We are pleased to announce that The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) has awarded Julie Eaton, Project Engineer and Lead Resiliency Engineer with Weston & Sampson, the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.
Julie began at Weston & Sampson in the Environmental, Geotechnical, & Energy group working on a range of geotechnical, environmental, and resiliency projects. Initially responsible for performing dam safety inspections, conducting subsurface investigations and soil classification, performing environmental sampling, and providing representation on-site and during construction, Julie quickly began providing targeted engineering services and advice related to infrastructure resiliency and climate change adaptation. While still fulfilling her geotechnical responsibilities, she firmly established herself in this relatively new market area, encouraged Weston & Sampson’s corporate growth in this critical industry, and is now Lead Resiliency Engineer.
She became a certified Engineer-in-Training in 2015 and a Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Provider in 2017. Julie routinely promotes, attends, and participates in industry events like conferences, summits, and panels and tirelessly supports colleagues, peers, and clients in their pursuit of resilient design and preparedness. She has delivered thought-provoking climate adaptation presentations at Environmental Business Council (EBC) events, the Railroad Environmental Conference (RREC), and for the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA); she is also an active member of the Steering Committee for the Climate Adaptation Forum co-sponsored by the EBC and the UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab.
Julie leads by example, hard work, initiative, and dedication to the environment and is as comfortable and composed in the field assessing and documenting overnight storm effects on a flooded facility as she is in front of an interview committee for a high-stakes opportunity or effortlessly networking at an industry event. She has an innate understanding of how to balance the complexities of stakeholder management with resilient design and can explain high-level concepts to a variety of audiences with ease. A natural leader, communicator, and collaborator, Julie regularly seeks out opportunities for growth and improvement and encourages others to exceed their own expectations as well.
The Award recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Julie was honored at the EBC Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston on August 9, 2018.