FEB 24, 2014. The Capital Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) recently named Jeff Large, PE, as its Young Engineer of the Year. Large was recognized for his contributions to both the engineering industry and to the communities in which he serves. He has been at Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (CMT) since 2006, where he currently serves as project manager on water resources projects.
“Jeff has distinguished himself both as an engineer and as a leader, and he’s very deserving of this award. We’re proud to have him on the CMT team,” said Bernie Held, PE, Director of Water Resources.
Large is an active member of the ISPE, and is currently serving as vice president. At the Capital Chapter level, he is serving as president elect, having previously held the positions of treasurer, secretary and vice president. Large served as co-chair for the E-Week Bridge Contest and is the 2014 chair for the MATHCOUNTS program.
In addition to his industry involvement, Large also volunteers in the community through organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln.
A 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Large holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He went on to earn his master’s in structural engineering at the U of I in 2009.
The Young Engineer of the Year award is presented annually to an engineer under the age of 34 who has made outstanding contributions to the industry and community. As the chapter award winner, Large will be nominated for the state-wide award to be chosen later this year.