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 Corbin Beittel), 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: As a Project Engineer, I assist project teams with a wide variety of day to day operational items, from managing/tracking project schedule to on-site coordination and problem solving, to budget tracking and analysis, no two days are the same along the journey of taking a project from concept to completion.
Degree: Civil Engineering, Penn State 2012
Why did you choose that course of study/degree? Math was a strong suit of mine through grade school and with a significant interest in construction paired with the opportunities available in engineering I decided to pursue a degree in civil engineering.
How long have you worked at Warfel? I started at Warfel in September of 2017, so about 2 and a half years.
What did you do before you came to Warfel? Prior to joining Warfel, I was involved in the Geotechnical sector of the construction industry from 2007-2017.
What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part is that no two days are the same in this high energy fast-paced industry that we work in.
What is the least favorite job you ever had? I can truthfully say that I have never had a job that I didn’t enjoy.
What is your most exciting accomplishment? My wife and I having our first child this past July.
What advice do you have for students considering pursuing an engineering degree? The opportunities are limitless in the field of engineering. There will always be job opportunities and there is certainly a wide variety of jobs at that.
What advice would you give someone applying to Warfel? A high functioning team mentality is of paramount importance. If you are a “me” person, this isn’t the place or industry for you.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your career? Be a good listener.
If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be/what would you do? Nothing comes to mind because if there were, I would go do it. You can do anything you put your mind to.
What do you wish people knew about engineering? Not all Engineers are design Engineers.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Raising my 6-month-old son Dane!