Role at Schemmer. At Schemmer, I primarily work on different types of roadway projects including 3R and new and reconstructed highways in our transportation division in the Omaha office. Since Schemmer has many civil engineering disciplines, I’ve been fortunate enough to have also worked on different municipal, construction and bridge inspection projects. From the time I began working in the transportation division at Schemmer, I have had to learn new programs to aid in roadway design.
Favorite part of civil engineering. Up to now, it would be using the 3D software to model various roadways. By far, the most rewarding part of my job is designing a project with our clients’ interests in mind, and then seeing the project come to fruition. Working on the drainage portion of the Broadway Viaduct was one project I really enjoyed. It was nice to have a hand in such a big and renowned project. I also love the opportunity to travel while working. The most memorable trip I took was to the Catalina Islands for some scuba training, which was necessary for underwater bridge inspection.
Early inspirations. Home building was my first passion, which was sparked by working the summers with my dad in Washington State. When it came time to decide on college majors, civil engineering got my attention because of its complexity and number of specialized fields to choose from. There are so many facets of this field to master, so it looks like I’m here to stay. I have always looked for jobs that were very hands on, like construction and cabinet and door making. They tend to be very detailed, and similarly to the work I do at Schemmer, I get many opportunities to experience the same attention to detail on different projects. Read more