At DRMP Since:
“DRMP provides the tools you need to become a well-rounded professional– from technical skills to leadership development. It’s available to you if you want it.”
What inspired you to choose your career path?
My academic trajectory was pulling me towards engineering, and I settled on civil. I have two brothers who are civil engineers and I guess you could say my older brother cleared the path.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I work in a small office, so I get the opportunity to gain experience working on every aspect of a project. There is a good balance of learning new things and maintaining my skills in areas that I already have experience in performing.
What are you most passionate about?
My passions consist of family life, church life, and as a hobby, cycling. I am thankful to work in an office where a healthy work/personal life balance is encouraged.
What is your greatest challenge?
Some engineering problems are multi-faceted and we might look at them a hundred different ways in order to make a decision. Once the calculations are done, the information needs to be communicated clearly in a way that can be interpreted without any questions. Sometimes, the most challenging part is figuring out how to best present that technical concept within the limitations of a paper set of plans.
Name an important "lessons learned" moment you have experienced.
A project life cycle might span a number of years, and the specifications and standards are always changing which impacts your plans. Before making a submittal, it is important to always review the latest criteria to ensure that your project is still within standards.