Special to the Journal
Jake L. Blair, E.I.T. was named 2016 Young Engineer of the Year for the Central Texas Region by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) at their annual banquet held on February 25, 2016 in Temple, Texas. Mr. Blair graduated from Texas A&M in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is employed by the firm of Kasberg, Patrick & Associates, L.P. located in Temple.
Mr. Blair currently serves as Vice President for the TSPE Central Texas Chapter. He is an active member in both TSPE and the American Society of Civil Engineers and has held offices in both chapters for a number of years. Jake has planned and coordinated TSPE meetings and E-week Banquets and has assisted with MathCounts which is a problem solving based math competition through TSPE Central Texas used to promote and educate 6th through 8th grade students about the engineering profession.
As an E.I.T., Jake has worked on numerous water and wastewater utility projects throughout his three years at KPA. He is currently serving as project engineer on the Village of Salado Wastewater Improvements Project. His engineering experience includes design, preparation of construction plans and specifications, and construction administration for roadways, pedestrian facilities, drainage systems and analysis, transmission mains, pump stations, water storage tanks, water distribution and wastewater collection systems.