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Terracon Engineer Harold Cobb Named 2019 Houston Area Engineer of the Year

posted 02.14.2019

HOUSTON — Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, is pleased to announce Harold Cobb, P.E., has been named the 2019 Houston Area “Engineer of the Year” by the Houston Engineers Week Committee, and will be honored during the nationwide celebration of Engineers Week on Feb. 22, 2019.

The City of Houston and Harris County, Texas have declared Feb. 22, 2019, as “Harold Cobb, P.E., Day.” Cobb, who is executive vice president and central operating group manager in Terracon’s Houston office, is responsible for leading 46 offices in 11 states, with gross revenues of $245 million annually. Cobb’s career in consulting engineering has spanned more than 35 years. He joined Terracon in 1998.

“I am honored to be recognized by my peers in an esteemed profession that holds paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public,” Cobb said.  “I am proud to be a professional engineer and I am most thankful for the opportunities Terracon and this industry have afforded me and my family.”

Cobb has held leadership roles in numerous professional and technical associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the American Council of Engineering Companies, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services. In 1994, Harold was recognized by the Northwest Houston Chapter as the Young Engineer of the Year.  In 2010, he was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer of the Texas Engineering Foundation. In 2010, he was named SAME Fellow and in 2014 was named as NSPE Fellow. He currently serves on the Texas A&M Civil Engineering Advisory Council and is Chair of the Texas Engineering Foundation Board of Trustees.

He has a civil engineering degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA from LeTourneau University. He became a licensed professional engineer in 1989 and maintains licenses in Texas and Florida.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 4,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 500 Design Firms.