Three Gannett Fleming employees received regional awards during National Engineers Week events occurring Feb. 18-24. The awards recognized each recipient as a successful young professional who demonstrates leadership in the industry and participates in charitable, civic, and technical affairs.
Alexa Harper, PE, ENV SP, BSCE, MSCE, won the 2018 Young Engineer of the Year for The Delaware Valley Engineers Week. Based in the firm’s Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, office, she brings technical expertise to Gannett Fleming’s Transportation Business Line, handling highway and roadway design.
Harper is second vice president for the American Society of Highway Engineers’ (ASHE) Delaware Valley Section and the group nominated her for this award. She is also a member of WTS International.
The Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council selected William Kingston, PE, CFM, as 2018 Young Engineer of the Year. Based in the firm’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office, Kingston is a hydraulic and hydrologic engineer in the Dams and Hydraulics Practice. His key responsibilities include performing analyses for water resources projects and the design of hydraulic structures.
Kingston is president of the Younger Member Group of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Central Pennsylvania Section. As president, he coordinates service activities and educational outreach initiatives to educate students about civil engineering. He is also a member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).
The American Council of Engineering Companies/Maryland (ACEC/MD) named Sarah Taylor, PE, as the 2018 ACEC/MD Young Professional of the Year. She is a civil engineer for the Gannett Fleming’s Water Business Line, with a focus in design and construction services for water, wastewater, and environmental infrastructure in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Based in the firm’s Baltimore office, Taylor is a career outreach committee member for ACEC/MD and a member of the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association. She also is co-chair for the Younger Member Group of the Maryland Section of ASCE, for which she implements educational programs, organizes social events and community volunteer activities, and leads initiatives to teach students about civil engineering.