Deadline: March 31

The Professional Engineers in Government is administering the annual PEGASUS Award program. The Professional Engineer in Government Achievement and Service in the United States Award recognizes the engineer who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement and practice of engineering. The PEGASUS award will honor a registered professional engineer employed by a state, regional, county, special district, or municipal government.

Past Recipients: See the complete list of recipients.

Jonathan W. Ham, P.E.

Jonathan W. Ham, P.E.Jonathan W. Ham, P.E., M.B.A. received his B.S. Degree in Biological Engineering from NC State University in 2005, and his Master of Business Administration degree from UNC-Wilmington in 2013.  He has been licensed as a professional engineer in the state of North Carolina since 2009.  He currently works as the Assistant Town Engineer for the Town of Garner, a town of 27,000 just to the southeast of Raleigh, NC.  He has worked for over ten years in the engineering profession, with more than six-and-a-half years in public service.  As the Assistant Town Engineer for Garner, he provides engineering plan review and survey plat review, investigates and responds to citizen concerns regarding storm water, acts as project manager for capital projects, works with Duke Energy to improve street lighting on town streets, and provides technical assistance to landowners who wish to develop within the Town’s ETJ.  Prior to his time in Garner, he was involved in capital project management, engineering design and modeling, and engineering plan review for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in Wilmington, NC.

Outside of work, he has served in numerous capacities to help within both the engineering profession and the community as a whole.  He served the Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) as the Southeastern Chapter President, President-Elect and Governor – and also served on state-level committees for awards and membership.  He has been active with the PENC Educational Foundation since his selection in 2013 – and has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors since last year.  Jonathan has served as the Coastal Branch Representative for ASCE’s NC Section, and the President of the Wilmington Engineers Club.  Also within the profession, he has volunteered for the NCAWWA-WEA Spring Conference Committee as Program Co-Chair and Conference Co-Chair, and on the Communications Committee since 2012.  As a part of the National Engineers Week, Jonathan volunteered to teach one day of science class at Murray Middle School in Wilmington from 2009-2014, and was involved with ASCE’s NC Section - Coastal Branch Toys for Tots campaign.

Jonathan has been previously honored as the 2011 PENC Southeastern Chapter Young Engineer of the Year, the 2011 PENC Statewide Young Engineer of the Year, and the 2015 PENC Statewide Government Engineer of the Year.  He was selected for a member profile in NCAWWA-WEA’s NC Currents Magazine for the Summer of 2015, and he and his wife Kelly – also a professional engineer – have been previously recognized by PENC in their Membership Spotlight section of the website.