COUNTY ENGINEER ACHIEVES CERTIFICATION MILESTONE

COUNTY ENGINEER ACHIEVES CERTIFICATION MILESTONE

Doña Ana County Engineer Robert Armijo has completed his license requirements as a Professional Engineer.

Upon his graduation from NMSU, Armijo successfully passed an eight-hour examination covering disciplinary fundamentals, calculus, chemistry, electrical engineering, thermodynamics, engineering economics and civil engineering. He then began a four-year engineering internship in preparation for taking the Professional Engineering Examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, which he passed last month.

Armijo was promoted to the position of county engineer last August in the county’s Infrastructure and Public Works Department.

A New Mexico native, Armijo is a graduate of New Mexico State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1996. He also is a graduate of Socorro High School.

As county engineer, Armijo is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising various engineering and surveying activities undertaken by the county’s transportation, Community Development and other departments. The county engineer also performs a wide variety of specialized engineering and administrative tasks in support of the directives of senior county management.

Prior to coming to work for Doña Ana County, Armijo was employed as an engineering intern in subdivision design, residential/commercial site design and surveys for Roe Engineering of El Paso. He also worked for Smith Engineering of Roswell as an engineering intern specializing in materials laboratories, CDBG implementation, project estimations and general land development. He also is a four-year veteran of the U.S. Army, and he is a two-time recipient of the Army Commendation Medal.

For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.