Engineer of the Year

Thomas Davis

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers recently awarded Thomas J. Davis, vice president of S&ME, as the outstanding professional engineer of the year award for Tennessee. 

The honor was presented during the Tennessee Engineers’ Conference on Sept. 17. It is the highest award offered by the organization.

Davis expressed his thanks and challenged the young engineers in the audience to “get involved, be engaged, work hard, do what you say you are going to do and treat people right.”

The society recognized Davis for his professional level of integrity and outstanding character. He was also selected due to his contributions to the engineering profession and the community. Earlier this year, the Nashville chapter of TSPE honored Davis, which qualified him for the award.

Davis has more than 36 years of experience as a professional engineer. He was a key leader in managing large, multi-disciplined projects throughout the United States. Examples of his work include privatization projects on dozens of military installations, educational and campus projects, health care facilities and mixed-use developments. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, and currently manages engineering staff from Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. 

S&ME is an employee-owned, ENR Top 100 engineering firm with national reach and expertise in geotechnical, civil, environmental, construction and planning services. For more than 45 years it has helped clients in the industrial, government, commercial, health care, water, power and transportation industries overcome the most complex compliance requirements and adverse land conditions using its deep proficiency in emerging trends and technologies and its unrivaled commitment to safety and reliability. 

The Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers is an association dedicated to promote ethical engineering practices and to advocate licensure that enhances the engineering profession by protecting public health, safety and welfare. There are about 1,000 professional engineering members involved that represent all technical disciplines.

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