Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today that Paige Pierce earned her Professional Engineer (PE) license in Iowa. She works in the firm's West Union office.
Becoming a Professional Engineer has always been one of Pierce's personal and professional goals. The PE license goes beyond testing academic knowledge and considers experience gained working in engineering. Licensure is the highest standard of competence within the engineering industry and is a symbol of achievement and dedication to public safety, health and welfare.
"Since Paige joined our team in June 2020, she has demonstrated her level of knowledge and detail and her ability to work with a team to solve challenges," said Principal Ryan Wicks, PE. "We look forward to her continued growth as part of the Fehr Graham team."
Becoming a licensed professional isn't necessary for all engineering jobs, but it is the highest standard of achievement in the profession. In addition to the exam, engineers must have a four-year college degree, have at least four years of relevant work experience and apply for licensure by the state.
Pierce has been part of many significant projects, including State Revolving Fund projects in West Union and Waukon, Iowa.
She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Iowa where she earned her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. She is certified in Wetland Delineation and Level 2 Streambank Restoration.