NSPE – New Member Spotlight
“A virtual cup of coffee with Greg Shoss, P.E., S-E-A, Ltd."
Where did you attend college?
University of Denver, School of Engineering and Computer Science
What originally drew you to the engineering profession?
In grade school, I gravitated towards math and science. I think the first time I heard of and understood the concept of engineering was during a project I chose: gene splicing (i.e. genetic engineering). Then, I had a set of fantastic experiences and classroom education with physics and calculus teachers in high school. Black holes and astronomy were a real attention-grabber, too!
What is/was the focus of the work you accomplished in the engineer field?
So far, I’ve helped numerous commercial and industrial companies perform short circuit, protective device coordination, and arc flash studies on new and existing electrical installations. I am now assisting insurance and legal personnel, acting as their investigator and expert witness, determining cause and responsibility of fault of product accidents and malfunctions.
What is one thing you have completed during your time in engineering that makes you proud to call yourself an engineer?
The entire process of obtaining the certification, license, and title of a professional engineer including both the F.E. and P.E. exams and the experience requirements needed to apply. While most typically find processes like the P.E. application process grueling and an annoyance, the act and time spent doing so is what sets us apart as engineers from those that don’t have the patience or wherewithal to commence with the process.
What aspects of NSPE make it the type of professional society that you wanted to be involved in?
I just like the fact that it is a group of like minded individuals coming together to improve our society and ensure there are good practices, training, etc.
Tell us a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?
I’ve lived in 6 states including Texas, New York, Colorado, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Welcome to NSPE-CO Greg!
Thanks to everyone that joined the Central and Northern Chapters tour of New Belgium Brewery!
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. The 2017 Awards will be presented on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. Nominations are open now for the 2017 Awards!
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
2016 Platinum Sponsors:
2016 Silver Sponsors:
The Law Office of James E. Nelson
Rocky Mountain Group (RMG) Engineers
Contact the NSPE-CO state office at (303) 480-1160 to get information on how your company can sponsor the 2017 NSPE-CO Awards.
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!
October 22nd - Meeting to occur in Colorado Springs.
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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.