The Civil Engineering Office of the United States Department of Energy announced Monday that it has selected the candidates for the next Civil Engineering Manager position in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The Civil Engineers of the National Academy of Sciences also will be eligible for this position.
This position is a new role, and is open to any individual, or group of individuals, who have demonstrated exceptional technical leadership and technical and leadership-related skills, including the ability to lead and motivate the workforce to achieve a desired mission, according to the Office.
The Civil Engineering position was created by President Donald Trump in May of 2018, and the Secretary of Energy is in charge of appointing the candidates.
“I’m honored to be selected for this unique and important position,” said Michael P. Wessel, who is also an alumna of the Civil Engineering Department and was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan.
“It is a great opportunity for me to serve as the new Civil Engineering Director and work with our team of engineers to bring the benefits of the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) to the public.
We are very excited to partner with the Office and its talented team of civil engineers to make this a great new chapter in the Civil Engineer’s career.”
The Civil Engineers office is a joint venture between the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Department of Transportation.
The Office of Civil Engineering has been working to identify talented civil engineers for a variety of positions for decades.
In recent years, the Civil Engineers have had a more diverse pool of candidates for this role.
In 2020, for example, there were 974 candidates for Civil Engineering jobs in the National Technical Information Service.
Last year, there was 972.
The Office of Transportation has also been looking for qualified civil engineers in a variety other areas.
In March of this year, the Transportation Department announced that it was seeking new Civil Engineers to serve on its Transportation Technology Advisory Committee, and it awarded five new positions.
The position of Civil Engineer to the Board of Governors of the American College of Civil Engineers (ACCE) was created.
The ACCE is a nonpartisan non-profit organization dedicated to promoting civil engineering as a career.
The new Civil Engineer position is also open to candidates from other disciplines.
The Department of Defense awarded four new Civil Engagement Specialist (CES) positions to candidates in the Engineering Career Network, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity Information Network, according the Department.