This week is Engineers Week, a national commemorative event started back in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Today, EWeek is supported by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural organizations and is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.
So, we are starting the week with a quick look at Toole Design’s engineers. We have 70 engineers out of a staff of almost 200 (for sake of comparison, we have an almost identical number (71) of planners), of whom 50% (35) are women and 20% (14) are BIPOC. The percentage of women engineers is more than three times the industry average of just 14.5%; Black and Hispanic engineers represent only 11% of the engineering workforce.
Our engineers cover a wide range of skills, from civil to environmental and traffic engineering specialties. More than half (40) have their Professional Engineer (PE) certification (including 21 of the 35 women), and five have the Canadian equivalent P. Eng. accreditation. More than dozen are Engineers in Training (EIT), and are on the path to become PEs. Seven staff also have their Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) qualification, while four have gathered planning credentials through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
During the week we will be introducing you to several of our engineers and the amazing portfolio of work they are doing at Toole Design. And of course, if you are inspired to join this great team…please look at our job openings!