Employee Spotlight

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

I feel like if I listed all the things that I like everybody would want my job. But I’ll go with great peers, experienced and inspiring support staff, industry with multiple possibilities for advancement. Also I love that my coworkers bring delicious snacks. There are lots of other things I like about my work and company. I am fortunate enough to work with such talented and heartwarming folks.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

I have not seen a CIPP lining project onsite before which I got to observe on Camp Hancock Sewer Rehabilitation project. It’s fun watching the process and I am learning a lot of things which you don’t foresee sometimes during the design phase.

What’s special about your office or team?

Since my first day at work I felt like I knew these people all my life. Honestly they’re more like family. I believe this explains how special they are.

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

My next career goal is to get my PE license. WKD is providing me a chance to work on wide variety of projects. Also my managers Trey and Gary are guiding me with their experiences and knowledge.

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

I enjoy cooking, long drives and binge watching Netflix.

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

Because I am so new to the industry (only been graduated a few months!), my favorite part about each day with WKD is knowing that I will learn something new and that new challenges are bound to come my way.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

My favorite project thus far has been a preparing a feasibility study/report for the City of Clinton. Not only is this the first project of my career that I have been able to see through from start to finish, but this project has also allowed me to expand my skill set by giving me the opportunity to take ownership for many aspects of the report including: creating maps, performing supporting calculations, generating cost estimates, and writing the first draft.

What’s special about your office or team?

My office is special because of the people it in. From day one, I felt like I belonged. They truly are a great bunch to work with and do life with. I feel supported, encouraged, and mentored by every single one of them, and I couldn’t ask for anything more in a team.

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

My next career goal is to pass the PE exam and be one step closer to being a licensed engineer. WKD is helping me prepare for this exam with a review course, and they are also providing me with valuable experience that will serve me well both on the exam and in my career.

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

When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my husband, Jordan. Some of our favorite things to do are snowboarding, traveling, hiking, and Crossfit. We really enjoy being active and trying new things in our free time together.

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

I enjoy coming to WK Dickson each day to work on providing solutions to our client’s many diverse problems.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

I actually do not have a project that I could single out as a favorite, but I do have a favorite project type. I’ve been involved with the creation and development of numerous water modeling projects since I began my career with WK Dickson. I find the water modeling projects to be the most rewarding due to the value they provide to our clients along with the versatility and usefulness of the finished product.

What’s special about your office or team?

The Hickory office is smaller, but I’m proud of the many complex projects that we’ve worked on, the quality of work we produce, and our ability to work integrally with other WK Dickson offices.

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

My next career goal is to become a Technical Manager. WK Dickson is helping me achieve this goal by allowing me to assist with coordinating design teams on current projects.

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

I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, working in our vegetable garden, and working with and restoring tractors from the 1920’s to 1950’s era.

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

My favorite thing about coming to work is having the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects and people I work with.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

My favorite project thus far is the Saluda County Water and Sewer Authority 16” Water Main project. It was the first project I worked on at WK Dickson, and we recently finished construction.

What’s special about your office or team?

Our team / office has a group of employees willing to help and assist to complete a project. Everyone works hard and brings different experiences and knowledge.

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

My next goal is to continue to expand my technical understanding and eventually become a project manager. WK Dickson is helping me achieve this goal by allowing me to attend training sessions, and working with our local designer on a daily basis, to answer any questions they may have.

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

In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my wife and two young sons. I enjoy fishing, working on the family farm, and woodworking.

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