Our People

Jitendra Hirani

Jitendra Hirani, PE


Mr. Hirani has over 30 years of engineering experience with a specialty in structural engineering, safety engineering and construction management. He has directly overseen major capital improvement projects for Federal, NY State, NY City and Long Island municipalities in the areas of building improvements, bridge rehabilitation, highway upgrading, and site engineering. Additionally, he has developed significant skill in the area of Design/Build, and continually provides Quality Assurance and Quality Control on Hirani Engineering projects.

Jay Gewirtzman

Jay Gewirtzman, PE

Executive Vice President

Jay joined Hirani in 2015 as Vice President of Construction Inspection and Management Division after 35 years with a major NYC firm where he helped to grow and manage their 600 person New York City office and was responsible for profit and loss, hiring key managers, client contact, business development and day-to-day operation of the office. He was promoted to Executive Vice President to assist in managing operations and has helped to develop standardized managerial procedures for Hirani Engineering and Land Surveying.

Neil Hirani

Neil Hirani

Chief Operating Officer/Innovation Officer

Neil is a dynamic entrepreneur and business man. As the son of a professional engineer and business owner, Mr. Hirani began to learn about business, investments, construction, and engineering at a young age. As he became more involved, his interests were sparked by technology-based initiatives including instrumentation, software integration, BIM, Lidar scanning, Photogrammetry, & Ground Penetrating Radar. As sales began to take off, Mr. Hirani began his own division associated with emerging technologies in the industry and is currently an integral part of the company’s growth. While Mr. Hirani focuses to take lead on these technology-based projects, he proved that he could implement cost-effective measures within the core departments of the firm, including Surveying, CMCI, Engineering, FISP, Technology, Special Inspections and Material Testing, and Administration to increase profitability. Mr. Hirani truly believes one of the keys to success is the ability to partner the wisdom and knowledge of conventional methods used in the past with the cutting-edge technology available today.

Matthew Holahan, PE

Vice President, Special Inspections & Material Testing

Matthew has more than 18 years of experience in Special Inspections, Material Testing, Progress Inspections and Construction Management. This includes work on diversified projects such as World-Wide Technical Inspection and Testing, colleges, hospitals, residential housing, bridges, roadways, airports and water and wastewater treatment plants. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State with certifications in concrete, masonry, structural s teel as well as being a NYCDOB Registered Construction Superintendent and Concrete Safety Manager. He has experience working with DASNY, NYCHA, NYCDEP, MTA NYCT, MTA LIRR, MTA B&T, NYCDOB, USCOE, FEMA, NYSDOT, NYSTA, NYPA, CUNY and NYCEDC.

Chander Shahdadpuri, PE

Director of Engineering

Chander recently joined the team as Director of Engineering. He brings with him more than three decades of experience in civil and structural engineering and will lead our engineering department drawing upon previous leadership experience with large AEC firms, including AECOM, WSP, and Atkins. Chander has worked on projects on a large degree of complexity and size in locations around the world. His experience includes tall buildings, theme parks, cultural venues, commercial, residential, mixed-use, retail hospitality and industrial sector developments. His experience also includes structural design regions of high seismic activity such as California. Chander currently serves on the SEAoNY Committee for SE Licensure and has taught a course on Structural Engineering as Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY. As a UK Chartered Engineer and Fellow of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Chander has been and continues to be recognized for his outstanding contributions and commitment to the AEC world.

Tomasz Suwala, LS

Director, Land Surveying

Tomasz is a qualified Professional Land Surveyor who is an expert in setting and using control for construction projects and solving related discrepancies and balancing traverses. He makes use of multiple layout techniques like radial or traditional using baselines, multiple data collection techniques, daily field notes and logs for field work performed, property line determination from documents and data collected in field using AutoCAD. He possesses knowledge of Revit and Rhino, required standards of Land Surveying drawings such as: Boundary, ALTA/ACSM, Topographical, Stake out, FEMA, Final CO, Multiple techniques of measuring. Understanding importance of accuracy and precision of given project and minimalizing horizontal and vertical errors etc. He can adjust standards to fit the requirements of different clients. Tomasz is experienced in Leica, Trimble, Topcon and Nikon Total stations, Optical levels, 3D scanners, GPS, preparing Maps and Site Plans in computer programs known in the industry.