Philosophy Doctorate in Transportation Engineering from Vanderbilt University and joins Neel-Schaffer following an 18-year career with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Transportation Systems Manager is a new position for Neel-Schaffer, created to better serve clients as transportation technology rapidly evolves and now includes such applications as connected vehicles, unmanned aerial systems (drones), and smart infrastructure. Neel-Schaffer’s Transportation Systems program will include services such as planning, design contracting, deployment inspection and testing, monitoring and tracking, asset management, and technical support.
“We are extremely pleased to have an engineer with Said’s talents and expertise join Neel-Schaffer,” said Richard Sullivan, PE, Assoc. DBIA, Neel-Schaffer’s Tennessee Operations Manager. “He has had many remarkable accomplishments at TDOT and now we are thrilled to see the new ideas and services he will help us provide for our growing client base in Tennessee and throughout the Neel-Schaffer footprint.”
El Said is a registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee and a 2019 graduate of the TDOT Executive Leadership Academy. He earned a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma from Benha Faculty of Engineering in Egypt and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Memphis, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and a Doctorate in Transportation Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.