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Recently I had a candidate interview with a mid-sized consulting civil engineering firm.  The company was very well established with strong leadership and a great reputation within their community.  The interview went well and both parties enjoyed spending the day together getting to know one another,...

Correct me if I am wrong, but here are some existing truths in the world of civil engineering: The economy continues to improve The civil engineering profession is booming Consulting engineering firms seem to be as busy as they have ever been The demand from clients is high The fight for...

Over the years I have worked with a number of civil engineers who have been laid off, put on medical leave, or who have taken a few years off to step away from their career in order to raise their young children.  My experience in...

With construction beginning this year, and to be concluded in 2020, a team of 200 professionals made up of 140 different disciplines have designed the most innovative airport ever built, and it is located in Mexico City.  The team will use state of the art...

Are you the smartest civil engineer in the room?  If you answered "yes," might it be time for you to explore a new opportunity? I am not sure where the quote originated from, but it has often been said: Last year I published a blog about about firms...

Back in 2012 I started a discussion on LinkedIn, and then wrote a blog in response to that discussion that revolved around the employment of those 55 and older.  The idea that employers shy away from hiring those with 35+ years of experience is disheartening and unfortunate, and...