Jaffer Almosawy, a water and wastewater Engineer Intern (EI) with GCW Inc., in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been named one of ten 2018 New Faces of Civil Engineering, Professional Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This program recognizes young civil engineers for their achievements and contributions to society. Almosawy will be officially recognized during ASCE’s annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala on March 15, 2018, in Arlington, Va.
At GCW, Almosawy has worked on large-scale manhole and pipe rehabilitation projects, water infrastructure designs and sewer and water master plans. As an EI, his responsibilities include drafting and design, networking analyses, planning and modeling.
“An interesting dimension of engineering is the influence on every day structures or processes,” says Almosawy on why he enjoys his work as a civil engineer. “Finding ways to improve a person’s quality of life is one of the most fulfilling and challenging tasks that anyone can face. A unique aspect of engineering is the ability to view the entirety of a project starting with the concept, continuing into the design phase and finishing with the visible construction of the idea.”
Almosawy received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and first discovered his interest in civil engineering in his Computer-Aided Drafting and Design elective in high school. Since then, he has fostered a passion for mentoring others in the industry and he works to promote the profession through his involvement in volunteer roles outside of work. He currently serves as the 2018 President of the ASCE Southern Nevada Branch Younger Member Forum and the Visibility Chair on ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members. Almosawy also volunteers with Future Cities Southern Nevada, sits on UNLV’s College of Engineering Alumni Board and volunteers with the Champion Program, a program created by UNLV’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department to educate high school students about civil engineering.