Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens is pleased to announce that Design Engineer Steven
J. Hartke has received his Professional Engineer's (P.E.) license
from the State of Ohio. This
brings the total number of registered Professional Engineers
to eight currently on staff at the BCEO -- a number that keeps
"This was one
of my goals when I took the office of County Engineer
Wilkens said. "
.to develop our staff to its fullest
potential. Having the P.E. license gives our engineers recognition
in their field and enables them to better perform their jobs.
The education and experience necessary to achieve this license
are key ingredients that help us better serve the public and
meet the demands of a fast-growing county."
As a Design Engineer
with the BCEO, Hartke is responsible for roadway design and project
management of various roadway improvements. He's been with the
BCEO since April 2006 following a three-year stint with ME Companies
where he worked on various engineering projects including roadway
and site design.
A 2003 graduate of
The Ohio State University with a Civil Engineering degree, Hartke
also plans to take the Fundamentals of Surveying exam this fall
as a prerequisite to earning his Professional Surveyor (P.S.)
Mr. Hartke resides
with his wife and daughter in Mason.
a Professional Engineer
The National Society of Professional Engineers
offers this definition of a P.E.:
who have passed the medical boards or lawyers who have passed
the bar exam, professional engineers (PEs) have fulfilled the
education and experience requirements and passed the rigorous
exams that, under state licensure laws, permit them to offer
engineering services directly to the public. PEs take legal responsibility
for their engineering designs and are bound by a code of ethics
to protect the public health and safety.
laws vary from state to state, but, in general, to become a PE
an individual must be a graduate of an engineering program accredited
by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, pass
the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, gain four years of experience
working under a PE, and pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering
"A state engineering
licensure board regulates the licensed practice of engineering
within a state."
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For more information
Petrocy, BCEO Public Information Supervisor
Greg Wilkens, P.E., P.S.,
Butler County Engineer
Phone 513.867.5744 Fax 513.867.5849