YOUNG ENGINEER OF THE YEAR 2009

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Scott M. Harney, P.E. is a partner and project engineer at Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc., a Transportation, Land Development, and Surveying firm in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 

A graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Mr. Harney received his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Bucknell University in 2001, and is pursuing a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering at Villanova University.

 

Mr. Harney began his career at Benchmark as an intern prior to joining the firm full time in 2001. In his role as a transportation engineer he has prepared Traffic Impact Studies for residential and commercial developments and for educational institutions, has been involved in the design of highway improvement plans ranging from minor shoulder upgrades to multi-million dollar roadway improvements on major highways, and has performed traffic signal designs for isolated and coordinated signals.  While at Benchmark he has also performed stormwater design, conceptual design, and permitting for land developments and for highway projects.

 

 

Mr. Harney is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. He is active locally with numerous societies and organizations.  He has served on the board of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and has attended the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C. for the past five years.

 

He is a member of College Hill Moravian Church in Bethlehem, where he has served on the Board of Elders, and as a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Leader.  In the wider Moravian Church he has been volunteer staff for youth summer camp programs at Hope Conference and Renewal Center, and has recently been elected to serve on the Eastern District Christian Education Commission.  Mr. Harney is also an Eagle Scout and was on the planning committee for this past summerís Minsi Trails Council Boy Scout Jambo.

 

He and his wife, Jodie Lean Harney, were married in December at College Hill Moravian Church and reside in Bethlehem.