ENR Regional Top Young Progessionals

ENR Recognizes Three Golder Experts as Regional Top Young Professionals

We are #GolderProud to congratulate Eric Friedman, Dr. Feng Li, and Hooman Hosseinpour for their recent recognition from Engineering News-Record (ENR) as Top Young Professionals in their regions!

The ENR’s Regional Top Young Professionals competition is an annual regional program that honors outstanding young construction and design professionals. Each ENR region highlights a group of individuals under the age of 40 who represent the industry’s top rising leaders by giving back to their industry and communities. All Regional Top Young Professionals are entered into ENR’s National Top 20 Under 40 competition.


Eric Friedman
Senior Technical Consultant (New Orleans)
ENR Texas and Louisiana 2020 Top Young Professional

Eric Friedman, a New Orleans-based Senior Technical Consultant who joined in 2018, is a leader in the EHS&S Software Solutions space — or what Golder calls “Digital Solutions.” Over the last five years he has led several multimillion-dollar software implementations to allow some of the largest global companies to manage their environmental, health and safety, and sustainability requirements and initiatives.

In his personal endeavors, Eric is an active volunteer with Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO), a group that drives community involvement and philanthropy by engaging young professionals in New Orleans to focus on areas such as sustainable housing, human rights, and early childhood support.


Dr. Feng Li
Senior Project Engineer (Redmond)
ENR Northwest 2020 Top Young Professional

Dr. Feng Li is an integral part of Golder’s global seismic team and serves as an internal reviewer on earthquake engineering projects. Feng joined Golder seven years ago and has quickly grown from a junior engineer to an intermediate-level professional supporting high-profile projects. She thrives on introducing cutting-edge methods to improve existing engineering services and develop new technical edges.

Feng holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and a master’s degree and PhD in Transportation Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2019, she was named one of five ACEC Young Professionals of the Year.

Outside of work she is very active in the ASCE Seattle chapter, promoting technical development and collaboration among professionals, students, and academics and an advocate for her community — she recently volunteered to collect signatures to bring an important community issue to the Washington legislature for a vote last year.


Hooman Hosseinpour
Lead Geomechanics Engineer and Project Manager (Redmond)
ENR Northwest 2020 Top Young Professional

Hooman Hosseinpour, Lead Geomechanics Engineer and Project Manager (Redmond), has over 14 years of industry experience in exceptionally diverse, world-class engineering projects across multiple sectors. He has been involved in the application and development of Golder’s commercial FracMan software, empowering major companies and numerical modelers dealing with fractured rock around the globe.  Hooman is known as a client focused and trusted consultant with strong track record of impact.  He has result-oriented and growth mindset and has provided digital transformation consulting and technology roadmaps for our clients.

 A member of a nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors, Hooman devotes his spare time on strategic planning and expanding the organization’s operational capacities to helping inspire and create opportunities in STEAM through robotics competitions for underserved students in the Seattle Metro Area.  Students gain hands-on, technology reach experiences through robotics inspiring them to pursue higher education they may not normally get a chance to do. Hooman is also active in professional organizations by presenting and serving in multiple roles.


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