Meet some of our Featured Employees
Civil Engineering Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Growing up in Fresno, California, I was very artistic, always drawing and interested in design. I also grew up watching my dad volunteering in the community and that had a strong impact on me. So I knew I wanted to go into a profession that would meet my design interests and at the same time help the public. I went to Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in civil engineering.
I’ve been with Psomas almost two years now. The kinds of projects that I work on are all roadway projects, working for public agencies in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. I enjoy the challenges behind engineering, along with the creative aspects. There are so many factors to take into account and it keeps me on my toes. There is always something different every day.
I love that at Psomas I’m given the freedom to pursue my interests. For example, I’m very involved with ASCE. Right now I’m working on events and presentations for Engineering Week to get young people interested in our profession. In addition, I’m helping students learn through competitions to build Popsicle stick bridges as well as coordinating an ASCE conference for next year. I enjoy giving back to the community like my dad. I guess I’ve come full circle.
Santa Clarita, CA
I’ve been in the Survey Group at Psomas for nine years now. Even though my father was a surveyor and I worked in survey in high school and college, I didn’t intend to make this my profession. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science and went into retail. After several years I saw that the retail profession was not very good for someone with a young family, so I decided to return to the survey world.
I was working for a title company when I met folks from Psomas and realized that I’d have more hands-on surveying opportunities here. Right now I’m working on pipeline safety projects for several gas companies. Prior to that, I was working on a NAVFAC contract that involved doing real estate summary maps, records of survey, and updating the documentation systems for U.S. Navy bases.
What I love about my job is that it gives me a great deal of freedom. There is also a high level of interaction and collaboration with other offices on projects. And I get to use the management skills that I learned in retail. Doing a good job motivates me—turning out exceptional projects that reflect what Psomas is known for. I want to make sure Psomas is viewed as a stellar company.