Vermont’s 2020 Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year announced

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Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:51am -- Denise Sortor

Gregory Edwards, PE has been selected as the 2020 Vermont Engineer of the Year and Branden Martin, PE has been selected as the 2020 Vermont Young Engineer of the Year.

With over thirty years in the engineering field, Mr. Edwards is Senior Principal of Stantec Consulting Services, Inc, an international engineering consulting firm with offices in South Burlington, VT.  He is a Business Center Sector Leader for Stantec’s New England Transportation Unit, a more than 200-person organization, comprised of transportation, traffic, highway, structural, and hydraulic engineers, that focuses on transportation and design projects for states and municipalities.

In addition to his engineering accomplishments, Mr. Edwards is active in both professional societies and his community.  He has served on the board of directors of the Vermont Society of Engineers from 2000-2006, including as Society President from 2004-2005.  From 2010-2012, he served as president of ACEC-VT and from 2016-2018 as chair of the ACEC-VT Transportation Committee.  Presently he serves as an external advisor to UVM’s Transportation Research Center.  Some of Mr. Edwards’ most significant civic achievements have involved developing grant applications and securing funding for his community.

Mr. Edwards lives in Shelburne, VT and is the parent of three grown children and will be presented with his award at the annual Engineers Week banquet, which will be held on February 21 in South Burlington at the Delta Hotel.

Branden A, Martin, PE, has been named as Vermont’s 2020 Young Engineer of the Year. He is employed as a Water Resources Engineer at Stone Environmental, Inc, an environmental consulting firm in Montpelier, VT. His current work encompasses stormwater design (with a focus on green infrastructure), dam removal and stream restoration projects, culvert assessment and replacement, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, illicit discharge detection and elimination, wastewater design, and construction oversight.

Mr. Martin served as president of the Vermont Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2018-2019 and is currently a New England Council delegate. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Society of Engineers and is currently the organization’s first vice president.

Mr. Martin lives in Hinesburg, VT with his wife Katherine Levasseur and their six-month old daughter Josephine.

Mr. Martin will also be presented with his award at the annual Engineers Week banquet on February 21 in South Burlington at the Delta Hotel.

Vermont Engineers Week is sponsored annually by the state’s engineering societies, and the Vermont Young Engineer of the Year award is presented to a licensed professional engineer or registered engineering intern in Vermont.  Selection of the award winner is made by a committee comprised of the five most recent winners of the Vermont Engineer of the Year award.