Celebration of Award Recipients &
Incoming Officer Recognition Reception

Celebration of Award Recipients &
 Incoming Officer Recognition Reception

Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:30-8:30 PM
Mercer Oaks Golf Club
725 Village Road West 
West Windsor, New Jersey

Professional Engineering Licensure: Rigorous for a Reason Vatsal Shah, Ph.D., P.E., recipient of the 2018 NSPE Young Engineer of the Year award and past president of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, is a civil engineer with a specialty in geotechnics. He talked about recognizing his own biases and making the workplace more equitable for everyone. As a young, emerging leader at NSPE, he wants to make sure that when he and other engineers leave the profession, they are leaving it better off for the new professionals who will follow.

Congratulations to NJSPE member Matthew Danza for participating in the NSPE emerging leaders class of 2021!
Emerging Leaders Class of 2021 Class Begin Journey: Participants in NSPE’s 2021 Emerging Leaders Program started their 10-month virtual journey on August 11. This diverse group of members and nonmembers, in the capable hands of professional facilitators Mark Cook and Kyle Womack, P.E., of CrossGroup, will learn to think strategically, build teams, and deliver great service for their clients.

• Ahmed Ausaf (IL)
• Clint Brown (MO)
• Alex Cambiano (MO)
• Matthew Danza (NJ)
• Sara Doi (HI)
• Matthew Doughty (MN)
• Austin Duehr (TX)
• Michael Eagle (FL)
• Yahya Mohammed (IL)
• Thomas Porter (OH)
• Blair Richardson (CT)
• Nicholas Santos (CT)
• Veronica Springer (TX)
• Zachery Tschirhart (TX)
• Kristin Van Hooseir (TX)
• Kush Vashee (VA)
• Matthew White (TX)
• Jennifer Sloan Ziegler (MS)
NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its Newest Members
Thank you for your membership!

Stephen Agnic, PE
NexCore Services Inc
Cameron R. Corini, PE
Roberts Engineering Group, LLC
Adel Elkheshen (Student)
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Daniel Grover, PE
The Great Meadows Design Group, LLC
Joshua Hanrahan, PE
Hammer Land Engineering
Erick Estiven Lopez Llanos (Student)
Rutgers University
Jerry Wojciech Misiewicz, PE
JWM Group, LLC
Carmela Roberts, PE
Roberts Engineering Group, LLC
Scott C. Charles Tasso, Jr, PE  
Power Engineers

Nominations Open for National Society Federal Engineer of the Year Award

Honoring the commitment of federal engineers to innovation and service is the hallmark of the Federal Engineer of the Year Award. Nominations for the award, which attracts participation from more than a dozen federal agencies, are open until October 31.
The FEYA ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2022, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Tickets will be available for sale in January. Apply or nominate a worthy engineer
NJSPE Member Renewals
If you have received your renewal and are paying by Purchase Order or Voucher, please send all paper work to NJSPE for a signature. You can mail it to NJSPE, 414 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 or you can fax it to 609-393-9891. Thank you for your membership!
Job Opportunities

Traffic Engineer
Posted: September 8, 2021
Location: Northfield, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Civil Engineer - Water/Wastewater Expert
Posted: September 7, 2021
Location: Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Mechanical Systems Manager St. Joseph’s Health
Posted: August 11, 2021
Location: Paterson, New Jersey
Type: Full Time

Deadly flooding delivered to the Northeast by the torrential rains of what remained of Hurricane Ida has brought a new urgency and a fresh look to how roads, sewers, bridges and other infrastructure must be improved to prevent such a catastrophe from happening again. To weaken effects of future storms, New York and other areas can learn from other cities like Singapore, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, where solutions included turning asphalt parking lots and schoolyards into spaces that can retain water, said Amy Chester, managing director for the nonprofit Rebuild by Design.

Biden Pushes Infrastructure Plan with New York / New Jersey Flood as Backdrop

Bloomberg via Transport Topics
President Joe Biden redoubled his push for a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on Sept. 7, using flood-stricken areas of New York and New Jersey as a backdrop to underscore the threat climate change poses to critical services. "Every part of the country is getting hit by extreme weather, and we're now living in real-time what the country's going to look like," Biden said during a briefing with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Sen. Cory Booker and local officials in Hillsborough Township. Biden, who the week of Aug. 30 toured areas of Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Ida, also visited Queens, where there were many deaths after Ida flooded basement apartments. The New York subway system and commuter rail services were ground to a halt, with commuters posting video on social media of water pouring into tunnels and onto trains.

