This presentation intends to help both PEs and non-PEs best understand what it means for a PE to sign and stamp their work.
Each state will have specific requirements for placement of PE stamp, information to include with a PE Signature and other expected formats. This presentation seeks to inform an audience not currently involved in the PE Signature and Stamp process on the general nature of the process, from what to expect when signing, what the PE Signature and Stamp demonstrates when complete, and what to consider when assuming the role of PE over a previous PE’s work.
This presentation also seeks to guide engineering-related technical personnel (such as those that support "exempt” industry) from “ground-floor” (no process) to a successful PE Sign/Stamp process.
The presentation will highlight key topics from the resource "What a PE Says with their Signature and Stamp: A Resource for Professional Engineers”, recently published by NSPE to the general public.
Understand wholly the general nature of the process, from what to expect when signing, what the PE Signature and Stamp demonstrates when complete, and what to consider when assuming the role of PE over a previous PE’s work.
Better convey the importance of a PE Signature and Stamp to other audiences.
Craig S. Sisco, PE, F.NSPE
Director of Gas Operations of the Southern Nevada Division
Southwest Gas Corporation
Craig has been involved for more than a decade in NSPE in progressive local, state and National roles. Past responsibilities have included President/NSPE-Nevada (NSPE-NV) state chapter, WPR Chair and the NSPE-National Board of Directors as Director/ NSPE Western and Pacific Region (WPR)/2018-2020. Craig presently serves on two NSPE-National committees: as a member of Committee on Policy and Advocacy (COPA) and as Chair of the Council of Fellows Executive Committee (COFEC). Craig was honored by NSPE with the title of Fellow, NSPE in 2019.
Craig is, as of March 2022, the Director of Gas Operations of the Southern Nevada Division of Southwest Gas Corporation. Southwest Gas Corporation (Southwest) is the natural gas pipeline operator providing safe and reliable service to more than 2-million customers in Arizona, Nevada and California. Craig has worked in roles of successively additional responsibilities in design, project management, engineering, compliance, field operations and leadership over his 23-years with Southwest.
Craig currently directs and coordinates the daily pipeline safety operations activities supporting nearly 1-million customers in the areas of Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada; Bullhead City, Arizona; and Needles, California. The team is responsible for engineering and technical services for more than 13,000 miles of pipeline and associated facilities, including innovations in sustainability efforts in methane emissions reductions and renewable natural gas (RNG).
Craig received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Nevada Las Vegas in 1999. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Nevada since 2008. Craig has completed several technical, management and leadership courses during his tenure at Southwest, including completion of the 2015 Utility Executive Course (UEC) at University of Idaho and the 2017 Western Energy Institute Business Acumen program. Craig also regularly attends technical conferences presented by industry organizations such as American Gas Association (AGA) and Western Regional Gas Conference (WRGC). Craig is expected to complete a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Arizona Global Campus in early 2024.
In his personal time, Craig enjoys time with his family and friends, reading, sketching and participating in obstacle course races.