ELYRIA — The city has hired a new engineer, a former maintenance engineer with the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
Timothy J. Ujvari of Hudson will replace city Engineer Mukund Moghe, who retired at the end of 2011.
Ujvari starts Monday with a starting salary of $87,673, which falls in line with the city’s set salary schedule.
Mayor Holly Brinda said Ujvari was interviewed in recent weeks and rose to the top of the candidate field because of his ties to municipal projects and classifications that include Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Class II Wastewater Operator Certifications and Class A Water Operator Certification.
“We have looked long and hard for the right match to complement our very competent team, and we look forward to him helping us elevate our engineering services and infrastructure planning to the next level,” Brinda said.
Brinda said Ujvari became available after the Ohio Turnpike Commission reorganized and his position was eliminated. He was with the Turnpike from November 1991 to May of this year, first as assistant maintenance engineer and later maintenance engineer.
His primary responsibilities included overall maintenance of the Turnpike, including the development of related operating and capital improvements, strategic planning, regulatory permitting and establishing staffing levels within a department of 425 with an operating budget of $43 million.
Prior to serving with the Turnpike, Ujvari was employed with URS Corp.
He has both an associate degree in surveying and construction and a bachelor’s degree in engineering construction from the University of Akron.
Ujvari did not return calls for comment.
Brinda said Ujvari’s focus for the rest of the year will be supervising current projects to make sure they are on budget and on time.
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