Javier Gilberto Torrijos, P.E. is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Delaware with over thirty years of experience in Roadway and Bridge construction management. He is the Assistant Director of Construction for DelDOT. Mr. Torrijos is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) First State Chapter. He received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in 1987.
He has received the Governor’s finalist Team Excellence Award for the following projects: 2011 I-95 Toll Plaza Highway Speed E-Z Pass Lanes, 2014 I-495 Emergency Bridge Repairs, and 2015 Pedestrian Accessibility Standards Development. In addition his I-95 Newark Toll Plaza project received the prestige’s ACEC National Recognition Engineering Excellence Award. In 2007 he was presented with a commendation award from the Department of Transportation for Outstanding Performance.
He is an active volunteer serving on the Delaware Hispanic Commission since its inception by Governor Jack Markell in September of 2011. In late 2012 he was named the Chair of the Delaware Hispanic Commission. In 2013 he received the Latin American Community Center’s Distinguished Hispanic Delawarean Award and in 2016 he received the “Estrella” award from the Delaware Hispanic Awards who recognize individuals and organizations that go the extra mile to serve the Hispanic community in Delaware.
One of his proudest moments was serving on the Driving Privilege Task Force in 2014 and providing recommendations to the Delaware General Assembly on legislation for the Driving Privilege card for the undocumented motorist. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Markel on June 30, 2015. Javier strongly believes that changes are made through a collective effort. His efforts are focused on the mission of the Delaware Hispanic Commission which is committed to enriching the lives of the Hispanic Community by enhancing and streamlining efforts to improve the delivery of services; bringing awareness of current issues to the state agencies; suggesting possible solutions for the agencies consideration; and keeping the Hispanic Community informed of available state assistance that exist for all Delaware residents.
Javier also sits on the Wilmington Area Planning Council Public Advisory Committee and provides important feedback related to the regional transportation planning for New Castle County and Cecil County Maryland that impacts the lives of the Hispanic communities in these two regions.
Javier believes in serving others and building communities and has volunteered for various non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Amazing Grace, and Team Upward.