Thomas A Coleman II, P.E.
2011 Young Engineer of the Year


Tom Coleman, a civil engineer and Associate at Karins and Associates in Newark Delaware, earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2004. Tom is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Delaware. Tom’s work experience is focused primarily on civil site and land development projects, including community planning and layout, stormwater management, green technology best-management practices, watershed analysis, flood studies, road design, traffic engineering and utility design.

Tom became an Associate at Karins in 2008 and has steadily progressed to a management level position, requiring supervision of teams of engineers and draftsmen during the preparation of design plans and documents. Tom’s supervisor notes the following: “Tom always goes above and beyond what is asked of him and takes ownership in his projects. He becomes an integral part of the team leadership to assure each project is completed within budget and the required schedule.”

Tom is active in the Delaware engineering community, as evidenced by his involvement as the Secretary of the Delaware Engineering Society. Tom is also very active with the engineering program at his alma mater, the University of Delaware. He is currently the Senior “Roving Mentor” for the Civil Engineering senior design program, to which he has contributed since 2006. In August 2010, Tom traveled to the NCEES annual meeting in Denver with the UD Senior Design course coordinator to accept the Grand Prize for their annual Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice to Education.

Tom is active in the Brandywine Springs Manor Civic Association and serves as the Treasurer of this organization. He volunteers at events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Delaware, and has helped raise funds for the “Gift of Life” organ donor program. Tom enjoys participating in New Castle County soccer and flag football leagues, as well as running, cycling and hiking.

Tom lives with his wife (and fellow civil engineer) Kate and their daughter in Wilmington. They are expecting their 2nd child this March.

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