Federal Engineer of the Year

The Federal Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Government, honors engineers employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers worldwide.

2016 Federal Engineer of the Year Award Application
Download the application here. Application deadline is October 31, 2015.
2016 FEYA Ceremony
February 26, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20045
Highlights from the 2015 Federal Engineer of the Year Award Ceremony

2015 Federal Engineer of the Year Announced

Lt. Col. Patrick Miller, P.E.LT. COL. PATRICK MILLER, P.E.
U.S. AIR FORCE
628th CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON

Congratulations to the 2015 FEYA winner, Lt. Col. Patrick Miller, P.E., with the U.S. Air Force, 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, has been honored as the nation's top federal engineer.

Valued by the Air Force and joint communities for his engineering leadership, Miller guided a $442 million military construction program for the Pentagon in fiscal year 2013. His project strategies as executive officer ensured critical advocacy of Air Force priorities while balancing new mission and combatant command requirements. At the operational level, he commanded his 505-person squadron throughout a $3.2 billion physical plant project, which included nearly 2,000 facilities, four runways, five piers, two wharfs, and 34 miles of rail across 24,000 acres.

At the tactical level, Miller has been deployed in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay. While in Afghanistan, he accomplished more than 150 outside-the-wire missions to head up a $161 million construction program, essential to organizing, training, and equipping the 475,000-person Afghan National Security Force. He also led construction of a $20 million military compound and built from the ground up a $99 million pilot training campus for 1,200 Afghan Air Force pilots. Read the press release.

Standing (left to right): NSPE President Harve D. Hnatiuk, P.E., F.NSPE; Lt. Col. Patrick Miller, P.E., U.S. Air Force; Executive Director Mark J. Golden, FASAE, CAE; and NSPE Board Member David Scott Wolf, P.E., PLS, F.NSPE.

STANDING (LEFT TO RIGHT): NSPE PRESIDENT HARVE D. HNATIUK, P.E., F.NSPE; LT. COL. PATRICK MILLER, P.E., U.S. AIR FORCE; NSPE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARK J. GOLDEN, FASAE, CAE; AND NSPE BOARD MEMBER DAVID SCOTT WOLF, P.E., PLS, F.NSPE. PHOTO CREDIT: CHRISTIES PHOTOGRAPHY

The Federal Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Government, honors engineers employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers worldwide.

FEYA SPONSOR
Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering

2015 FEYA Ceremony
February 26, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (E.S.T.)
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20045

Federal Engineer of the Year Top 10 finalists
Read a press release | See a complete list of agency winners

  • Timothy Bayse, P.E.
    Timothy Bayse, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Navy
    Naval Facilities Engineering Command

  •  CDR David Allen Engelstad, P.E.
    CDR David Allen Engelstad, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Interior
    National Park Service, Yosemite National Park

  • Khamis Haramy, E.I.T.
    Khamis Haramy, E.I.T.

    Federal Highway Administration
    Central Federal Lands Highway Division

  • LCDR Ryszard “Rich” Kaczmarek USN, CEC, P.E.
    LCDR Ryszard “Rich” Kaczmarek USN, P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Navy
    Navy Sea Systems Command

  • David Mazurek, Ph.D., P.E.
    David Mazurek, Ph.D., P.E.

    Department of Homeland Security
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy

  • Lt. Col. Patrick Miller, P.E.
    Lt. Col. Patrick Miller, P.E.

    U.S. Air Force
    628th Civil Engineer Squadron

  • George Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E.
    George Schmidt, Ph.D., P.E.

    National Aeronautics & Space Administration
    Glenn Research Center

  • Eric Warner, P.E.
    Eric Warner, P.E., CEM, CFM

    U.S. Air Force
    374th Airlift Wing

  • Kathleen White, Ph.D., P.E.
    Kathleen White, Ph.D., P.E.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Institute for Water Resources

  • Cyril Williams, Ph.D., P.E.
    Cyril Williams, Ph.D., P.E.

    U.S. Department of the Army
    U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Victor Mendez to Deliver Keynote at 2015 FEYA Ceremony

Victor Mendez MENDEZ

Victor Mendez has served as the 20th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation since July 30, 2014.

As Deputy Secretary, Mendez is the Department of Transportation’s chief operating officer, responsible for day-to-day operations of the 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 USDOT employees nationwide and overseas.  Mendez is focused on ensuring the safety and efficiency of America’s transportation system, which plays a key role in economic development.

Before becoming Deputy Secretary, Mendez was the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration since July 2009, where he oversaw the agency’s 2,900 employees in Washington and field offices across the country.  During his time at FHWA, he parlayed his lifelong interest in innovation and technology into launching the Every Day Counts initiative, which gives states a range of tools and technologies to streamline construction projects and make them more cost effective.

Before joining DOT, Mendez served as Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation.  He has more than 20 years of State DOT experience.

Mendez earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and later earned an MBA from Arizona State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona.

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Deadline: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Award or Scholarship?: 
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