Senior Project Engineer, Civil /Survey Division
What is your current role? How long have you worked for Loureiro?
My first role with Loureiro was as a summer intern going into my Senior year at UCONN. I joined the team full-time after graduation in 2015, and am now a Senior Project Engineer. Right now, my focus is on the site design for a remediation project, which involves collaborating and coordinating with the environmental division, as well as Loureiro Contractors in our heavy/civil construction division in charge of the remediation work within the field.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
I love that I have the ability to turn a concept or idea into a constructed, physical result. When designing sites, securing a ton of associated permitting comes with the territory. I remember the first public meeting I had to present at on my own. I was dedicated to knowing the project inside and out in order to answer any questions the committee had. To go through this whole process from what started as just a conversation — and now have a fully constructed building and site — is so rewarding.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help — which I think applies both professionally and personally. It’s important to be able to resolve things on your own, but it’s not productive to just keep spinning your wheels when someone else can offer a solution. We have a lot of great resources and experts in our field here at Loureiro, and everyone is always willing to go out of their way to help one another.
What inspires you the most – professionally, personally, or both?
Getting to work with people who are really passionate about what they do. The excitement and energy our team brings to the process is really motivating. When everyone has that type of collective mindset, it makes the work a lot of fun.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love spending time with my husband, our 1-year old son, Liam, and our Australian Labradoodle, Cooper. Right now, that means just hanging around the house a lot, but it’s been so fun to see Liam develop and learn new things each day. Being able to spend so much time with him in the moment really is a blessing in disguise.
What is the most surprising thing about you?
I took my professional engineering exam while 6 months pregnant. Being able to devote so much time to studying (and to sit still for the full 8 hours!) just shy of my third trimester really made passing the exam even more exciting and rewarding for me.