- Title: Civil Engineer
- Alma Mater: Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine
- Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, and exploring new countries and cities
I chose to pursue a career as a Civil Engineer because…
The thing I love most about my job is…
The culture within the company. Especially working first in the Santa Ana, CA office, to Boston, MA, gave me a wide variety of diverse exposure to the projects. I started as a student intern in California and became a full-time employee. The amount of experience with the projects and a good work-life balance made me stay at TranSystems.
My favorite thing about TranSystems is…
The opportunity to work on different projects from different states helps you grow in your career. Also, you can learn from highly talented and experienced coworkers around you.
Since joining TranSystems…
I’ve continued to grow as an engineer. I started as a student intern in the California office learning bit by bit, assisting in designing the plans, doing corridor modeling, and preparing the agenda for PS&E submittal. It is a journey that I have enjoyed. I am still looking to grow more and hopefully lead the projects in the future.
7:30 AM – Begin my day with emails
I usually start working at 7:30 am. I first check my emails and make sure I respond to all of my emails. Then I start working on projects and schedule the tasks according to the deadlines.
8:30 AM – Start on current projects
I am currently working on the Maffa Way, doing the alignment, profile, corridor modeling, and creating the cross sections for the submittal. This just wrapped up with the submittal due at the end of September.
10:00 AM – Team meeting
We have two meetings every week. A virtual meeting on Monday and an in-person meeting on Wednesday. We also have quarterly meetings with our supervisor to discuss progress and performance.
12:00 PM – Working lunch
I usually work through lunch when I am in the office.
1:00 PM – Touch base with the Structural group
I regularly check in with the structural and drainage group in our office since each project involves Roadway, Drainage and Structural work.
2:00 PM – Review projects to maintain quality control
As a roadway engineer, I must maintain quality control of the projects. I make sure that the projects are reviewed and continuously discuss with the team to ensure the design constraints and assumptions are well incorporated in the plans for submittal. Also, I am constantly incorporating comments from MassDOT to ensure timely submittal of the projects.
4:00 PM – Log off and relax with my husband
I stop working at 4 pm while in the office, then get back home at around 5 pm, spend some time with my husband, have dinner, and relax. If I am working from home, I usually work out after 4 pm and then have dinner and spend some quality time with my husband.