Victoria Ballestero, PE

Victoria Ballestero recognized as a leader by the National Society of Professional Engineers

Victoria Ballestero, PE

Please join us in congratulating Victoria Ballestero, PE, MBA for being recognized as a woman leader in Engineering by the National Society of Professional Engineers for her role in the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers (MDSPE).

“I have served on the MDSPE Executive Board for the past seven years in various capacities, including as the Secretary and President Elect. In June 2021, I will take on the role of President of the organization. MDSPE is responsible for lobbying on behalf of the profession, providing annual continuing education, and creating a network of multi-disciplinary professionals across the state. As President of MDSPE, as well as in my role at ATCS, I look forward to championing initiatives that promote the high standards of care required of Professional Engineers, increase diversity and inclusion, and grow the pipeline of Professional Engineers.” says Victoria.

Victoria’s site civil engineering experience in the Maryland and DC-Metro region includes a vast array of residential, mixed-use, industrial, and commercial projects. As the Operations Manager of ATCS’ Largo, MD office, Victoria leads a group of land development engineering and surveying experts to provide innovative solutions for the emerging needs of clients in Prince George’s County and the Maryland metropolitan area.

Throughout her career, Victoria has served in numerous leadership positions for professional associations. She is the Vice President of Associates on the Executive Committee for the Maryland Building Industry Association, a Board Member for the Foundation for Applied Construction Technology for Students, and a Councilmember on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council for her alma mater, Clarkson University. Outside of her professional commitments, Victoria is an avid traveler and outdoor sports enthusiast including ice climbing and backpacking.

Click HERE to read the full article “Leading for All the Right Reasons” published in the National Society of Professional Engineers’ Winter 2021 PE magazine

About ATCS

ATCS is a leading professional engineering consulting firm providing roadway design, traffic engineering, planning, environmental, construction management and inspections, surveying, site civil, and emergency management services since 1994. With eight offices across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, we have access to expert resources to design, build, plan, and manage the successful delivery of our clients’ projects and programs. For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter , Instagram and LinkedIn

Hills of Aquia, Sections 1–8 Stafford County, Virginia

The overall project involves the development of 245 single family detached homes, recreation areas, major roadway improvements, stormwater management and sanitary sewer outfall. A preliminary plan, stormwater management concept plan, road improvements plan, sanitary force main plan, early clearing and grading plan and site development construction plan were prepared. An overall computerized water model was completed in order to optimize the waterline sizes. The design efforts involved the coordination between several agencies, including, Stafford County, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Natural Resources and the Corps of Engineers. Plats creating right of ways, lots and all necessary easements in conformance with the development plans were also prepared and submitted to Stafford County for recordation. Construction stakeout for the entire project was provided. As-built surveys were performed and plans submitted to Stafford County for approval. The project consisted of the following:

  • Single family detached homes
  • Major roadway improvements (Rte.1)
  • Design of 14,000 linear feet of new roadway
  • Waterline and sanitary sewer extensions
  • Stormwater Management Facilities (with BMP)
  • Road crossings with major culverts
  • Floodplain Alteration
  • Wetlands and Stream Delineation

This project involved the movement of over one million yards of earthwork. The soils located on this site were highly expansive clays and required very creative ways to prevent slope and compaction failures. Particularly challenging was the comprehensive storm water management strategy and road crossing of a major floodplain. Detailed riverine studies were conducted to avoid impacts to adjacent properties. Stormwater management facilities were strategically located to avoid impacts to natural stream systems.