I am a Lead Geotechnical Project Engineer for highway improvement, commercial and infrastructure projects for Fugro in Houston, Texas. As Project Engineer, I provide geotechnical engineering recommendations and supervise field coordination for these project types. I am also a mentor to my Engineer-in-Training co-workers.
I started working for Fugro in February 2008 after graduating from Purdue University. Even though Fugro paid for a portion of my education at Purdue University I was not obliged to work for the company after graduation, but it has provided me with opportunities to grow technically and building relationships with current and future clients.
When I wake up for work, I don’t think of it as a job, it is my career. Some days are great and some are not. Some workdays are long and some are not. Some clients are accepting when it comes to scheduling and deadlines and some are demanding and frustrating to work for. Overall I have a great work life balance at Fugro and see myself retiring at the company.
You learn something new every day working at Fugro.
Being an effective leader is providing proper guidance for others to find the solutions to problems on their own.
About senior geotechnical project engineers
My particular role requires a Master Degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering with at least 5 years of work experience in Geotechnical Engineering. This role requires proficiency in performing and review geotechnical engineering analysis with a Professional Engineering License. Good writing and computation skills are important, as is your the ability to travel for work to different jobs sites, locally and internationally.