McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm, announced today that it is expanding its leadership team with the additions of Dawson Bloom as Civil Technical Director and Michelle Piechowski as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
“We’re excited to welcome both of these professionals to the team. Dawson will be taking on key duties, including companywide oversight for the technical work product for the site civil team and expanding this team across all markets. Michelle will help us move forward with the next phase of our expansion as we create scalable systems for growth,” said McLaren Engineering Group CEO Malcolm McLaren. “Their cumulative experience is a clear indicator that McLaren continues to recruit some of the best talent in the industry.”
Bloom has over 25 years of experience managing complex, multidisciplinary teams of design professionals and overseeing civil engineering projects across the tri-state area. His specialties include transportation planning and design, site development, utility and infrastructure design, urban planning and design, municipal engineering, construction management and more.
Prior to joining the McLaren Engineering Group, Bloom managed significant projects throughout New Jersey, including Newark’s Broad Street’s Station Plaza, the Edgewater Marina Park and Ferry Landing, and the Clinton Street Streetscape in Newark.
Bloom holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he also served as an adjunct professor of civil engineering.
Prior to joining McLaren Engineering Group, Piechowski was the Vice President of Global Human Resources for The Topps Company in New York City. In that role, she built and led an HR operation for the 500-employee organization, including planning, benefits and global talent acquisition. Piechowski was a strategic partner to business leaders on organizational, developmental and personnel matters.
The new hires come amid ongoing growth for McLaren. The firm recently cut the ribbon on its new Woodcliff Lake, N.J. corporate office, which has a capacity for over 250 employees. With a current staff there of over 130, McLaren will be hiring a variety of professionals – from senior-level to administrative positions – in the coming months.