In episode 50 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, we have prepared a special compilation episode to reinforce some of the career tips given in the first 50 episodes of The Civil Engineering Podcast (wow — can’t believe we’re at 50).
Here are the key points discussed in the compilation episode:
- Communication is key in order to have your audience understand what you are saying and why you are saying it.
- Listen, be patient and flexible, and know whatever you do internationally is going to take time.
- Use whatever skills you have to better others, and to better the world.
- At the end of the day, what matters is how people communicate with each other. People have to find ways to communicate better with each other.
- To a large extent, your clients become your mentors and your trainers. Getting client exposure allows you to see how a client thinks, and how to anticipate their needs.
- The number one way to learn is to place yourself in a position that allows you to be successful.
- When writing a proposal, lay the groundwork for your understanding of what the companies needs are. Also, test your strength and weaknesses with them, so that you are not guessing when you are writing a proposal. This will help you write a proposal faster and with a lot of more confidence.
- Getting your MBA will give you the opportunity to work with different leaders that understand the different aspects in Civil Engineering.
- A PMP certification can help civil engineers to understand the language of civil engineering projects.
- A seller–doer is a technical person with a broad skill set that includes communication and/or networking and who also handles business development. Seller-doers can “do engineering” and “sell engineering.”
- A proposal is a blueprint of what needs to be done on a project. Understand what the process is and the timeline, and identify what needs to be done.
- Creating mind maps will help you with sourcing ideas for your plan to implement your goals.
- We need to look at others, not as competition, but just as really good businesses that are out there to do good things.
More details in this compilation episode…
About the guests:
|Amanda Huffman, a former Air Force civil engineer who was deployed to Afghanistan on a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT).|
|Paul Eng-Wong, Professional Engineer and Principal in the Newark office of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) who achieved many rewards.|
|Rob D’Onofrio, PE specializes in claims evaluation and resolution. Rob co-wrote Construction Schedule Delays, a comprehensive 1,110-page book on schedule delay law and analysis, which is published by Thomson Reuters and updated annually.|
|Shana Carroll, PE, is an experienced and motivated geo-professional with extensive experience in sales, engineering, and construction.|
|Scott Wolter is a Forensic geologist, author and the host of History’s H2 network’s hit show America Unearthed.|
|Will Schnier, a licensed PE and the Chief Executive Officer of BIG RED DOG Engineering | Consulting.|
|Jim Rogers is the author of the American Council of Engineering Companies first ever book on the subject of proposal writing, “Win More Work: How to Writing Winning AEC Proposals.”|
|Mauricio Lara, PMP, MBA, PE, a Lead Engineer with over 15 years of experience as a leader and key contributor, including an extensive private and public sector background.|
|Amanda Payne is a business development and marketing expert in the engineering/architectural design services industry.|
|Jon Weinstein is a Project Management Professional and President of Line of Sight, a firm delivering organizational change, strategic planning, project management, and business process improvement services.|
|Todd Hay of Pennoni Associates has been working with multi-disciplined engineering projects during his nearly 23-year career as a civil engineer, project manager, and principal.|
|Stu Walesh, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, D.WRE writes, teaches, and provides advice about leadership, management, engineering, and education/training.|
|Kristi Hoke Mirambell, P.E. established K-Belle in 2008 and has had hands-on experience on a variety of projects. She helped design and manage inspections for more than 100 offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico; she designed major structures for chemical plants and much more.|
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Books mentioned in this episode:
|Construction Schedule Delays|
|Win More Work: How to Writing Winning AEC Proposals.|
|Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers|
|Engineering Your Future: The Professional Practice of Engineering|
Please leave your comments or questions in the section below on our 50th compilation episode.
To your success,
Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP
The Engineering Career Coach
Author of Engineer Your Own Success