Trade publication Civil + Structural Engineer has named Georgia Tech alumna Jennifer Weger one of its rising stars for 2018.
The magazine highlighted Weger’s work on toll systems in Pennsylvania and Georgia, including an award-winner project to consolidate back-office operations for the State Road and Tollway Authority.
She’s one of only 13 civil engineers to make the magazine’s seventh annual list of 40-and-under professionals “who have shown exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service” for the benefit of the professional and society, according to the publication.
Weger, who earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 2005 and a master’s in 2008, works as a toll systems senior analyst for HNTB Corporation in Philadelphia. The company’s chairman of toll services called her an example “of the best and brightest emerging talent in HNTB’s toll group” and praised her work for clients and the firm.
Jennifer Weger, P.E., (age 35) senior analyst – Toll Systems, HNTB Corporation, Philadelphia, served as deputy program manager on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s conversion to all-electronic tolling. She helped lead a multi-tiered effort to assist more than 800 state employees who no longer were needed to keep the toll system running in finding other opportunities with the State of Pennsylvania and other employers. In Georgia, Weger served as project manager for on-call support with the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) to support consolidation of back-office operations. SRTA’s work was selected as winner of the 2017 International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s annual Toll Excellence Award. Weger served as planning task leader for a Florida Department of Transportation plan to develop and implement an express lanes network across southeast Florida and helped guide decision making across multiple agencies. In 2012, she received a Trailblazer Award from the Atlanta Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials because of her efforts to get minority engineering professionals more involved in their industry and local communities.