What made you decide to become an engineer?
I think that becoming an engineer was simply the organic evolution of a kid who enjoyed swinging a hammer and building just as much as he did diving into the why, where, what, how, and when of things around him. It is possible that I’d be a marine biologist today if Lehigh had offered that as a major.
How has Mainstay helped you in your career development?
There are two things about Mainstay that really helped me in my career development. Most importantly, Mainstay employs strong leaders who foster a positive work environment that promotes growth from within and is committed to continual improvement of the individual in order to make a better whole. Secondly, Mainstay’s core business in top industries provided a wide variance of exposure to both conventional and unconventional projects.
How did you first learn about Mainstay?
I didn’t want to work in the city and I didn’t want to work in a large firm. I also wanted to be close to home where I knew the trout streams and could get down to the coast in an hour fifteen to chase striped bass. I did some google searches, reached out to a few recruiters, poked around, and the rest is history.
What is the favorite part about working for Mainstay?
That we are able to enjoy ourselves while simultaneously delivering quality engineering products to our customers. I believe that the quality of product would suffer if you stop having fun.
What is your role at Mainstay?
I am a Senior Project Manager and lead the New Jersey office. Primary responsibilities are to manage day-to-day operations of the New Jersey office from proposal development through project delivery and close out. I also provide fall protection SME and general industry compliance consultation interoffice and to clients, owners and end users.
What is your proudest moment at Mainstay?
Seeing the growth of my team in New Jersey.
What are your hopes for our industry?
My hope for the industry is that we are able to remain committed to the people of the profession and to the mentoring of younger engineers as we evolve alongside of increasingly powerful computers, emerging technologies and accelerated project scheduling.