Victoria Pilko

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Government Engineer of Merit
Nominated Categories
Government Engineer of the Year, Excellence in Promotion of Infrastructure, Outstanding Civil Engineer in Community Service
Other Categories
Awards:

Ms. Pilko was awarded the Spirit Award from the Orange County Sanitation District

Additional Files
PDF of Presentation made at the Water Environment Federation Technology Conference (WEFTEC) in September 2014 of the critical Orange County project, Newport Focemain Rehabilitation Project.
Additional Information

Candidate Information

Name:
Victoria Pilko
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

Orange County Sanitation District
10844 Ellis Avenue Fountain Valley, CA 92708-7018

Supervisor:
Education:

Ms. Pilko has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Southern California.  She has more than 20 years of experience in wastewater rehabilitation.

Experience:

Ms. Pilko is a Project Manager within the Engineering Division’s Project Management Office of the Orange County Sanitation District, located in California. She has more than 20 years of experience in wastewater rehabilitation. Prior to joining the Orange County Sanitation District in 2006, she worked for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services in Minnesota.

Major projects that Ms. Pilko has managed include the following:
• Newport Forcemain Rehabilitation Study and Design Project in Newport Beach, CA. This project, currently under construction, will renew approximately 14,000 linear feet (LF) of pressure sewer system. The Newport Forcemain serves an area of approximately 15,000 acres in the City of Newport Beach and a small portion of Costa Mesa. When complete, the project will help fulfill OCSD’s Mission of protecting public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection, treatment and recycling throughout Orange County.
• Outfall Land Section and Ocean Outfall Booster Station Piping Rehabilitation. This project was recently constructed and provided for the rehabilitation of a major portion of the ocean outfall discharge piping and a major junction box and surge towers. Now complete, the system has been renewed for continuing to fulfill OCSD’s Mission of protecting public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection, treatment and recycling throughout Orange County.

Comments:

Ms. Pilko has dedicated her career to delivering projects to protect health and the environment. Having worked along side her as the consultant Project Manager, I saw her passion for delivering the best engineering solutions to one of the most challenging wastewater projects in Orange County.

Contribution to the Profession:

In her more than 20 years in the Engineering industry, Ms. Pilko has contributed to the successful completion of major Civil Engineering projects that have a significant contribution to the safe management of wastewater and protection of public health and environment. Almost a decade of her experience has been in Orange County where her contributions to on-time, on-budget project delivery has allowed her projects to be commissioned on time and therefore reducing risk to public health and the environment.
Her projects have resulted in protecting public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection, treatment and recycling throughout Orange County.

Civic:

Ms. Pilko is very active in several environmental Public outreach programs, including the University California Irvine (UCI) Water Education and SARBS beach cleanup. She serves on the Board of OC Science Engineering Fair.

Suggested Award Summary:

Ms. Pilko is a Project Manager within the Engineering Division’s Project Management Office of the Orange County Sanitation District, located in California. She has more than 20 years of experience in wastewater rehabilitation. Prior to joining the Orange County Sanitation District in 2006, she worked for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services in Minnesota.
In her more than 20 years in the Engineering industry, Ms. Pilko has contributed to the successful completion of major Civil Engineering projects including the Newport Forcemain Rehabilitation Project in Newport Beach, CA. This project uses several trenchless rehabilitation methods for the 5 miles of large diameter pressure dual sewer system along Pacific Coast Highway, contributing to the protection of public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection.
Other major projects in Orange County that Ms. Pilko has managed also include the Outfall Land Section and Ocean Outfall Booster Station Piping Rehabilitation. This project was recently constructed and provided for the rehabilitation of a major portion of the ocean outfall discharge piping and a major junction box and surge towers. Now complete, the system has been renewed for continuing to fulfill OCSD’s Mission of protecting public health and the environment by providing effective wastewater collection, treatment and recycling throughout Orange County.

