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.

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