September 2009


Ms. Charlotte Maddox, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE is the current Vice President at Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan (PBS&J) in Tampa, Florida, where she began her career in civil engineering as a Project Manager. As Project Manager, Ms. Maddox worked on various top water resources projects with clients such as Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa Bay Water, West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority, Clearwater Florida, Florida Department of Transportation, and the City of Phoenix.

During her engineering career, Charlotte has been an active member with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the Florida Engineering Society (FES), and also has been an active member of ASCE since being a student member. Most notably, Charlotte serves as the State Director for the Florida Engineering Society since 2002 and served as a Board of Director for NSPE from 2005-2006. Ms. Maddox also served in other various roles for the FES Boards and NSPE's committees.

Among some of Ms. Maddox's achievements include being the recipient of the NSPE PEPP (Professional Engineers in Private Practice) Merit Award in 2004; NSPE Outstanding Service Award in 2002; recognized as 'A Trendsetter for Engineering' for the Florida Trend Magazine (2002); and being named 2001 Young Engineer of the Year for State of Florida. In 2004, Charlotte was awarded the Technical Paper Award for South Tampa Area Reuse Project- Setting New Trends and she received Project Excellence Awards for her work on Frog Creek Stormwater Diversion and Storage (1997) and the Clearwater Harbor Monitoring Program in 1997.

Ms. Maddox is a founding AAWRE Diplomate since March 2006 and in this interview, Charlotte shares with AAWRE on her career path, experiences as a student ASCE member, her current projects, public service, and her advice to future civil engineers.