Anne O’Neil

Anne O’Neil
Systems Engineering Catalyst & Strategist
Anne O’Neil Consultants LLC

Anne O’Neil , P.E., CSEP

Former founding Chief Systems Engineer for MTA NYCT, Anne O’Neil serves as a committed catalyst for building systems capability among infrastructure sectors.

Founder of Anne O’Neil Consultants LLC, Anne advises organizations seeking to adopt systems practices and apply systems engineering (SE) capability to achieve and improve business outcomes. She counsels the increasingly diverse range of industries facing complexity and integration challenges from automotive and ground transportation to buildings and healthcare. She supports businesses across a spectrum of maturity levels – from assessing where applying systems expertise offers the strongest business benefit, to acquiring or enhancing an internal systems capability.

From 2005-2013 as the founding Chief Systems Engineer for MTA New York City Transit (NYCT), Anne established and integrated SE capability to improve the agency’s capital project delivery. This required developing systems engineering discipline expertise and modifying the agency’s business process and program development approach. It also necessitated effecting change and building systems awareness at an industry level – among peer transit properties, consultants, contractors and systems suppliers.

A former INCOSE, International Council on Systems Engineering, Board member, Anne currently serves as INCOSE Industry Outreach Ambassador. She has long served as a systems champion within the transportation industry, raising SE awareness. She evolved the INCOSE Transportation Working Group into an international forum for industry exchange, serving 6 years as co-chair. Concurrently, she founded and chaired (2008-2012) the Systems Engineering Committee for APTA, American Public Transportation Association. In recognition of Anne’s extensive outreach efforts within both the SE community and transportation industry, she was awarded the 2011 INCOSE Founders Award.