David Testa, P.E, C.M.E.

Academic Background

Rutgers College of Engineering
BS Civil Engineering, 1990

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer – New Jersey
Certified Municipal Engineer – New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers National Society of Professional Engineers

Professional Work Experience

July 2013 – July 2018

Staff Engineer
Grotto Engineering Associates

July 2018 – Present

Vice President
Grotto Engineering Associates

Mr. Testa, an experienced Municipal Engineer and Construction Manager, at Grotto Engineering where he continues to serve as the Engineer of record for the Borough of North Plainfield and the Borough's Planning and Zoning Boards. Positions he has held since 2009.


June 2004 – June 2013

Senior Associate, Project Manager
Birdsall Services Group, Cranford, New Jersey

Mr. Testa served as the Engineer of record for the Borough of North Plainfield and the Borough's Planning and Zoning Boards. He was responsible for the oversight and development of design plans and specifications by staff engineers for projects such as road improvements, drainage improvements, park developments, and recreational fields for both Municipal and County clients and is experienced with both State and Federal bidding requirements. Mr. Testa was also responsible for providing construction management for numerous Municipal and County construction projects for road improvements, park developments, storm water pump stations and pedestrian walkways with construction value from $50,000 to $4,000,000 from pre-construction thru project closeout.


July 2001 - June 2004

Project Manager
C.G. Engineers, Hackensack, New Jersey

Mr. Testa assisted in providing municipal engineering, design, bidding and construction administration services to Borough of Closter, Borough of Leonia, Edgewater MUA, East Brunswick MUA and Brookfield, CT- WPCA. He was responsible for overseeing the development of bid plans and specifications for road and drainage improvements, pumping station upgrades and park improvements.


August 1996 - July 2001

Project Manager, Estimator
C & L Contracting Corp., Bridgewater, New Jersey

Mr. Testa was responsible for all aspects of assembling public bids for the utility/road contractor. This included preparing quantity take-offs, estimating for all material, labor and equipment, securing quotes for materials and subcontractors.


July 1990 - August 1996

Staff Engineer, Field Inspector
Lee T. Purcell Associates, Paterson, New Jersey

Mr. Testa began his career as a Field Inspector where he provided daily inspection for sanitary sewers, storm sewers and water main construction to make sure work was being performed in accordance with project plans and specifications.

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