MEA Profile: Michael L. Marinelli, Jr, PE, CME, Project Manager

Michael Marinelli is a Project Manager at Menlo Engineering Associates, Inc. and reports directly to the firm’s executive management team.

Mike joined Menlo Engineering in 1999 as a Drafting Technician upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University.  Mike was quickly promoted to a Designer, with the bulk of his responsibilities in traffic and transportation design.  In 2007, Mike was licensed as a Professional Engineer and was promoted to Project Engineer, when his responsibilities extended to full site plan, subdivision, and stormwater management designs.  In 2008, Mike became a Certified Municipal Engineer and, since 2013, Mike has been a key Project Manager for the firm, preparing and overseeing full engineering designs, supervising technical staff, and providing expert testimony.

Mike was responsible for the full site plan design of the Pulaski Distribution Center in Jersey City for Prologis - an 878,000-square foot warehouse on the 49.2-acre former PJP Landfill site that achieved LEEDS Gold Certification and the NAIOP New Jersey Industrial Award.  Mike’s design included highway improvements and widening for ‘Routes 1 & 9 Truck’ and also required US Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers reviews, NJDEP Flood Hazard Area and Waterfront Development approvals, and Homeland Security approval for construction under the Pulaski Skyway.  Some of his other designs include:  the full redevelopment of the BAPS facility in Edison, NJ for a new 3-story house of worship on a 6.47-acre site involving construction over three separate natural gas pipelines and including a natural gas generator and underground stormwater management system; an 18,000 SF Aldi supermarket on a 4.5-acre site in Edison, NJ requiring full grading and stormwater management design and NJDOT access; and, the redevelopment of an existing warehouse into a 76,000 SF Restaurant Depot Wholesale Distribution Facility on an 8.3-acre site in South Plainfield, NJ requiring parking layout, pavement restoration, and stormwater management improvements.

Mike was also instrumental in the traffic and transportation designs for approximately one half mile of roadway widening, the relocation of a fiber optic trunk line, and upgrades to an existing traffic signal along US Route 1 in Edison, NJ, as well as the widening and reconstruction of 1,500 LF of Washington Valley Road, including a new traffic signal and the extension of an existing concrete box culvert, associated with the Promenade at Warren (a 208-unit planned adult community on a 71-acre site).  Mike was also responsible for the design of a regional pump station with a total projected flow of 244,000 GPD and 3,000 LF of force main in Old Bridge, NJ associated with the Pheasant Park residential development.