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I remember when I was an adolescent and teenager playing baseball and football, one thing I would always hear from my coaches was "don't be afraid to get dirty." When you are playing baseball, if you are rounding third base barreling towards home plate and...

When someone is looking for a new civil engineering job, what is one of the first things they do? They go online to see what companies are recruiting or hiring. They peruse executive search websites that specialize in their profession, they venture to the Monsters and...

Nothing replaces hard work. Nothing. There are no short-cuts to long-term success. Often times I speak to younger civil engineers who feel entitled to sexy titles and roles that far exceed their experience. I'm not sure why. But somewhere along the way, someone gave in and...

  If your life is filled with cheese steaks, Twinkies, and 64 oz fountain sodas, well, you will reap what you sew when it comes to your physical appearance. Getting out of the shower and standing in front of the mirror is not an enjoyable experience....

In the world of civil engineering consulting, different titles mean different things to different companies. • In some firms, a Designer is an experienced AutoCad Technician who has advanced beyond drafting and is now able to complete actual design plans. In other firms, a Designer is...