Project Awards

Burris Pump Station Project, Phase 1Skimming the Waters of Newport HaborSunset Ridge ParkLake Forest Sports ParkCoyote Creek Class I BikewayThe Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) Corona del Mar Water Transmission MainSanta Ana River Interceptor (SARI Line) Relocation ProjectState Route 57 Northbound Widening (Central Phase)20 Story Office Tower and 8 Story parking Structure @ 650/670 Newport Center DriveTustin Ranch Road ExtensionBalboa Boulevard BeautificationPark PlaceSR 57 Widening North SegmentAnaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Building Replacement ProjectSand Canyon Avenue Grade SeparationSR-57 ImprovementsNewport Forcemain ProjectEmergency Roof Stabilization, Tustin Hangar 1Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B ProjectNewport Beach Civic Center & ParkCity of San Clemente Recycled Water Expansion ProjectGroundwater Replenishment System Initial ExpansionCerritos Avenue Reconstruction and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project Bristol Street Improvements Phase IINew Ocelot Exhibit at the Santa Ana ZooNewport Beach's Harbor Litter Removal ProjectBrookhurst Street Widening ProjectI-5/SR-74 Interchange Improvement ProjectOso Creek Multi-Use TrailPCH/Del Prado Street ImprovementsMarina ParkNewland, Edinger, and East Garden Grove Wintersburg Storm Channel Confluence SystemGobernadora Multipurpose BasinLincoln Avenue Widening over the Santa Ana RiverGilbert Street ImprovementsLAGUNA BEACH FESTIVAL OF ARTS FAÇADE/ENTRANCE PROJECTALEGRE AFFORDABLE APARTMENTSCow Camp Road Design – Phases 1A & 1BWest County Connectors ProjectWaste to Energy - Bowerman Power ProjectGlassell Yard Campus Stormwater Low-Impact Development Retrofit ProjectEsencia, Rancho Mission ViejoIrvine Boulevard Pedestrian BridgeOrange County Water District La Palma Groundwater Recharge BasinStanton Central ParkJeffrey Open Space Trail Emerald Bay Entrance WideningPeters Canyon (Wash) Channel Water Capture and Reuse Pipeline Project 91 Express Lanes Pavement Rehabilitation and CMS ReplacementMemory Lane Park, Santa AnaLa Pata Extension Project SR-91 Westbound WideningNewport Beach Country Club Clubhouse400 Spectrum Center Drive Soil Nail WallMyra 3 Stormwater Pump StationSunset/Huntington harbour Dredging and Waterline ProjectHuntington Beach Senior Center In Central ParkNewport Boulevard WideningCrown Valley Park Channel Entry ImprovementsAnaheim Convention Center Betterment VIIMackay ParkTesoro Zone II and Zone B Water FacilitiesPark Avenue Bridge over Grand CanalI-5/La Novia RoundaboutDairy Fork Wetland and Habitat RestorationJeffrey Road Park n' Ride Lot Expansion ProjectTustin-Rose Grade Separation Project, Part of the OCTA OC Bridges Grade Separations ProgramArgyros Girl Scout Leadership CenterWagon Wheel Creek Restoration and Stormwater ManagementOCTA OC Bridges ProgramABC Green Home 3.0 ProjectLaguna Beach Festival of the Arts Grounds RenovationOrtega Highway Emergency Repair ProjectThe Tracks at BreaBaker RanchCity of Buena Park Fire Station No. 61Arlington Drive Bioswale & Dry Weather Diversion ProjectAltair IrvineVillage Pond Park/Veterans Park RenovationMid-Basin Injection: Centennial ParkAgua Chinon CorridorTarbut V’ Torah Phase III & Phase IVRancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use PavilionI-5 HOV Improvement Project between Avenida Pico and Avenida Vista HermosaOrange County Great Park Sports ComplexCrawford Canyon Road Drainage Improvements & ReconstructionSouth Cove DevelopmentGreat Park Ice & FivePoint ArenaLido House HotelBroadcom Corporate Campus (now FivePoint GatewayWest Orange County Water Board Feeder No. 2 RelocationNewhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project State College Boulevard Grade SeparationLos Patrones ParkwayRancho Mission Viejo Multipurpose Path Urth Caffe - OrangeSR91 Widening from SR-55/91 Separation to SR-241/91 SeparationEdwards Lifesciences Parking Structure

Candidate Awards

Natalie A. Meeks, P.E.Tasha M. Kamegai-KaradiYazdan (Yaz) T. Emrani, P.E., Byron Tobey, PE, QSD, LEEP APEric WalkerGidti Ludesirishoti Victoria PilkoPratanu GhoshSteven R MarvinPhil Jones, PE Joshua Nelson, PEVictor AguirreKenneth H. Rosenfield, PEGeorge A. Jurica, PETom BogardRavi Shah, PE, QSP/QSDAmy Choi, EITElizabeth Ruedas, EIT, ENV SPMujahid ChandooRoxanne FollisAmir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., M-ASCE, P.E.Fred MinagarJeffrey Okamoto, PEHarvey GobasChloe GhariosKevin Onuma, P.E.Ryan ChamberlainDr. Adrian MooreMichael Pierce, A.M.ASCERemi Candaele, PE, MS, QSD/QSP, M.ASCEThomas A. Broz, P.E., S.E, F.ASCEKaren Cervantes, S.M.ASCEIsamar Escobar, A.M.ASCEKevin Kondru, P.E., M.ASCEDouglas J. Johnson, P.E., M.ASCEJeremy Redman, PhDChristopher HaireMojgan Hashemi, P.E., M.ASCEOC Report Card Executive CommitteeSteven J. Huff, P.E., M.ASCEWilliam Bennett, P.E., M.ASCEBruce Phillips, P.E.Brad Dybel, PEBryant WongGyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T.Nestor Godinez, PEProfessor Joel LanningElizabeth RuedasDave LoweWei KooBill LawsonAmber GanapathyBob KallenbaughState Senator Josh NewmanGary UrbanDr. Sudarshan KurwadkarClint Isa, PEJason Fix, PEChirath "Chuck" KarunathilakeAmber ShahAshlyn AlexanderJohn C HoganMarionne Philline LapitanDr. C.T. Bathala, PhD, P.E.Kevin Du Mont, P.E.Ziad Mazboudi, P.E., D.WRE, MBADavid Frattone, P.E.Lisa BartlettJennifer BohenGyssela (Jazzy) Quinabo, E.I.T.Andrew Pham, PE, City of IrvineMatthew Cugini, PE, CaltransFarzian Zareian, Ph.D.Thomas T. Kim, PEDon Hoppe, PEDoug Staley, PERavi Shah, PEMark Vukojevic, PEDavid Naish, PhDLacy KellyGary L. Miller, PEKenneth RosenfieldAndrew Easterling, EITSteven L. King, PESteven R. Marvin, PEJose G. Jimenez Jr.
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