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Rising Stars in Civil Engineering – Yvonne Rivera, PE, PMP

Rising Stars in Civil Engineering – Yvonne Rivera, PE, PMP

Project Manager


Houston, TX

Yvonne Rivera has built a career in the AEC industry based on three pillars: management, leadership, and teaching.  Rivera is a project management professional who has guided projects from start to finish while also maintaining an active role in professional development organizations.  Rivera is also changing the AEC industry through her work in mentoring and teaching young engineers beginning their careers.

Accomplishments/Projects: Water & Wastewater Study, Assistant Project Manager–Harris County; North Harris County Regional Water Authority 54-inch Water Transmission Line, Design Engineer–Harris County; Fry Road Municipal Utility District Water Plant No. 2, Design Assist–Houston, TX

Education: BS in Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University; MCE, University of Houston

Professional/Public Service: Society of American Military Engineers, Houston/Galveston Post–Young Member of the Year (2015), President (2019);  West Houston Association, Water Resources Committee Member; American Council of Engineering Companies, Emerging Leaders Program (2021-2022)