Joe Ciuni

Director of Cleveland Public Works

Practice leader. Project manager. Municipal engineer. Joe’s expertise is in municipal public works and infrastructure improvement projects. He’s been our designated city engineer for several Northeast Ohio municipalities since 1990. Joe possesses the unique ability to answer complex, technical, engineering questions in a way the average person can understand. He’s an expert in securing funding for public works projects. In the last 10 years, Joe has prepared applications and secured millions of dollars in funding from Ohio Public Works Commission, Cuyahoga County CDBG funds, ODOT Enhancement funds and ODOT LPA funds. Along with securing funding, Joe’s successfully designed, managed and supervised construction of these municipal infrastructure improvements.

Joe is in charge of a core team of engineers, designers, surveyors, CAD operators and construction inspectors. His team handles the gamut of projects from back yard drainage challenges to multi-million dollar street reconstructions. He’s a firm believer that communication with the public (especially local residents directly affected by the project), local officials and city directors is crucial to the project’s success. Joe is praised for his practical, realistic approach to engineering solutions and timely response on all matters.

Joe earned his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Notre Dame, and he is a member of the Municipal Engineers Association of Northeast Ohio, American Society of Highway Engineers and Cleveland Engineering Society. He’s also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Honduran Children’s Rescue Fund. Every year he participates in mission trips to Honduras building public works projects in the Village of Nuevo Paradiso. You can contact Joe at 216.927.8655 or email him at jciuni@gpdgroup.com.