About the City Engineer

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City Engineer Paul Summerfield, P.E.


Department of Engineering
(914) 377-6106

Paul N. Summerfield currently serves as City Engineer for the City of Yonkers under Mayor Mike Spano, a position he was appointed to in November 2011. Prior to this role, Summerfield served as Deputy City Engineer for four years.

Summerfield is a licensed New York State Professional Engineer with over 30 years’ experience. As City Engineer, Summerfield supervises a staff of 28 while providing professional engineering services to the City of Yonkers. Summerfield is responsible for numerous City infrastructure design and construction projects, including road and bridge construction and reconstruction, traffic engineering, installation and replacement of water mains and sewers, and construction of City buildings, waterfront and parks facilities.

Summerfield previously served as a Director of Engineering for Westchester County Department of Public Works Division of Engineering in White Plains, NY. There, he was responsible for supervising engineering design and construction projects involving the County’s roads, bridges and airport. Additionally, Summerfield spent time as Associate Civil Engineer in charge of County Highway improvement projects and Senior Civil Engineer engaged in the design and construction of various drainage improvement projects for the Westchester County Department of Public Works. Prior to moving to the County, he worked in private practice for the consulting engineering firm Vollmer Associates in New York City, engaged as an on-site Resident Engineer and as a Highway Design Engineer on several major highway improvement projects in the NY metropolitan area.  

Summerfield graduated with honors and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Birmingham in England. He then earned an MA in Applied Mathematics from Hunter College, City University of New York. Summerfield is a member of numerous professional organizations including The National Society of Professional Engineers and the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, The American Society of Civil Engineers, The Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Traffic Safety Services Association, and International Municipal Signal Association.