About Meet Our Instructors Olivia Rousso

Meet Olivia Rousso

Olivia Rousso

Olivia joined Gilbane Building Company in 2012 after earning a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. At 27 years old, Olivia has quickly grown into an emerging leader in the construction industry. Upon joining Gilbane, Olivia worked on the NYC Rapid Repairs Project, providing emergency home repairs in the Rockaways in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Olivia then went on to be a Project Engineer for several New York Presbyterian Hospital projects. She trained new engineers on Gilbane’s systems and greatly contributed to the project’s success by stepping up as acting project manager and playing an integral role in turning over the Barbara Walters Acute Care Treatment Center. Olivia later transitioned to the role of Site Superintendent, overseeing an infrastructure upgrade to the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York. In the spring of 2015, Olivia was promoted to Regional Manager of Engineering for New York City and State, where she was responsible for ensuring that engineering controls were being effectively utilized in accordance with company policy on all projects in the region, as well as providing training and support to all project engineers in the NYC region. Olivia is now a Project Manager for the 130 William Street project leading the Structural team in building a 60 story luxury condominium tower in Manhattan’s Financial District for the Lightstone Group, a developer in the City. Olivia and her team manage the Foundation and Superstructure Concrete operations for project, and are in procurement for the Miscellaneous and Ornamental Metals bid packages. Additionally, she recently completed a Masters in Construction Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology.