2018 ASCE Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award
Scott Cepietz, PE
Scott Cepietz, PE is a civil engineer in the transportation department at Michael Baker International. Scott graduated from Widener
University in 2009 with a BS in Civil Engineering and completed his Master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from
Villanova University in 2014. Scott is the Project Manager for several projects in the City of Philadelphia and Municipal Projects
in Montgomery County. Scott has worked on many projects for PennDOT including highway relocations, highway restoration, and
intersection improvements. Scott is currently the lead highway engineer for corridor and intersection improvements along SR 222 in
Berks County for PennDOT District 5-0.
What has been a highlight for you this year in this role?I was thrilled Villanova’s ASCE student chapter was able to send 4 students to the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders in Newark, NJ. That’s the highest number their student chapter has ever sent! The workshop brings in student chapter leaders from the entire east coast to network and learn from each other and ASCE about running a student chapter and other life skills. It’s a tremendous opportunity for the students and sending that many is great for the ASCE student chapter itself.
What is your personal motto as a civil engineer?There’s a quote by William H. Johnson that Michael Baker’s PA Regional Director has really harped on and I have really embraced the concept and have felt this way a lot thus far in my career. It goes, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” I feel like anyone can accomplish things if they put their mind to it and don’t always have to rely on others. Being self-driven and always looking for more can only start with the individual.
Scott presenting at the 2018 ASCE Practitioner and Faculty Advisor Training Workshop.