Career Goals and Objectives

I am currently a Project Engineer and Engineer-In-Training, and I aspire to become a CEO and Professional Engineer for Quest Civil Constructors, Inc.

I have a passion for construction and engineering.  I like being challenged physically and mentally, and enjoy deadlines and high expectations because they push me to work harder and more efficiently.  In working, I excel because of my communication and collaboration skills, integrity, and the ability to apply sound engineering judgment.

Related Work Experience
In March 2013, I accepted a Research Associate position with the Western Transportation Institute (WTI).  I worked on numerous geotechnically focused projects and co-authored the final report of the Relative Operational Performance of Geosynthetics Used as Subgrade Stabilization Project - Phase II (http://www.mdt.mt.gov/research/projects/geotech/subgrade.shtml).  This position really enhanced my technical writing, communication, and leadership skills.  I worked at WTI until the end of April 2014.

In the fall of 2011, I was awarded a research assistant position at the Western Transportation Institute (WTI).  WTI is the country's largest National University Transportation Center focused on rural transportation issues (http://www.wti.montana.edu/), and is affiliated with Montana State University (MSU).  The research project I worked on is called, Relative Operational Performance of Geosynthetics Used as Subgrade Stabilization.  I used this project for my thesis, which is titled Evaluation of Transverse Behavior of Geosynthetics When Used for Subgrade Stabilization (http://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/3019).

From May 2011 to February 2013, I worked as a Field Engineer for GeoStabilization International (http://www.geostabilization.com/).  This job was unique, intriguing, and extremely educational.  I traveled throughout the United States servicing landslides and rockfalls, and also installing micropiles and shotcrete walls.  My main role was a laborer; however, I was responsible for proof/verification testing of soil nails and micropiles, timesheets, and daily work reports.

In the fall of 2010, I was awarded a teaching assistant position at Montana State University for the geotechnical engineering and highway pavement labs.  This position really enhanced my presentation and communication skills.  For each lab, I would go over the reason for the lab, show the students how to conduct the lab test, assign a lab report, and then grade the lab submittals and provide the students with feedback.  I was a teaching assistant until May 2012.

In the summer of 2010, I interned for Montana's Department of Transportation (MDT) as a Civil Engineering Technician.  I was involved with many facets of heavy civil work such as surveying, earthwork, paving, and testing of concrete, soil, and asphalt.  I enjoyed this job a lot, and I am very grateful for the knowledge that I gained from MDT.
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