Eli Charchar, is a key member of our Rail CM Team, based in our New Jersey Office, and brings over 33 years of experience in the Rail and Transit Market Sector. Prior to joining Naik, Eli spent two years at Amtrak’s Engineering I&C Department, handling a sizeable number of third party projects in NY, NJ, PA, DE, VA, and Washington DC. Eli also has over 29 years of experience with NJ TRANSIT holding the position of Chief Engineer, Right-of-Way and Facilities-Infrastructure Engineering. At both Agencies, he was responsible for project planning, design and construction of complex rail projects, including: project management and controls, risk management, value engineering, constructability and construction management. Some of the projects in which Eli played key or lead roles include: Superstorm Sandy Recovery and Resiliency, ARC Trans-Hudson Express Tunnel, Main Line Second Track, and the Woodbine Yard Reconstruction Project. With Eli’s valuable experience and insights, he will be responsible for managing various NJ TRANSIT projects as well as cultivating the continued growth of Naik’s NY/NJ Rail Engineering and Construction Management Practice.