2021 Best Firms to Work For Element

The Best Firms to Work For award recognizes outstanding AEC firms in the US and Canada based on culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, professional development, and employee retention rates. This is the largest employee experience survey in the AEC industry. ELEMENT is honored to be selected as a 2021 Award Winner. We were ranked #9 in the 50-99 Employees Category and #11 in the Civil Engineering Firms Category.

Over the past 15 years, ELEMENT has grown from a team of 3 to more than 100. The members of the ELEMENT family are our greatest asset and the key to our success.

For the complete announcement of all winners, please visit: https://www.zweiggroup.com/2021/05/21/2021-best-firms-to-work-for-list-announced/

ELEMENT Appoints New Partners

ELEMENT is elevating its next generation of leadership. We are pleased to announce our newest partners: Richard Endrzejewski, PE; Matthew Weaver, PE, RSP2I, CPM; and Vicken Serpekian, PE, PTOE!

Rich has been promoted to Vice President and will now lead the Roadway Department. He has 15 years of experience focused on drainage and roadway transportation projects.

Along with being Traffic Engineering Group Manager, Matt has been promoted to Vice President. He has 15 years of engineering experience specializing in transportation engineering with a focus on signing, pavement markings, traffic signals, and safety.

Vicken has seven years of experience and has already completed design plans focusing on every aspect of traffic design including: lighting, signalization, signing and pavement marking, and miscellaneous structural plans.

ELEMENT Hires Beth Steimle, PE as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

ELEMENT is excited to welcome Beth as our new Vice President / Chief Operating Officer. Her 20 years of experience across the State of Florida brings a wealth of knowledge that will assist ELEMENT in continued growth of their Florida operations.

Beth excels in the creation of high-quality solutions that are delivered on time and on budget.  Her expertise extends to design-build-finance projects, contract management, bridge engineering and rehabilitation, roadway improvement, post-design services and budget planning. Prior to joining ELEMENT, Beth was Vice President and Office Executive of Michael Baker International.  She supported the office’s expansion, oversaw office personnel, and managed the day-to-day operations of 26 team members.

ELEMENT Offers Its Support to Meals on Wheels

As part of ELEMENT’s commitment to the community we live, work and play in, we are proud to have provided pro-bono services for the complete site design and permitting for the new Meals on Wheels facilities. The proposed improvements include demolishing the existing Meals on Wheels structure located on the 550 W. Hillsborough Avenue parcel .5-acre and utilizing it for an offsite parking lot. The .8-acre parcel on the west side of North Blvd. will be developed with the new 8200-square-foot building, associated parking and stormwater management facility.

Meals On Wheels’ volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to the doors of more than 800 homebound people in the Tampa community. The quality of the food provides nourishment for the body. The encouraging words from volunteers provides enrichment for the soul. For many of the homebound, a visit from a volunteer is the only human contact they will receive that day. Recipients receive a hot meal and a visit designed to achieve – increased intake of nutritious food, improved personal outlook and health, and decreased feelings of isolation and loneliness. Together, they strengthen the community by caring for a segment of our population who are often forgotten.

If you would like to help support the good they do within the community or learn more, please visit: www.mowtampa.org.

Nicholas Inniss earns the University of South Florida Collegiate 100 Award!

Congratulations to Nicholas Inniss for earning the University of South Florida Collegiate 100 Award! Nick is a senior at USF where he is working towards earning his degree in Civil Engineering. During his time at USF, he has been heavily involved on campus and in various student organizations. Nick is currently interning at ELEMENT and aims to complete his degree and specialize in transportation design.

ELEMENT Wins 2018 USF Fast 56 Award

ELEMENT was honored to be a 2018 USF Fast 56 Award Winner. Derek Gil, PE, President earned both his BSCE and MSCE from USF. ELEMENT was founded in 2006 and employs several other alumni. Go Bulls!

“These businesses are a testament to what a quality education at a great university can help an ambitious and industrious person achieve,” said Bill McCausland, executive director of the USF Alumni Association. “They serve as an excellent example of the significant impact of USF alumni, locally, nationally and globally.”


ELEMENT Adds Services

ELEMENT is excited to announce that we are now prequalified with FDOT to provide Traffic Engineering and Operations Studies! ELEMENT also provides Minor and Major Highway; Miscellaneous Structures; Signing and Pavement Marking, Lighting, and Signalization; and Survey services.