Thursday, March 10, 2011
Bryan employee named Young Engineer of the Year
Bryan civil engineer Susan Monnat has been named the 2010 Young Engineer of Year by the Brazos Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). The Young Engineer of the Year awards Monnat for her technical ability, professional achievements, and civic and humanitarian activities.
Monnat has been a licensed professional engineer for nearly 4 years, and has worked at the City of Bryan since 2004. Prior to that she worked for Spencer J. Buchanan Associates for 4 ½ years.
While with the City of Bryan, Monnat has managed numerous high profile capital improvement projects including the $3.5 million Bryan/Beck Street Project, $1 million Park Hudson Trail Project, $500,000 Sale Park Improvements and $350,000 Safe Routes to School Grant for sidewalks on Carter Creek Parkway (which she also designed). In addition to those capital improvements, Susan has managed the Street Maintenance contracts for the City of Bryan for the last few years ranging in cost from $2 to $4 million dollars annually.
Monnat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Society of Professional Engineers / Texas Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE/TSPE), and the Texas Floodplain Managers Association (TFMA).
Monnat has held numerous offices in the local branches, including a stint from 2008-2010 as President of the Brazos Chapter of TSPE. She is currently serving at the state level as the Region 2 Director of the Professional Engineers in Government Practice Division of TSPE.
Monnat will now be submitted to the state to compete against the other award recipients from all other Chapters in Texas for top State honors in the Young Engineer category.
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