Heery International Senior Associate Janelle Kolisch was selected as Young Engineer of the Year by the Professional Engineers of Oregon (PEO), a chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers, at the Annual State Conference Awards Dinner on May 11. An outstanding chapter member under the age of 35, Kolisch was recognized for her outstanding commitment to the profession and early career achievements.
“Demonstrated by her professionalism, registration status and adherence to public interest, Janelle has far exceeded expectations of what is required for this recognition,” said David Etchart, Heery International Senior Project Manager regarding his nomination of Kolisch. “Janelle is a motivated young engineer who has displayed a high-level of responsibility and achievement early on in her career.”
Kolisch is a Certified Commissioning Professional and a recently licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Oregon, a process that has taken her nearly 14 years to complete.
“To a client, having a Professional Engineering license, means having the credentials to earn their trust,” Kolisch said. “To an employer, it signals the capacity to take on a higher level of responsibility.”
With nine years of experience in commissioning facilities of all types, she has knowledge of the unique and complex design and construction characteristics of medical buildings, including hospitals and medical/dental outpatient care centers. Most recently, she was entrusted the responsibility to travel to South Korea and serve as Project-Lead for commissioning services performed on a U.S. Army Base medical center and veterinary clinic.
“As a commissioning professional, I really enjoy the diversity of the projects I’m assigned to along with the ability to apply my Professional Engineering license in my current role at Heery,” Kolisch explained. “As I continue to advance in my career, I look forward to building long-term client relationships while taking on higher levels of responsibility within the company.”