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Jan 10, 2017

The Mobile Area Council of Engineers (MACE) presented two Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Teammates with awards as part of their annual recognition program. Paul Jeffrey, PE, was awarded Civil Engineer of the Year, and Taylor Williams received the honor of being named Electrical Engineer of the Year. These awards recognize those who have contributed significantly to the engineering profession and to the technological and economic development in the Mobile area, the region, the nation, and the world throughout their engineering career.

Paul Jeffrey, PE, serves as a Senior Structural Engineer at Hargrove Engineers + Constructors.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Master’s degree in Structures from Auburn University and currently holds registrations as a professional engineer in six states.  Paul has over forty-two years of practice in the Mobile Area and throughout the Southeast as a Civil/Structural Engineer with experience in the marine, highway, commercial, refining, manufacturing, and chemical industries.  He has been responsible for the structural design of numerous commercial, school, manufacturing, and government buildings, several dock structures and bridges, plant expansions, retrofit of existing structures, and site development and infrastructure improvements.  He most recently served as Lead Civil/Structural Engineer on a $100MM TIC expansion for a local chemical manufacturing company.  He also serves as a mentor for engineers and designers at Hargrove and is known for his innovative design ideas. He has been active and served as an officer of the local branch of ASCE, has been active in PTOs, school booster organizations, and a Mardi Gras mystic society. He attends Cottage Hill Baptist Church, along with his wife, Debbie. They live in Mobile and have three daughters, Erica, April, and Sarah.

Taylor Williams, PE, is an Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer at Hargrove Engineers + Constructors. His peers recognize Taylor as a top performer with a high level of technological sophistication, along with hands-on management experience across diverse environments, including engineering, production, and service.  Taylor recently completed the engineering, design, and construction of both the electrical and instrumentation systems to expedite recovery of a local gas plant from a major fire event.  Prior to Hargrove, Taylor served in several positions at Austal, including Engineering Manager, helping to grow the local engineering team and bring both the Joint High Speed Vessel and Littoral Combat Ship programs to Mobile. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science from Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas.  Taylor is active in his church and enjoys homeschooling his children with his wife Leslie.  They live in Spanish Fort and have six children: Taylor, Thomas, Liberty, Benjamin, Felicity, and Charlotte. 

Paul and Taylor will both be honored, along with other MACE award recipents, at a formal ceremony at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center on Thursday, January 26th beginning at 6:30pm.

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