The widespread destruction left by Hurricane Ida after the storm plowed into Louisiana and headed up the East Coast made one thing clear: There's more work to be done in building a resilient power grid. But how might solutions differ from New Orleans to New York, especially as climate change scrambles conventional wisdom about when and where extreme weather strikes? "The nature of the risk has changed," said Saurabh Amin, an associate professor with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have outlined requirements for continuing education for license renewal for PE’s. For your convenience, NJSPE is offering online trainings and educational resources.
NJSPE is committed to providing courses that will cater to those with multiple licenses and differing state requirements. Our programs are accredited by the NJ State Board of Professional Engineers. The number of credits awarded for successful participation and completion of each session is based on the number of hours for each program. 


The learning objective is to expose the seminar participants to various engineering related professional and statutory codes of ethics to indoctrinate ethics awareness and an understanding of ethical standards common to all jurisdictions, including those of the participants, so that the participants understand the boundaries of ethical engineering behavior. The program is broken into several parts. Introduction to common statutory and regulatory ethics rules; review of the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics with examples of common ethics rules, illustrative case studies to consider, with emphasis on the similarities and difference between governmental and professional society sanctions; practical reasons for ethical practice, how unethical practice can present professional liability, legal, licensure, moral and public health, safety and welfare issues.

This course will review the ways drones are being used in the construction industry, mainly in the engineering and surveying fields. This course will show examples of how drones are being utilized in various different situations to assist Engineers. You will learn the safety benefits of using drones in compromising health situations. You will learn some of the legal requirements for use of drone, applications of drones for specific Engineers needs, benefits of using drones, and you will see some of what the future can hold for drone technology in the engineering field.

This course will provide a general overview of the use and application of regulatory and warning signs, pavement marking and traffic signals. In addition, the course will include a discussion of common traffic engineering studies used to establish speed limits and determine design parameters used in implementing traffic control devices and roadway geometric features. Examples will be presented and concepts will be reinforced through hands-on exercises. Finally, the presentation will provide an overview of roundabouts, including design features, their application and advantages of using roundabouts over other conventional intersection treatments.

This course will review the recently adopted NJ Stormwater Management Rules that will become effective on March 2, 2021. The discussion will focus on the design paradigm shift necessary to successfully and efficiently implement green infrastructure including design team approaches to effectively utilize green infrastructure in stormwater management. The concept of decentralization and utilizing the required tiers of BMPs to accomplish stormwater management in a treatment train will be explained, including examples. The benefits of using green infrastructure from both a stormwater management and development standpoint will be explained.

Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the Goethals Bridge Replacement
Learn how the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project required innovations in monitoring permitting, quality assurance, resource tracking, and Construction Engineering and Inspection scheduling.

To understand “How the Towers Fell” we first need to examine how and why the WTC Complex and PATH Station were first constructed, the existing “New Jersey Tubes” they replaced, the details of the 1993 WTC bombing damage, the forensic Investigation by ATF & FBI, the recovery and repair effort, and the lessons learned on improving security and emergency response at the WTC complex that was a factor during the 9-11 attack. This will be followed by a description of evacuation of the WTC complex after the first plane hit the towers, and how the Twin Towers and Seven WTC collapsed with a first-hand in-depth description of the site damage.
We will examine the damage to lower Manhattan and the severe economic impact that the tragic event had on the community and will build upon the information presented on the 1993 Bombing and the 9/11 attacks. It will also cover, temporary shoring, flood protection, and site cleanup from the 9- 11 attacks followed by the construction of the Temporary PATH Station, reconstruction, repairs to the PATH tunnels and Exchange Place Station in NJ. It will cover recommended improvements in building codes. It will foster discussion about whether a standard high-rise tower could have survived the 1993 Bombing and why the Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center all remained stable for different time periods only to collapse later in a manner resembling controlled demolition.

NJSPE Member Rate Non-Member Rate
$35 $50

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William Delisky, PE
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Tejal Patel, PE
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
Jeffrey Laux, PE
Carolyn Feigin, PE
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
Mark Shourds, PE, F.NSPE
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Past President
Vice President
NJSPE Director at Large
NSPE Delegate
Executive Director