Tim Harpst, Salt Lake City traffic engineer, has been elected chairman of the Utah Engineers Council, representing the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Other officers are George Conover, vice president, representing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Mike Collins, treasurer, representing the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dean L. Webb, representing the Utah Society of Professional Engineers, is the immediate past chairman.

The council coordinates the training and professional enrichment programs of 17 engineering societies in the state. The council also holds Engineer's Week, an annual event that highlights the role of professional engineers in everyday life.