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2005 Young Engineer of the Year: James P. Markham II, PE

James Paul Markham II manages the Highway group in the Philadelphia Transportation Technology at Pennoni Associates Inc. He is the primary Project Engineer and primary point of contact for Bensalem Township, and as such is responsible for coordination of the efforts of four separate offices. James manages the reviews for the PENNDOT District 6-0 Highway Occupancy Permit review contract, as well as functioning as the Township Traffic Engineer in Lower Southampton. He has served as Lead Engineer for several projects for private developers and municipal clients.

James was born in Warren, PA and is currently a resident of the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia. He earned a B.S.E in Civil Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is generous in donating his time to his Alma Mater, participating in the University of Pennsylvania Transportation Systems Engineering Alumni Club (TSEAC) and serving on the University of Pennsylvania ABET Outside Advisory Board.

James had been an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1996, and a Younger Member Forum Board Member since 2001. He served that organization as the Chairman of College Contacts from 2001 to 2002, the Assistant Secretary from 2002 to 2003, the Secretary from 2003 to 2004, and as the Newsletter Editor 2004 to the present. James has also been active in the American Society of Highway Engineers since 2001.

As an active member of his community, James participates in the Queen Village Neighbors Association as well as several other charitable works including Toys for Tots, Friends of Wissahickon, Philabundance, and the American Red Cross.