Employee Spotlight

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

My favorite things about coming to work each day are the wonderful office staff in Atlanta and my weekly aviation team meetings. In my time thus far, I’ve developed a very positive relationship with all of my coworkers. I also enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and greeting everyone each day.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

My favorite project thus far has been a lighting rehabilitation & replacement project for the Telfair-Wheeler airport. The project consisted of removal and replacement of all the existing airfield lighting. I enjoyed working with my team, seeing the project from start to finish, and uncovering more and more details on airfield lighting. We learned a lot and are looking forward to the next project where we can apply this knowledge & understanding.

What’s special about your office or team?

By far, the amount of support provided from all members of the office, not only my team. With WKD being my first job out of college, the support was paramount in kick-starting my engineering career. This camaraderie has cultivated a culture of teamwork and accountability to each other. We learn, grow and succeed as a team.

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

My next career goal is to move into a lead designer role as I approach obtaining my P.E. license. WKD is helping this goal by providing exposure to many types of project within and outside of aviation. In my time thus far, I’ve been able to work on aviation, stormwater, and site development projects. My next goal is to move into project management, and WKD is helping this goal by allowing me to lead certain areas of a project and providing access to “Lunch & Learn’s” and to software such as CADLearning & LinkedIn Learning tools.

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

I enjoy spending time with my family, my wife. I particularly enjoy basketball, football, swimming and any other outdoor activities.

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

I get to solve complex problems that benefit the environment and the community.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

Though it was very challenging the Caswell Beach sewer system included vacuum, pressure, and gravity sewer systems in a congested DOT corridor. The project solved an environmental issue and greatly benefited the community.

What’s special about your office or team?

We throw axes for fun. Our office has a good positive attitude.

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

I want to help staff to be successful. WK Dickson has allowed me to develop the Lessons Learned podcasts. This has been a lot of fun as I get to know our people better and learn from their experiences.

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

Travel, surf, coach football, oyster farming, and hanging out with family.

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

Catching up with coworkers and doughnut Fridays provided by our awesome admin staff!

What has been your favorite project thus far?

One of the favorite aspects of my job is working with our staff on graphics for their various presentations to clients and conferences.

What’s special about your office or team?

I work with WK Dickson’s marketing team and I love how supportive everyone is. I started with WK Dickson fresh out of college with no knowledge of the industry at all, so it has been a huge blessing to have such a helpful team. They are always there to answer questions and give a new point of view. I also enjoy all the fun competitions we have in the Raleigh office from the pie baking contest to cornhole tournaments!

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

To keep learning the industry and improving my writing and graphical abilities to improve proposal content. WK Dickson has supported me with many training opportunities and involvement with the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) to enhance my skills.

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

I love spending time being active and outdoors with friends, family and my dog Cooper! I also loving cooking, baking, and eating delicious foods.

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

My favorite things about coming to work everyday is seeing the people I work with, and enjoy working on their projects. But mostly I enjoy commuting to work with my wife and spending time with her..

What has been your favorite project thus far?

I don’t have a particularly favorite project because I like what I do when I am at work and experiencing a variety.

What’s special about your office or team?

WK Dickson is special to me because, number one, the people I work with. I always feel like we are family, and anybody I asked for help are willing to share their knowledge and vice versa.

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

I am exactly where I want to be. WK Dickson gave me a chance to show what I can do at work and I always do my best in return.

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

After work on Friday’s, I like stepping on the grass and hit some golf balls. Saturday is wine night with my wife (after yard work).

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

I get to enjoy a scenic view of the Smoky Mountains right before I arrive at the office every morning.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

I’ve been afforded the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, all of which have taught me a great deal about the process of moving a project from conception to delivery. Every project has taught me something different, so it’s difficult to pinpoint a favorite.

What’s special about your office or team?

Our office has a knowledgeable and experienced staff that produces high quality work in an effective and efficient manner. Also, our office is adjacent to a lake that is surrounded by walking trails and picnic tables which makes for a nice, tranquil spot to eat lunch.

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

My goal is continue learning every day through the experience of working on projects and the various learning opportunities and resources provided by WK Dickson. A few years down the line, I plan on taking and passing the PE Exam, which WK Dickson offers preparatory support for, and becoming a licensed engineer.

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

When I’m not working, I enjoy downhill skateboarding, fitness, playing guitar, architectural sketching, live music, movies, and spending times with my friends and family.

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

Certainly the variety of work that we are involved with is one of my favorite things about coming to work each day. There are always new challenges and opportunities which keep work interesting. I also appreciate my colleagues and their depth of knowledge and experience. I enjoy working with folks that are willing to roll up their sleeves and take on whatever challenge our clients have.

What has been your favorite project thus far?

There have been a lot of enjoyable projects and picking a favorite is tough. I would say one project that has been very rewarding has been the GIS development and ongoing support we continue to provide for Joint Municipal Water and Sewer Commission in Lexington County, SC. Our work there has been continuously going for the last thirteen years and has encompassed nearly every aspect of GIS application for a water and sewer utility. They are a forward-thinking client that is willing to try new things and challenge the boundaries of GIS technology. That relationship has been mutually beneficial in many ways.

What’s special about your office or team?

GIS within WK Dickson is a bit unique. Unlike our other practices that work largely within their respective practice area, GIS spans across all of our practices in each of our offices. Our team may be one of the smaller ones within the firm; however I would argue we have some of the greatest variety of work that we do, and the colleagues we work with. That creates great opportunities and also makes for some unique challenges, which is when I am most appreciative of a team that will consistently go above and beyond to make a project successful.

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

I want to see GIS continue to grow within WK Dickson. GIS will likely always look a little different than our other practice areas because of the many ways GIS technology applies to our clients. I know that I am not alone in this goal and I am always appreciative of the willingness of our various practices to reach out to see how GIS can be leveraged in new ways.

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

I like to spend time with my wife and two boys enjoying the outdoors.

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