October NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                
NJSPE Would like to Welcome its New Members:
Nicholas Peter Bloss (Student)
Villanova University 
Charles Newman, PE
Michael Cronin Michael, PE
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Alexandra Peters (Student)
Villanova University 
Oscar Feliciano (Student)
Montclair State University
Sarah Settlecowski (Student)
Villanova University 
Zackary Nikolaos Georgoulianos (Student)
Villanova University
Aaron Sykes (Student)
Villanova University 
Christopher T. Iacono, PE
Arora and Associates, PC
Edward F. Vergano, PE
Preferred Design and Construction, Inc
Brian E. Jacko (Student)
Villanova University
Ian River Walczak (Student)
Civil Draftsman East Coast Engineering 
Raymond W. Jho (Student)
Villanova University
Lonnie Walker III, PE
Traffic Engineer WSP 
Martin Shutang Mungwa, PE
Consolidated Edison Company of NY

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

NERM 2018 Nov 8-10 in King of Prussia, PA
Join Professional Engineers from Maine to Maryland as we gather to share challenges, find solutions, and study post-disaster methodologies. Expand your network to include professionals who need to solve the same problems as you. Bring your family and enjoy the rich and exciting history of the renowned Valley Forge region. We look forward to seeing you there.  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

NYSSPE - Design Professionals Day - Oct. 19
Dear ACEC & NJ Society - On Friday October 19th, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) will provide several presentations to inform design professionals and the construction industry about important design considerations and about conducting inspections in the City, as well as the recent initiatives by the department.  The event will be held at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering (NYU-Poly), Pfizer Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  More information & registration:  Click Here

Day-of PE Exam Checklist
As the fall 2018 PE exam date crawls near, you may be doing some last minute cramming and starting to think about what you should have with you on exam day. We've mentioned this before - the PE exam rules for what you can and cannot have are very strict, so it's important to spend some time familiarizing yourself with them before exam day. To make things a little easier, here is a checklist you can print out the night before exam day so you have everything you need.  READ MORE
INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
New Jersey, California Play Catch-Up On Offshore Wind
Engineering News Record

California and New Jersey, which have been on slower tracks than other coastal states for offshore wind-energy development, took big steps last month to catch up.  On Sept. 20, New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities began accepting developer applications to build offshore projects from 300 MW to 1,100 MW-touted as the largest single-state offshore wind solicitation in the U.S.  It is the first step to meet a more ambitious 2030 wind energy goal of 3,500 MW set by Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who took office in early 2018 and would also reverse Republican predecessor Chris Christie's clean-energy stance over the prior eight years.  READ MORE

Rowan U, Rowan College at Burlington County partner on workforce opportunities

Rowan University and Rowan College at Burlington County have enhanced their partnership to create more opportunities for students seeking careers in growing engineering technology fields.  The new partnership allows students to pursue an associate degree and complete a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Rowan University's Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at RCBC's Mount Laurel campus.   READ MORE

Murphy launches STEM schools grant program

Gov. Phil Murphy hopes to jump start the state's economy by encouraging tech startups and expanding educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Unlike other aspects of the state economy, where the governor hopes to encourage job creation, Murphy says the innovation economy jobs are already here.  READ MORE

New Jersey Ranked "Most Improved" State for Energy Efficiency
NJ Spotlight

As the federal government rolls back environmental rules, many states across the nation are investing more in energy efficiency and clean energy, according to a new national analysis.  New Jersey, which in recent years was a laggard in using energy more efficiently, was ranked as the state making the most improvements in that area, a scorecard from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy showed.    READ MORE

Princeton Lab Honored as Historic Scientific Location

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
Which States Permit Digital Signatures and Seal on Engineering Documents?

NSPE members now have free access to a  new report  that provides a state-by-state summary of the sometimes confusing rules on the digital signing and sealing of engineering documents. The ethical responsib ility to meet the required standards for signing and sealing engineering documents is among the most fundamental responsibilities of a professional engineer.  READ MORE

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

Coming This Fall: Unlimited Access to New NSPE State Licensing Laws and Regulations Assessments

Over the coming months, NSPE will release four more state assessments to answer key questions and provide vital information for all NSPE members. In addition, NSPE state societies will be able to utilize this valuable information in their interactions with state licensure board members, state legislators, and policymakers to support professional engineers and protect the public health, safety, and welfare.   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