Cirilli  Associates,  Inc.

an engineering & management consulting company

Nick Cirilli

Nick Cirilli PE, PLS

Phone: 610-541-0881


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Penn State Univ., 1973,  B.S. Civil Engineering  / Army ROTC
Widener Univ., 1979, M.S. Structural Engineering
US Army Engineer School, Ft Belvoir, VA, MOS-Combat Engineer Unit Cmdr, July,1974

ACTIVE REGISTRATIONS  (unless stated otherwise):

1977, Pa., Civil/Structural, P.E. # 25488-E
1982, Pa., Surveying, R.S., # SU-001137-A
1988, Maryland, Civil/Structural, P.E. #16428
1990, Delaware, Civil/Structural, P.E. # 7632
1991, New Jersey, Civil/Structural, P.E. # GE 35929
1975, Certified Sewage Enforcement Officer, Pa. #00270 (inactive)
1983, Pa., Sewage Treatment Plant Operator, # S6784 (inactive)
1988, Nevada State Contractor’s License (for Henkels & McCoy Inc.) # 0026326  (inactive)


Consulting Engineering

Mr. Cirilli founded Cirilli Associates, Inc. in 1990.  He brings over 40 years of diversified experience in directing, managing, surveying and engineering, various structural/site development, institutional, residential,  and industrial-type projects.   Acquired Yerkes Associates, Inc.  May 1, 2017 (100% ownership); Is currently President and CEO of Yerkes Associates Inc.

As the Director of Engineering for his previous employer (Henkels & McCoy, 1985-90), had profit center responsibilities for a full-service, multi-disciplined, 120-person organization, including architectural, mech., elec., civil/struc., corrosion and communications, with several branch offices.

Prior to Henkels & McCoy, Cirilli worked at the former BP Oil, Marcus Hook Refinery (1978-1985) where he held various positions including the Superintendent, Maintenance Planning, responsible for storehouse operations, routine, turnaround and project planning.

Is currently a consultant to various clients including oil refineries, municipalities, school districts, architects, industrial and private entities, assisting in the project management, Subdivision/Land Development; storm water mgm’t,  civil/structural engineering of building systems, including basic code review oversight; roofs, foundations, structural steel, wood framing, reinforced concrete and masonry block design,  and site plans, parking areas, and retaining walls.

Provides Maintenance Engineering & Owner’s Rep to a variety of clients regarding storm water mitigation, erosion control, small bridge & culvert design, structural steel, piping supports, equipment foundations and various building components.

Actively practices  civil/site engineering   including; sub-division/land development,  ordinance review, grading, paved areas, site drainage, erosion control, storm water management, storm water collection,  sanitary sewer design, and general peer review of plans for various clients.

Is a recognized  “expert” of the court in Delaware County, Pa.  (Gambone versus Zampardi, 1993-96) in matters pertaining to steep slope stability and erosion control, and site drainage (Kemp versus Sharon Hill Swim Club, 1995),   (Scallan versus Sweeney, 1994), and  (Rankin versus JR Paving, 1997, Clara Rankin, Esq.).   And pertaining to structural matters: Pellegrino versus owner,  July ‘97, Judge Proud.  Chambers versus Jones Termite  Co., Sept.’97, Arbitration Panel.  Brown versus Home Inspector, (masonry bsmt wall), Feb. 2000, Chester Co. Arbitration Panel.  Has testified or presented before Municipal officials numerous times including Zoning Hearing Boards & Planning Commissions on various subdiv & land development projects.

Expert Testimony: BVE versus Quaker Construction (re: Penncrest HS), Feb., 2001, Judge Abraham, Phila.Courts, Charsha/Hemphill v Allstate Insurance, Jan.’04, Judge Cody, Chester County Courts  (imminent structural failure of twin homes), Vollmer v Jack Donald standard of care case, Nov,05 Delaware Co Arbitration Panel. Vollmer v Robino ; reasonable fee case jury trial May 18, 07 Del. Co Courts.

Has assisted attorneys in numerous slip, trip, fall cases as it pertains to the condition of the walking surface; and various survey boundary issues.  Investigates and reports on structures that have been damaged or weakened by various means.   Has conducted numerous studies and reports for realtors, individual homeowners and attorneys on the structural integrity of residential and other units that have been damaged or weakened by various means

Was the recipient of the Delaware County Chapter (Pennsylvania Society of Professional  Engineers)  1991 Engineer or the Year award.  Also, was the recipient of  Nether Providence Township’s Official Recognition Resolution (1991)  for contributions to the Township in the areas of storm water management and erosion control.

