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Dr. Anwar Zahid

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Certified Project Manager 3

Local Address: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
630 Plaza Drive Suite 200
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129
United States

Company Description: ARCADIS is a global network of business professionals that provides project management, consultancy and engineering services to enhance mobility, sustainability and...   more

Employment History

  • Principal Engineer
  • Structural Task Manager
    Boynton Beach

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD.
  • MSCE
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • PhD , structural engineering and mechanics
    North Carolina State University
9 Total References
Web References
- Dr Anwar Zahid, ..., 11 Aug 2009 [cached]
- Dr Anwar Zahid, Arcadis
Dr Anwar Zahid of Arcadis: protecting New Orleans
Dr Anwar Zahid. "Arcadis has three large divisions: infrastructure, program and construction management and environment," explains principal engineer Anwar Zahid, PhD. Dr Zahid is a PE in the state of Louisiana, and has experience in transportation and bridge projects. He is in Arcadis' infrastructure group, working on flood protection in New Orleans, LA.
After hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, New Orleans became notorious for its crumbling infrastructure. Levees alone can't protect the city: Zahid is working on floodgates, precast concrete retaining wall systems and a pumping station that will likely be the world's largest.
The company has flood protection projects in other states, including Texas, Florida and California, but Louisiana is the biggest to date. "We're running against a June 2011 deadline to achieve 100-year flood protection," Zahid explains. "We're increasing levee height to thirty-one feet and creating concrete walls to help keep water out of the city."
Born in Bangladesh, Zahid has a 1997 BSCE and a 1999 MSCE from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Dhaka, Bangladesh) and a 2005 PhD in structural engineering and mechanics from North Carolina State University.
The new Dr Zahid began as a structural engineer with Kimley Horn (West Palm Beach, FL). In 2007 Arcadis hired him to handle especially challenging projects. "My job has three parts: expanding our practice, mentoring young engineers and developing our group," he explains. "We have eight to ten engineers in our office now and I have four direct reports."
Bridge design and flood protection are naturals for Zahid, since Bangladesh suffers from frequent flooding during the monsoon season. Zahid grew up in the capital city of Dhaka, but his grandparents lived in the country and the family had to take a ferry to visit them. "Today they have one of the world's longest bridges over the Jamuna River," he says.
Zahid has a medal from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for graduating first in his university class, and a "young researcher" fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He's a member of ASCE and the Louisiana Engineering Society. Although he enjoyed cricket growing up in Bangladesh, today he watches football with his son and daughter.
ARCADIS Promotes Ten Staff Members To AVP, VP, and Senior VP, 18 June 2013 [cached]
Anwar Zahid, PhD, PE holds a PhD in Structural Engineering and Mechanics from North Carolina State University. A member of the ASCE and Society of Military Engineers (SAME), his most recent projects include working on the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System, including the IHNC-Seabrook Sector Gate Complex, as well as the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway - West Closure Complex pump station, the largest drainage pump station in the world. Zahid is based in Houston. View a brief video about the West Closure Complex.
ARCADIS, Imagine the result. Anwar Zahid, PhD, PE Joins ARCADIS as Principal Engineer in Ne..., 3 Oct 2007 [cached]
Anwar Zahid, PhD, PE Joins ARCADIS as Principal Engineer in New Orleans
Baton Rouge, La. - Oct. 3, 2007 - ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, today announced that Anwar Zahid, PhD, PE, has joined our Baton Rouge, Louisiana, office as a principal engineer.
In his new position, Zahid will be supporting the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans through our U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with the New Orleans District Hurricane Protection Office. He will also assist in the growth of the local infrastructure practice by utilizing both his technical and project management background.
With over ten years experience as a structural engineer, Zahid has concentrated on the analysis and design of a wide array of structures ranging from standard prestressed girder to steel plate girder bridges, retaining walls and overhead sign structures.
Prior to joining ARCADIS, Zahid was with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., of West Palm Beach, Florida. He served as structural task manager for the Boynton Beach to Lantana project of Florida's Turnpike.
Anwar Zahid of ..., 4 Dec 2013 [cached]
Anwar Zahid of Arcadis, a Dutch company that did much of the New Orleans barrier system, questioned the board on the scope of the project.
"It's a big step for the future," Zahid said.
Anwar Zahid, PhD, PE Joins ... [cached]
Anwar Zahid, PhD, PE Joins ARCADIS as Principal Engineer in New Orleans
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