Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens is pleased to announce that BCEO Engineering Deputy
Dale Schwieterman has received his Professional Surveyor's (P.S.)
license from the State of Ohio, complimenting the Professional
Engineer's (P.E.) license that he earned in 1998. He now holds
the distinction in the civil engineering field of dual registration,
holding both his P.E. and P.S. licenses.
Schwieterman has been
with the BCEO since 1996, first as a design engineer and then
appointed Deputy Engineer in 2005. He's worked on many major
projects for Butler County including the Liberty Fairfield Road
bridge over the Great Miami River, numerous upgrades along the
Union Centre Boulevard corridor, improvements to Muhlhauser Road,
and the California Road bridge in Morgan Township.
in Liberty Township with his wife and two children, Schwieterman
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
from the University of Cincinnati in 1994 and worked at the engineering
design firm of Hazelet & Erdal, Inc., before joining the
"We're proud of
Dale's accomplishments," said Wilkens. "To achieve
his goal of holding both a P.E. and a P.S. requires many years
of additional education and experience. This additional license
by Dale adds to our already talented group of professionals at
the Butler County Engineer's Office."
The BCEO currently
has eight registered Professional Engineers (P.E.) and four registered
Professional Surveyors (P.S.) on staff, including two with dual
a Professional Surveyor?
According to the State
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors,
a registered Professional Surveyor in Ohio is "a person
who is registered as a professional surveyor as outlined in the
Ohio Revised Code. The 'practice of surveying' means any professional
service that requires the application of special knowledge of
the principles of mathematics, the related physical and applied
sciences, and the relevant requirements of law for the adequate
performance of the art of surveying, including, but not limited
to, measuring the area or the contours of any portion of the
earths surface, the lengths and directions of the bounding
lines, and the contour of the surface, for their correct determination
and description and for conveyancing for recording, or for the
establishment or re-establishment of land boundaries and the
platting of lands and subdivisions; and like measurements and
operations involved in the surveying of mines, commonly known
as mine surveying.
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."
The State of Ohio requires
that any person who holds the office of County Engineer must
be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a registered
Professional Surveyor (P.S.). This dual registration requires
years of study, practical experience, and passing several examinations.
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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