Olsson’s Bridget Gray Named Outstanding Young Professional by AWWA Missouri


April 21, 2022

Kansas City, Missouri (April 21, 2022) – Bridget Gray, an assistant engineer on Olsson’s Kansas City Water/Wastewater team, was named the Outstanding Young Professional of the Year by the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

AWWA-Missouri honored Gray during its annual meeting. The organization is dedicated to the promotion of public health and welfare by assuring drinking water of unquestionable quality and sufficient quantity.

Gray designs large-diameter water lines, booster pump stations, and lift stations for municipal water and wastewater clients in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. She works with clients to engineer cost-effective solutions and navigate permitting issues for large, complex water projects.

In addition to her work at Olsson, Gray is active in AWWA-Missouri, volunteering her time on various committees that promote diversity and inclusion in the engineering industry. She’s also involved in the organization’s group for young professionals and leads the Drinking Water Week Committee.

“Bridget is a talented engineer dedicated to solving the challenges around delivering high-quality drinking water to the region,” said Molly Pesce, team leader of Olsson’s Water/Wastewater team in Kansas City. “I’m thrilled that her devotion to giving back to the community through volunteering her time and talents has been recognized on a statewide scale.”

Gray joined Olsson full-time in 2018 after she graduated from Rockhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She has worked on several high-profile projects at Olsson, including those for the cities of Kansas City, Missouri; Olathe and Manhattan, Kansas; and the Springdale Water Utility in Springdale, Arkansas.

Olsson is a nationally recognized engineering firm made up of people who craft expert solutions and designs that improve communities. The firm offers design and consulting services in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental and technology. For more information, go to www.olsson.com.

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