National Society of Professional Engineers - Colorado

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EPA Declares Gold King Mine and the Bonita Peak Mining District a Superfund Site

The EPA has announced "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding 10 and proposing to add eight hazardous waste sites to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). These sites have contamination from a variety of sources, including manufacturing, mining, battery recycling and dry cleaning" The Bonita Peak Mining District, including the Gold King Mine, is included.

Click here for the Colorado Public Radio story.   Click here for the EPA Press Release.


NSPE-CO Central Chapter Dinner & Program

The first NSPE Colorado Central Chapter dinner program for 2016-17 is Thursday, September 22, 2016 at theHoliday Inn Cherry Creek.
The topic for this dinner program is Forensic Engineering.    Register now!

Our guest speaker is NSPE-CO member Edward L. Fronapfel, MSCE, PE, CBIE, CFCC, EDI, CBCP, Fellow Member of NAFE.  Ed is owner of SBSA (Solutions Before, Solutions After).    

Learn about about the field of Forensic Engineering from one of the leaders in the field.  Hear Ed's thoughts on possible legislative reforms on Construction Defect laws.

Click here for Ed Fronapfel's bio.

Dinner Details:
This dinner is at the centrally located Holiday Inn Cherry Creek(455 South Colorado Blvd at Cherry Creek Drive North). Parking in the hotel's garage is free.   
Registration starts at 6pm, with networking time before the dinner buffet at 7pm,  followed by the dinner presentation about 7:40pm. Cost is $30 per person and students are welcome at a special student discounted rate of just $5 for the dinner and program. Cash or check are accepted for payment at the event, or you can RSVP and pay by credit card by clicking here. 

For questions or to RSVP contact Rick Skaflen by email at  or call (720) 201-5990.  Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, September 20.


2016 NSPE-CO Awards

NSPECO Award Honorees and VIPs 2016


Thank you to everyone that participated inThe 2016 NSPE-CO Awards on July 21st at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel.  In its third year, the NSPE-CO Awards dinner was our most successful yet. Nominations are open now for the 2017 Awards!

 Click here for a pdf of the 2016 NSPE-CO Awards Program.

Congratulations to the 2016 NSPE-CO Award Honorees:

Maito Okamoto (Colorado School of Mines) - Student of the Year

Rich Schultz (Cheyenne Mountain High School) - High School Educator of the Year

Dr. Ray Littlejohn (University of Colorado) - College Educator of the Year

Kelly Rhoades, P.E. (Zachry Engineering) -Young Engineer of the Year

Victor Sam, P.E. (Santech)- Minority Engineer of the Year

J.R. Whipple, P.E.  (Knott Laboratorys)  -Project Manager of the Year

Kevin Houck, P.E. (State of Colorado, Colorado Water Conservation Board) - Public Sector Engineer of the Year

Chuck Piersall, P.E. (Missle Defense Agency) - Manager of the Year

Noelle Cochran, P.E., F-NSPE (AECOM) - Woman Engineer of the Year

RMG - Residential Project of the Year

Knott Laboratorys -Private Sector Project of the Year


Thank you to our great 2016 NSPE-CO Awards sponsors!

 2016 Platinum Sponsors:


2016 Silver Sponsors: 


Print Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors: 

Quillin Engineering

The Law Office of James E. Nelson

Rocky Mountain Group (RMG) Engineers

Palace Construction



Click here for details!

Contact the NSPE-CO state office at (303) 480-1160 to get information on how your company can sponsor the 2017 NSPE-CO Awards.



Michael Aitken, P.E.,

Elected NSPE National Vice President

At the NSPE Annual Meeting in Dallas in June, the NSPE House of Delegates governing body elected NSPE-CO Past President Michael Aitken, P.E., to serve at the national level.  Michael will be Vice President 2016-17, President-Elect 2017-18, and will be national President in 2018-19.

NSPE-CO nominated Michael for the position and wishes him great success!  


Develop the next generation of engineers

Denver Public Schools CareerConnect is seeking engineering companies to host interns this summer from June 12-July 13.  CareerConnect provides more than 6,000 high school students with career-focused courses in Colorado’s highest-opportunity industries (including engineering), experiential learning opportunities, and additional links to higher education.  
Through the CareerLaunch summer internship program, students have the opportunity to explore STEM careers that they have been studying in school.  Students work 25 hours per week, earn high school credit, and are eligible for a financial award based on their performance. They will learn the practical applications of their engineering coursework and can make meaningful contributions to their host companies.  

Host a CareerLaunch intern and change the life of an aspiring engineer!  More information is available at

About Denver Public Schools: DPS is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of 185 schools, with an enrollment of 88,000 students. Of those, 58% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 20% is Caucasian, and 15% is African American. Seventy-two percent of the district’s students qualify for free and reduced lunch.


NSPE-CO State Board Meetings for 2016

October 22nd - Meeting to occur in Colorado Springs, details to follow


Interested in speaking on an engineering-related topic?

NSPE-CO welcomes the opportunity to learn more about engineering-related projects going on within the state. If you have a suggestion or contact for a potential guest speaker, please submit your ideas to NSPE-CO is open to any new ideas and appreciates your suggestions.


Express Yourself!

NSPE-CO offers eNews updates to members and welcomes article submissions from members. If you feel strongly about a current issue and would like to voice it, please submit your article to

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Job Postings

Job Announcements

Job Title:  Engineering Manager (Colorado Springs, CO)

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Municipal Water/Wastewater/Civil Engineer to join the Farnsworth Group Colorado Springs, CO office.  This key leadership position will work to build a client focused, technically excellent municipal and water/ wastewater engineering team to serve clients in the state of Colorado and the western region of our company. 

Qualified candidates will provide technical leadership related to water/ wastewater engineering as well as have an entrepreneurial drive to develop business opportunities.  Specific responsibilities include cultivating strong client relationships, leading marketing activities, building a local team, developing and mentoring staff, collaborating with other disciplines, establishing and maintaining budgets, and working in partnership with leadership throughout the company.  The position will involve close coordination with the existing established team of water and wastewater engineers located in our Fort Collins, CO office.

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