The Puget Sound Engineering Council 62nd Annual Engineer of the Year Awards Banquet was held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Museum of Flight skyline room, and attended by 62 members.

Our Speaker was Susan Everett who spoke about the SR 99 Tunnel.

Her Biography:

Susan Everett
Project Manager Gateway/SR 509 Completion Program

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

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Susan Everett is the SR 509 Completion Program project manager.  She manages right of way acquisition, permitting, design and construction of this project.  The SR 509 project provides essential connections to the Ports of Seattle, SeaTac Airport and the Kent Valley from I-5.  Her experience includes project management, transportation and hydraulic design, permit management and estimating.

Susan has worked with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for over 30 years. Prior to working on the SR 509 Program, she served as the program design manager on the SR 99: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program – the SR 99 Tunnel Project.  She also served as WSDOT Urban Corridors Project Development Engineerand Engineering Manager. During her work with WSDOT, Susan worked as project engineer on major projects such as the I-5 HOV lanes from downtown Seattle to Federal Way, the SR 515 Arterial Widening, the SR 161 Arterial Widening, SR 509 project extension and the I-5 ramp metering in the Seattle area. In 1996 Susan received the Governor’s Distinguished/Sustaining Management Leadership Award and is the co-author on several papers.

Susan graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering.  She bleeds purple and gold.  Her husband and two children are engineers.  The family dog, however, is normal.

After the speech, The following five Awards were handed out: Academic Engineer of the Year, Government Engineer of the Year, Kenneth Porter Award, Young Engineer of the Year, and Professional Engineer of The Year