Served as the alternate Township Engineer for Nether Providence Township for over  17 years (1978 – 1995).  Served on the Nether Providence Environmental Advisory Board  for over 14 years (1978 -92).  Assisted James Swindell, PE as Central Delaware County Authority Engineer (2000-03) in matters involving 22 miles of sanitary sewer plus a pump station.

Currently is serving as  Aston Twp’s alternate engineer on various projects (since Jan. 2000) and in October, 2019 appointed to the Swarthmore Borough UCC Board of Appeals, and the Delaware County UCC Board of Appeals (2021).

Management Consultant and Training Facilitator

Is a consultant to various technical companies assisting in the technical and business operations to improve both technical quality and overall financial performance.  Provides a variety of training to technical companies in the areas;  of  supervisory skills, leadership, team building, collaboration, and other professional development topics.

Has developed an  accredited one-day workshop entitled, “How to Communicate Engineering Ideas (2012) (8.0 PDH’s through the Practicing Institute of Engineering, (PIE) of the State of New York.  Author of several publications including in the Journal of Management in Engineering (ASCE, May/June’97 issue) article entitled  “Baggage our Baggage”.

Published in the Chester County Assoc., of Realtors, and Press Newspapers of Delaware County, (April,’99), article entitled “Termite Repairs – Beware of the Sister” Published in the Journal of Management in Engineering   (ASCE, May/June ‘97 issue) article entitled  “Bagging our Baggage”.

Also, author of a one-day accredited workshop entitled “Owning your Behavior – Interpersonal Skill Awareness for Technical Professionals”, (7.0 PDH’s).


Appointed to Delaware County UCC Board of Appeals (2021)

Appointed to Swarthmore Borough UCC Board of Appeals (2019) 

St. Johns Chrysostom Catholic Church (Jan. 2019 to Present): On building committee to renovate abandoned convent; assist in various site and property issues.

Sept. 2017 – Appointed to Widener University Board of Advisors for College of Engineering

Scoring Goals for Autism – Volunteer coach (2015 – 2018)

Pa. Society of Professional Engineers (Delaware Co. Chapter) active since 1974  various posts, past president (85,86) ,  former chairman of MathCounts Fundraising Committee (985), Engineer of the Year Committee member and Public Relations Chairman (since 1991 to present)

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (since 1977)

Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame,  Board of Director (2011 – Present)

Delaware County Housing Coalition, Board of Director (2002- 2011)

Nether Prov. Twp Environmental Advisory Board (1978-92).  Led team to re-write the subdivision and land development ordinances as volunteer (1988-89)

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA)

Union League of Phila – Chairman Good Citizenship Award Committee – Nominating high school juniors for the prestigious Union League Award   (2004 – present)

Penncrest High School Boys Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach  (2009-2014) (volunteer)

Rose Tree Soccer Club, youth soccer coach premier boys team   (2003-2008), (2008- 2014) assisting entire club with travel team tryouts

Malvern Preparatory School, boys soccer 8th grade coach (2004), high varsity assistant (2005) and varsity high school head coach (2006)

Nether Prov. AA – soccer coach (1975-2003), basketball coach since 1991, Fields consultant volunteer (1995 -2003)

Nether Prov. AA , Inc.  Vice President, Engineering Consultant (volunteer) for Field of Dreams Project  (1996-2003)

St. Johns Chrysostom Church – coach youth basketball  (1988-1994), CCD  youth instructor  (1995-1999)



Published in EPYSA’s “Touchline”, Spring, 1995 “Keep Stirring the Pot” remarks from talk given at the March’95 annual meeting

Published – Bagging our Baggage (Journal of Management in Engineering, May/June’97)

Command and Control A Learning Disability (Hydrocarbon Processing,May’98).

Recognition Manager’s Don’t Give it Because they Just Don’t “GET IT” (Industrial Management, Jul/Aug’98, and Facilities Engineering Journal, Jul/Aug’98)





Superintendent, Maintenance Planning (Nov,’82 to Nov,’85)

Senior Long Range Planner (May,’80 to Oct,’82)

Senior Project Engineer   (Jan,’77 to May,’80)


JULY, ‘74  US Army Engineer School, Ft Belvoir, VA, MOS-Combat Engineer Unit Cmdr.  (6 months active duty & 6 years reserves). Former PSU Army ROTC w Distinguished Honors.