Employee Spotlight

What are some of your favorite things about coming to work each day?

I really love working with my coworkers. They are so helpful in making the work environment a fun and inviting place to be, and I love having the opportunity to learn so much from them. It’s also pretty amazing when someone brings it surprise donuts.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

I enjoyed working on the Harrisburg Water Line project because that was the first time I was able to work independently (but with plenty of help from my coworkers). However, I feel I’m starting to get involved with all sorts of projects, from water lines, to pump stations, and hopefully treatment plant work soon, which will continue to be an amazing learning experience.

What’s special about your office or team?

Virtually any type of question can be answered by someone in our office. We have a group of employees with a wide range of knowledge and specialties, which is so beneficial as I’m continuing the beginning steps in my professional career. I’ve even had plenty of help outside of the water/wastewater group. It seems like everyone in the office is readily available to help.

What’s your next career goal and how is WK Dickson helping you get there?

I hope to take my PE test soon, and there are many people in the office who are valuable resources in providing tips, study material, and any advice necessary to successfully pass. I would also like to become involved in different professional groups, and my manager, Rebecca, is fostering that goal and helping me stay aware of what different groups do and how to get involved.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Currently, I enjoy doing all sorts of crafts with my sweet and creative boyfriend. I also love reading and being in nature – kayaking, hiking, or really any chance to get outside and enjoy the beautiful world around us is much appreciated.

What are some of your favorite things about coming to work each day?

If it got any better, I’d do it for free….just don’t let my boss know that. What I mean is this, I am that guy that derives a tremendous amount of satisfaction in a high tempo / fast paced environment which WK Dickson provides in spades. Diversity is the spice of life. No two weeks are ever the same and I eagerly await the next day to see what new and exciting project awaits on the horizon.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

Providing classroom and field training for a client’s operators in the Columbia, South Carolina area. Seeing that “aha” moment on the student's face when they fully grasp a difficult wastewater concept is extremely rewarding.

What’s special about your office or team?

Effective and timely communications, willingness to go the extra mile, and passion to satisfy the client.

What’s your next career goal and how is WK Dickson helping you get there?

To lead a future Contract Wastewater Operations Group. Thus far, every project, every client interface, team strategy session and critical decision making process has presented me with an opportunity to increase my technical and leadership skill set.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I enjoy hunting, cooking, and woodcarving.

What are some of your favorite things about coming to work each day?

The opportunity to work with some of the industry’s best environmental engineers.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

That’s a hard choice to make. One of the coolest things I have done so far is a 3D rendition on the Boone, NC Raw Water Pump Station..

What’s special about your office or team?

Our office have supported each other and stayed together through thick and thin. We opened the Charleston office together.

What’s your next career goal and how is WK Dickson helping you get there?

My next career goal is a CAD Manager or Technical Manager. My supervisor is helping me develop a plan.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I volunteer in the community at several events, Relay for Life, Summerville Ghost Walk, and my church..

What are some of your favorite things about coming to work each day?

I look forward to solving the unique problems and challenges that each project poses on a daily basis, and I pride myself on producing solutions that both myself and the client can be proud of.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

My favorite project thus far at WK Dickson has been the Runway Widening and Pavement Rehab project at SPA Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport. The scope of this project was by far the largest I have ever worked on. I was involved in several unique aspects in the design including producing a pavement alternatives rating matrix and several cost comparison analyses for each design scenario. Over the course of the project I got to know the Columbia office quite well. Overall I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be involved with a project of this scope and I look forward to collaborating with the Columbia aviation team again in the near future.

What’s special about your office or team?

The Atlanta office's size makes it easy to get to know your coworkers. I feel we are becoming uniquely experienced with sharing and collaborating with other WKD offices on their work needs. Atlanta is also experienced with completing projects with tighter budgets than the norm.

What’s your next career goal and how is WK Dickson helping you get there?

My current role as Technical Manager allows me to be involved in engineering design while also managing a design team and project delivery. I feel this role is a great fit for me now and in the near future. WK Dickson has been very supportive of my career trajectory and has allowed me to work on several diverse projects that have opened new doors for me both technically and managerially. I feel the past 2 years with the company have been a tremendous growth period for me. I am very grateful for having been given the opportunity to continuously learn and grow professionally.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I enjoy reading, camping, playing guitar, and having fun with my wife and 6 cool kids!

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