Who we are

W. Allen Engineering is a full service engineering firm dedicated to providing consulting services for Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. We specialize in providing Construction Inspection/ Management Services for Government Agencies, Property Owners, Engineering Companies, and Contractors. W. Allen Engineering is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and is also MBE and DBE certified.

Wayne Allen, P.E., President and Founder of W. Allen Engineering, is a New York State licensed Professional Engineer with over 29 years of experience and has worked as a Federal and NYC Contract Administrator. He has worked with several New York agencies such as the New York City Department of Design and Construction, New York City Department of Sanitation, New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Thruway Authority, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York City Transit Authority, New York City School Construction Authority, and various MTA divisions.

Moktar Gabriel, P.E., LC, Senior Vice President of our new Electrical Transportation Division, is a New York State licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Lighting Consultant. He has over 40 years of experience in engineering design and construction supervision for transportation related electrical and lighting distribution systems. He has been the Principal of A Lumen Associates, and has served as Deputy Chief Engineer at the Bureau of Street Lighting of the New York City Department of Transportation for more than 30 years. He worked on projects with numerous public agencies in the New York metropolitan area including the New York City Department of General Services, New York City Transit, New York City Department of Design & Construction, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, New York City School Construction Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and various private entities.

Kassahun Negash, Vice President of our new Traffic Signal and Street Lighting Division, has over 34 years of solid and diversified engineering experience that includes projects planning and design, as well as, construction management. His positions held ranged from Field Engineer to highly responsible supervisory positions of Borough Engineer and Capital Project Coordinator for City-wide NYC Lighting Infrastructure Design and Construction.

Eric Jennings, Vice President of our new Information Security division (coming soon), brings 15+ years of technical experience to the company. He has worked in both the private sector and DoD Government Contracts. Mr. Jennings holds a masters degree in Information Security with a focus in Cyber Security. Mr. Jennings has lead several teams in successfully managing large networks and implementing new and innovative technologies.

Muath Bani-hani, PhD, LEED AP, P.E. Mechanical Engineer, Mr. Banihani has 6+ years of experience providing design services for HVAC, firestop, water supply, and plumbing. He completed his MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Buffalo. He is LEED AP certified and has several publications; he’s a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Michael Watson, E.I.T Project Manager, Ms. Watson completed her BSc in Mechanical Engineering at Rutger’s University, she’s a recent E.I.T, and is currently preparing for her P.E. She has served as Project Manager at WAE for 3 years providing project oversight and project proposal management. She is an active member of several engineering/construction organizations and represents WAE at networking events within the industry.

Sean Turner Serves as WAE’s Business Development Manager. Mr. Turner obtained his MA in International Business Management at Middlesex University London. He brings 3+ years of experience having worked face-to-face building lasting relationships. He represents WAE at networking events and various industry events, meeting potential clients and partners, overseeing marketing efforts, and providing proposal management.

Principal and Founder

Wayne Allen, P.E.

Senior Vice President, Electrical Transportation Division

Moktar Gabriel, P.E., LC

Vice President, Traffic Signal and Street Lighting Division

Kasshun Negash

Vice President, Information Security

Eric Jennings

Mechanical Engineer

Muath Bani-hani, PhD, LEED

Project Manager

Michaele Watson, E.I.T.

Business Development Manager

Sean Turner