By Joshua Burd
A veteran engineer and architect with PS&S has earned a top honor from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ New Jersey section.
The Warren-based firm announced that the association has recognized Carroll Oliva as its 2020 Civil Engineer of the Year. The award comes after more than 60 years of experience in sanitary engineering and architecture, during which he has been involved in planning, design and construction for hundreds of projects at large-scale treatment plants.
In a news release, PS&S said Oliva rose to senior vice president with Killam Associates before joining its ranks in 1989, going on to establish the firm’s sanitary engineering group. For 12 years, he provided process and architectural wastewater expertise while mentoring many designers, engineers and technical staff along the way.
After leaving the firm, Oliva returned to PS&S in 2014 to continue his contributions to the water resources practice. While with PS&S and other consulting engineering firms, he has managed major engineering and architectural projects throughout New Jersey, including those at treatment plants for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties, the Bergen County Utilities Authority, the Madison-Chatham Joint Meeting and others.
Oliva is a Life Member of the Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association and American Society of Civil Engineers, the news release said. He has presented multiple papers and contributed to many industry publications.