2024 40 Under 40: Amar Maniar, PE, CEng, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, 39

Principal/Senior Engineering Operations Manager, STV; BS, Drexel University

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2024

Maniar’s multifaceted expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him widespread recognition in the field of electrical and computer engineering. At STV, Maniar leads a team of six engineers, guiding their professional growth and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. Maniar’s impact extends beyond his workplace, as evidenced by his pivotal roles in groundbreaking initiatives such as the development of NYC’s Waterfront Code and participation in LEED exam maintenance activities. His contributions to projects like the innovative lighting control system for a pharmaceutical client, which is designed to be scalable in capabilities showcase his talent for developing practical and cutting-edge solutions to meet specific client needs. Maniar has also developed sophisticated electrical engineering designs for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, which reduced points of failure and increased flood resiliency for wastewater pumping stations across four New York City boroughs. Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of engineers, he actively mentors students through various programs, including ACE and NFTE, while also sharing his insights through presentations and seminars. Maniar has published articles on complex topics such as low-voltage switchboard design and medium-voltage switchgear design. He maintains active involvement in esteemed professional organizations such as IEEE and PMI. In his downtime, Maniar indulges his passions for hiking, travel and Formula 1 racing.