November NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

NJSPE Member Renewals
If you have received your renewal for next year and are paying by Purchase Order or Voucher, please send all paper work to NJSPE for a signature.  You can mail it to NJSPE, 414 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 or you can fax it to 609-393-9891. Thank you for your membership!


MATHCOUNTS Sponsorships Now Available

New Jersey MATHCOUNTS is passionate about giving middle school  "Mathletes" the opportunity to participate in a math-based competition. The experience strengthens not only their math skills, but comradery among like-minded students. These sponsorships are an opportunity for New Jersey engineering firms to encourage and build relationships with these amazing Mathletes, their parents and other Professional Engineers. READ MORE

Engineering Inspector Jobs Available
Princeton is seeking qualified engineering inspector applicants. The Engineering Inspector's responsibilities include the following: attendance at public project meetings; observation and written reporting of public and private construction work; preparation and coordination of construction documents such as public construction notifications, sewer lateral maps, change orders, payments, punch lists, and closeout documents; communicating with affected residents; and monitoring of construction safety and traffic control contract provisions.  READ MORE

Staff Needed
Three (3) Teacher of Engineering Qualifications: 
  • Must have a New Jersey CTE certificate with the Engineering Technology Certificate endorsement or Technology Education Certificate endorsement 
  • Must be willing to attend Project Lead the Way training 
  • Knowledge of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards and Mandated State testing
  • Experience working with high school students 
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the content field and describe ways in which the content can be organized into lessons for secondary students
  • Excellent classroom management skills and technology skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and good moral character
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, with students, staff, parents, administrators, and the community 
Salary: As Per Negotiated Contract Initiator: Mr. Luis Rojas 
Meet such alternatives to above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

Post-PE Exam: What to Expect
After months and months of studying, you finally took your PE exam. Whether you felt awesome or just not sure after the exam, you'll have to do a bit of waiting before you find out your score and next steps towards licensure. There are some important differences between the computer-based exams and pencil-and-paper exams when it comes to the waiting period, scoring procedures, and next steps after you pass or fail.  READ MORE
INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
Gottheimer Welcomes McLaren Engineering to Fifth District

"I'm excited to welcome McLaren Engineering to the Fifth District and to New Jersey," said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). "Businesses like McLaren and so many others drive our economy and the harder we make it for them to succeed, the harder we make it for us to succeed. As long as I am in Congress, I will always work to find ways to make doing business in New Jersey easier, to cut taxes, eliminate red tape, and invest in our infrastructure - our roads, tunnels, and rails."  READ MORE

New Jersey Gets New Green Flood Prevention

The governor of New Jersey recently announced that the state finalized the plan for its $230 million flood prevention project, launched in the wake of 2012's Hurricane Sandy, and that it includes less-used green infrastructure practices.  The system will shield the low-lying land around Weehawken Cove and Hoboken waterfront, including NJ Transit's Hoboken Rail Yard, which was particularly vulnerable to flooding when Sandy hit. Governor Phil Murphy called it "a reasonable, cost-effective system that will protect the city's residents from flooding from the next major storm." As expected, the plan calls for the construction of bulkheads, floodwalls and seawalls. More significantly, it also calls for green infrastructure elements.  READ MORE

Construction forecast bright with $45B in projects scheduled for NJ

Governmental and educational leaders on Friday outlined $45 billion in construction projects that are scheduled to take shape in New Jersey over the next two years, a nearly $1 billion increase over what was forecast last year. The presentation was part of the 34th annual Construction Forecast - sponsored by the nonprofit coalition Alliance for Action - at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe. Among the highlights was a $265 million project to build a storm surge protection system in Hoboken and Weehawken that was outlined by New Jersey Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio.  READ MORE

Historic  Yellow Brick Road in Hoboken to undergo Restoration Project

From a far, Castle Point Terrace is a picturesque example of Hoboken's rich history. The tree-lined, yellow brick road just off the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology is a quaint snapshot of Mile Square City charm.  But the two-block road, which runs from Eighth Street to Elysian Park, is riddled with bumps, cracks, and potholes, and is in desperate need of repair.  READ MORE

Murphy pitches clean energy at Princeton

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
NSPE Leads Effort to Clarify "Professional Engineers" In Federal Communications Commission Public Notices

Under the leadership of NSPE, several engineering societies have submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission thanking the commission for its continual use of professional engineers but requesting that the FCC revise language in public notices indicating that a licensed professional engineer does not have to have an engineering license.  The recent FCC Public Notice DA 18-887 includes a reference to a "professional engineer," but without the requirement of licensure:  READ MORE

Which States Permit Graduates from ABET-Accredited Engineering Technology Programs to Apply for a License?

Earning a professional engineering license requires a candidate to meet specific education and experience requirements and successfully complete two exams. The education requirements vary by state. In some cases, a degree in engineering technology from an accredited program is enough; however, in others it is not. NSPE members now have free access to a new report that provides a state-by-state summary of state laws that unconditionally allow, allow with extra education and experience, and do not allow graduates with an engineering technology bachelor's degree from ABET-accredited programs to apply for licensure as professional engineers.  READ MORE

President Trump signs FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 with Expanded QBS

President Trump has approved a five-year Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization that includes an NSPE-backed amendment to expand the use of qualifications-based selection on federally funded airport projects.  In May, NSPE and other engineering and construction associations sent a letter  to Rep.  Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, urging the incorporation of this amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Westerman, P.E., (R-AR) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL).  READ MORE

Alert: Canadian Licensing Provisions Restrict US PEs

NSPE has alerted the US Trade Representative to Canadian licensing rules that unfairly restrict US PEs from practicing north of the border. In a September 24 letter to the trade representative, NSPE highlighted the discriminatory licensing requirements: Like the United States, Canada allows individual jurisdictions to develop their own requirements for applying for and obtaining a professional engineering license. Unlike most of the United States, however, Canadian provinces have work requirements that can be fulfilled only in Canada, thus prohibiting many US PEs from practicing in Canada, despite having amassed extensive engineering experience and proficiency outside of Canada.  READ MORE

15 Free Courses

Each year, NSPE offers its members 15 free on-demand courses that enable them to earn PDHs from the comfort of their home or office. 

The 2018 courses are available online.

They include options such as:
  • Ethics and Engineering;
  • How to Develop the Engineering Leader Inside You;
  • Self-Driving Cars: An Examination of Ethical Issues at the Micro and Macro Scale;
  • Threats to Licensure;
  • and more.
For members who may need assistance, the Society has put together a  video tutorial.

2018-2019 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                           

Michael J. Bennink, PE
Vatsal A. Shah, PE 
Past President
Robert V. Kiser, PE
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Vice President
Vince Wagner, PE
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
NJSPE Director at Large
Robert J. Thiel, PE
NSPE Delegate (two-year term 2016-2018) 
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Executive Director