2018 Eastern Region Younger Member Council Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Public Sector
Nha Truong, PE
The Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Public Sector Award is presented at the ASCE Multi Region Leadership Conference by the Eastern Region Younger Member Council and recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership potential in the public sector of civil engineering. This award is presented to a young civil engineer (35 years old or younger) currently working in the Public Sector who is an active member of ASCE.
Nha currently works for EY in the Digital Grid Practice where he is part of an incredible team to help clients in the Utilities
Sector navigate through challenges of existing infrastructures and stay ahead of future technology and customer demands. Prior to
his recent transition, he was a Water Resources Engineer with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). At PWD, he was responsible
for leading efforts to understand critical infrastructure risks and evaluate capital investment improvement projects.
"When you're in a leadership role, it's not about being in charge. It's about taking care of people in your charge to ensure that they do better than you did when you were in that position." - Nha Truong, PE
Nha was first introduced to the YMF Board by a previous board member. His favorite ASCE event is the Winter Social each year where 200
Civil Engineers come together to celebrate the holidays.
As former YMF President, what has meant the most to you over the past years?As Past President, I have had many opportunities to learn from those before me and continue with the traditions of successes that has been part of the Philadelphia YMF. The board members that we have are among the strongest Civil Engineers I have met and their commitment to promoting the Civil Engineering profession is astonishing. I have come to be who I am by working alongside and learning from all of our past and current board members.
How and what do you hope to contribute to ASCE and the Section for the 2018-2019 year?As a Director for the ASCE Philadelphia Section, I hope to continue with leading efforts to promote the values of being an ASCE member.