Today, Ampirical joins the National Society of Professional Engineers in celebrating Licensed Professional Engineers Day. This annual event recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Licensed Professional Engineers (PE) in all industries and arenas. The goals are to raise awareness of the important work and projects that Licensed Professional Engineers complete around the world as well as encourage more engineers to pursue licensure.
Obtaining the PE license can be a lengthy but rewarding journey. Along the way, many have used the PE licensure to help win work, take ownership of projects, and develop their reputation as leaders in their field. That is why Derrik Slayman, Ampirical’s Director of Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering, said it was a given for him to become licensed as a professional engineer.
“Upon graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering, I realized that it was important for me to establish a solid foundation as I progressed through my career,” he said. “In turn, I realized that the Professional Engineering (P.E.) certification was a critical milestone for being recognized within the industry as an accredited Engineer. My P.E. certification is a daily reminder to me that what makes a good engineer is not necessarily memorizing all of the information, though is in fact dependent on knowing where to find the answers to facilitate the situation.”
Ampirical currently has 28 Professional Engineers on staff, as well as many other employees with various licenses and certifications in their respective fields. We encourage all qualified staff to pursue their professional registrations as part of their career development. That is why Ampirical supports our engineers in their quest to become PEs by covering the registration cost of the exam and of the license. Furthermore, through Ampirical’s Education Reimbursement Program, financial assistance is offered to all employees (after one year of employment) – including engineers.
To learn about the history of the PE license and how other engineers feel it has enriched their careers, or to find out more about Professional Engineers Day, visit the NSPE website.