The Outstanding Young Engineer Award, if presented, will be awarded to a practicing structural engineer aged 35 or younger (as of the date of the awards banquet) who is recognized by colleagues for his/her outstanding achievements in structural engineering.


Congratulations to Jovica Grbić, 2018 Outstanding Young Engineer Award Recipient

Jovica Grbić, SE, is a senior project engineer and a member of Wight & Company’s Leadership Council. As a senior project engineer, Jovica leads the structural engineering process—from project inception to completion—using his experience with a variety of structural systems for low, mid and high-rise structures. Jovica holds a Master of Architecture with Structures Option and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.





About the Award

In 2008, SEAOI introduced an Outstanding Young Engineer Award to honor a Young Engineer (aged 35 or younger) who is recognized by their peers for outstanding achievements in structural engineering. SEAOI members are invited to nominate their colleagues for this award by completing this form and returning it to Stephanie Crain. 


Outstanding Young Engineer Award Recipients

2017     Patrick Ragan
2016     Benton Johnson
2015     Johann Aakre
2014     Brian Dekker; Christine Freisinger
2013     Sudhir Singamsethi
2012     Andrew Keaschall
2011     Nick Triandafilou
2010     Eric Fenske
2009     Robert Stadler
2008     James Pawlikowski