In honor of National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting Warfel employees with engineering degrees. Experts say demand for engineers will continue to grow as governments and industry work to meet the challenges of a growing global population and dwindling resources. Check out our featured employee today (Project Engineer Kevin McGuire), and follow along all week as we learn more about the team members who make Warfel a leader in the construction management industry.
Describe what you do at Warfel: Operations (Project Management)
Degree: Civil Engineering
Why did you choose that course of study/degree? I like to know how everything works and I have an analytical mindset but I enjoy taking a hands-on approach.
How long have you worked at Warfel? 4 years.
What did you do before you came to Warfel? Project Management.
What is your favorite part of your job? Interacting with so many different people.
What is the least favorite job you ever had? Summer Custodian.
What is your most exciting accomplishment? Competing at Nationals in Track Cycling.
What advice do you have for students considering pursuing an engineering degree? Be sure to do your research on the different fields of engineering before you settle on one.
What advice would you give someone applying to Warfel? Understand our core values and think of it as more than a job
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your career? It’s not always possible to be passionate about every task but it’s important to give everything you do a “why” that you are passionate about.
If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be/what would you do? I would be a property developer.
What do you wish people knew about engineering? Regarding Civil Engineering specifically, how important it is to all aspects of our daily lives from the water we drink and flush to the streets we travel on every day.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Running, family walks at Longwood Gardens and traveling