The Delaware chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers recently awarded it 2022 Engineer of the Year award to Holly Rybinski.

Holly Rybinski is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and a licensed Professional Engineer in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. She was first inspired to pursue traffic engineering at the University of Delaware. She further developed her academic roots at the University of California at Berkeley, where she had a small role in shaping the architecture of US intelligent transportation systems (ITS).

Holly founded Rybinski Engineering ten years ago. The company’s mission is to create safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation solutions by fostering an exceptional environment for its team of experts to perform at their best. Her persistence and assertiveness in helping teams achieve project goals – as well as her dedication to animal rescue – took form in her company’s logo, which shows a bird dog on point. Holly’s fascination with team building and professional relationships has built a unique work environment at Rybinski Engineering. Employees work from home, enjoying a shorter work week and a flexible work schedule.

For more than ten years, Holly developed and taught traffic and ITS course material for the University of Delaware. She has continued to teach as a consultant for DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center. In recognition of her academic influence, Holly was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UD.

Holly enjoys working on all stages of projects, from research to planning to design, construction, and operations. She has served as traffic engineer and/or project manager for dozens of engineering projects in Delaware, including some of the state’s first roundabouts on Choptank Road in southern New Castle County, traffic studies in all three counties—multiple times in the past 20 years—and helping the City of Wilmington and DelDOT manage traffic during the I-95 Restore the Corridor project that is currently under construction. Today, as Rybinski Engineering’s President and CEO, she still enjoys contributing her technical expertise to solving transportation challenges.