MRB Group President Ryan T. Colvin, PE, recently announced that Burak Tuncer has joined the firm’s Rochester office as a Civil Engineer. Tuncer is a graduate of the University of Rochester and recently received his Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Engineering from Columbia University. Before joining MRB Group, Tuncer worked as a Program Coordinator and Project Lead for the local Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, through the University of Rochester. While
there, he led a 15-member project team of engineering students working on a water supply project in the Dominican Republic. He also led a previous distribution and disinfection system project coordinated for a primary school in that country. He gained additional experience developing technical documentation, conducting outreach and fundraising, and assisting with other implementation trips while working with the local chapter.Well-traveled in his educational endeavors, Tuncer has worked as an intern in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Finland, and Spain, gaining exposure to many facets of engineering and project development, including estimating and design.
“As a recent graduate, Burak represents the best and brightest among young professionals,” said Colvin. “In addition to excelling in his educational endeavors, he received tremendous exposure and training through Engineers Without Borders, while serving the global community. There’s no better opportunity to learn about the impact that design can have in the field,” Colvin continued.
“We are always excited to work with students and recent graduates, but only those who are exceptional are invited to become a part of the MRB Group team. They benefit because we mentor them and foster professional growth. Their understanding of new technology, fresh approach to solving problems, and enthusiasm benefit MRB Group and the clients we serve,” Colvin stated.
“Burak is a talented individual who could work anywhere. We’re excited and proud that he chose to work with MRB Group,” said Colvin.
MRB Group is a Rochester-based engineering, architecture, and municipal services firm serving
private and commercial clients, including more than 150 New York State municipalities. The firm
assists local government leaders with engineering, architecture, planning, and grant-writing
assistance, with a focus on infrastructure design, maintenance, and operational efficiency. The
MRB Group team provides trusted guidance and expertise to municipal boards and staff, helping
them maintain and manage public assets like water and distribution systems, wastewater
treatment and collection systems, and civil infrastructure and facilities that communities depend