Paul J. Lewis, PE has been selected by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council to receive the 2016 Engineer of the Year Award. Lewis is a senior vice president, and leads Gannett Fleming’s geotechnical, dams and hydraulics business. He has been with the firm for 32 years.
Lewis is an international expert, having led a large groundwater inflow remediation project in Alberta, Canada, and conducted geophysical engineering application workshops in the Middle East. Currently, he serves as an independent geotechnical expert for litigation for the Panama Canal, Third Set of Locks project in Central America.
“Paul’s expertise is highly valued in the industry, and his reputation for excellence helps set Gannett Fleming apart from our competition,” said Robert Scaer, PE, president and chief operating officer of Gannett Fleming. “We are privileged to have someone of his caliber representing our firm.”
Lewis holds an associate of arts degree in pre-engineering from Harrisburg Area Community College and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from West Virginia University. He has formerly served as an adjunct faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University for the Professional Engineer’s Exam Review Course, and as a guest lecturer at Bucknell University. Lewis is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Virginia.
He is a member of the West Virginia University Academy of Civil Engineers, the Deep Foundations Institute, Association of Conservation Engineers, ASTM International, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, and the Canadian Dam Association. He also is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was elected Geotechnical Group Co-Chair in 2015.
Local Central Pennsylvania Member Organizations of the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council are eligible to nominate one of their members for this award. The nominee must be a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, and been actively involved in the engineering profession for at least 12 years. Nominations must also demonstrate accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, occupational achievement, professional and educational achievements, engineering and technical achievements and citizenship. Lewis was nominated by the American Society of Civil Engineers Central Pennsylvania Section, where he has been a member of the board for four years.