Austin P.

  • Title: Structural Engineer
  • Alma Mater: Clarkson University (2017)
  • Hobbies: Working out, cooking and spending time with my family

I chose to pursue a career as a Structural Engineer because…

I was always intrigued by the way infrastructure, specifically bridges, were designed, built and maintained.

The thing I love most about my job is…

The people that I work with. My colleagues are very supportive and welcoming. They are hardworking and it makes me strive to do my best.

My favorite thing about TranSystems is…

All of the opportunities provided to me to help advance my career and increase my knowledge base.

Since joining TranSystems…

I have learned to function on my own and as a part of a team in my role. More importantly I have learned when to ask for help and when I need to figure something out for myself.

6:30 AM – Start work and check email

I usually start working at 6:30 A.M. – 7:00 A.M. When I am not in the field, I first sign in and check my email. Otherwise, I start working on my most pressing inspection report.

8:00 AM – Begin working on projects

Since most of the work I do is reoccurring, I continue working on projects each day. When writing inspection reports, we go through an in-depth review process which includes several iterations of review and correction work. Other than this work, I have to periodically prepare inspection folders prior to field work.

10:00 AM – Continue with inspection projects

Currently, I am working on the Connecticut and Rhode Island highway bridge inspection projects. Along with this I also work on the Metro-North bridge inspection project. Until recently, I was also working on the Metro-North bridge load rating project.

11:00 AM – Check in with DOT personnel

If I am doing field work, this is around when we would get site visits from DOT personnel to check in on the progress of a given project.

12:00 PM – Lunch

Depending on how busy I am, sometimes I work through lunch but sometimes I stop for lunch. If my backlog is full, I will work through lunch.

1:00 PM – Keep Working on contracts

As of now, we are in the middle of most of our contracts, so not much change is on the horizon. Thus, my afternoons are focused on maintaining progress on current work.

3:30 PM – Submit reports and documents

After reports have been submitted for the day, I have to upload any applicable documents to Projectwise and file remaining report folders.

4:00 PM – Wrap up projects from the day

I typically begin to wrap up work at a good stopping point so that I can stay on track for whichever contract is in the works.

4:30 PM – Finish work and head to the gym

I usually stop working at about 4:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. After I stop work, I normally go to the gym and then come home and start cooking dinner. The gym is a great way to relax after a long day.

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