Joseph Pavao Joins Dewberry as a Business Unit Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Experienced engineer to drive growth and oversee staff in firm’s Boston office.

R 240116 N3 1Fairfax, VA—January 18, 2024 – Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Joseph Pavao, PE, has joined the firm as a business unit manager for its Boston, Massachusetts, office. In this role, Pavao will oversee a staff of nearly 30 professionals who provide transportation, water, site/civil, and geographic information systems services to Dewberry’s clients throughout the Boston area, including those in the commercial, federal, and state/local markets.

Prior to joining Dewberry, Pavao served as chief engineering officer for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority where he was responsible for leading approximately $80 million in an annual design budget for the engineering, planning, asset management, and quality management teams. He has over 25 years of experience managing multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects, program budgets, and design and construction contracts. Pavao’s background includes design-build and traditional project delivery methods, including the design and delivery of the new Green Line Type 10 Vehicles scheduled for initial commissioning in early 2027, delivery of new Red/Orange Line cars, and the Silver Line extension project.

“We are excited to welcome Joseph to our team,” says Dewberry Executive Vice President and Northeast Operations Unit Manager Craig Johnson, PE. “His demonstrated ability to build teams within diverse organizations, coupled with his understanding of transit, infrastructure, and municipal challenges, will enhance our capacity to deliver larger, more complex projects for our clients.”

Pavao received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (1992).

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit