Directorate General IV

Judith Engel
Head of the Transport Directorate General

Portrait Judith Engel
Judith Engel, photo: Amarilio Ramalho


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Judith Engel has a degree in civil engineering (awarded by the Vienna of University of Technology, 2000) and has worked in many different segments of the transport and construction industries.

She worked at a civil engineering firm as a technical planner and project manager until the end of 2002, where she was responsible for railway and road construction. She applied this experience in her position in transport planning at ÖBB-Postbus GmbH in 2003. She then worked at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG in the area of tender procedures for construction services.

From 2005 to 2017, Judith Engel served as the project manager for the planning and construction of Vienna Central Station (including the Matzleinsdorf high-tech support centre and commuter rail stations).

Up until June 2020, she worked in a managerial role in a new transport segment at Flughafen Wien AG, where her responsibilities once again focused on planning, construction, and asset management. Before her appointment at the ministry, Judith Engel served as the head of the construction framework programme at the Vienna Health Association.

On 1 January 2021, Judith Engel was appointed as the Head of Directorate General IV – Transport.