Careers & Leadership

February 5, 2020

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist … Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” – Stephen Hawking All humans are prone to making…Read More >>

January 20, 2020

Because I spend most of my days coaching and training civil engineers, I attend a lot of conferences and interview a lot of people for The Civil Engineering Podcast. In nine out of 10 episodes,…Read More >>

November 18, 2019

I have used most of the “Ask Anthony” articles in this column to answer questions from ASCE members about civil engineering careers. However, in this article, I’d like to turn the table and ask you…Read More >>

August 21, 2019

“My question to you is, have you met any engineers pursuing a master’s degree in civil engineering after an undergraduate degree in a different engineering discipline, while also pursuing licensure years after their undergraduate degree?…Read More >>

July 8, 2019

I’ve received this question from several civil engineering professionals recently. If you’re not familiar with the terms “percent billable” or “utilization rate,” they are typically relevant to consulting engineers or other professional services fields, and…Read More >>

May 30, 2019

Over 600 million professionals are on LinkedIn and the numbers just keep growing. Every second, two more profiles are made. Of that universe, there are 30 million companies and 20 million jobs active on the…Read More >>

May 28, 2019

I recently received this question during a webinar I was conducting for ASCE on the topic of preparing for your annual performance review. First, I will say that your transition from civil engineer to manager…Read More >>

April 17, 2019

How do you motivate engineers so that they want to step up and take ownership of their work, instead of being content with just being along for the ride? This was a question I received…Read More >>

April 16, 2019

In 30 years, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. And three-fourths of us – nearly 6.8 billion people – are projected to live in urban areas. It’s safe to say that transportation…Read More >>

March 28, 2019

Before I dive into an answer to this question, let’s take it one step at a time for those civil engineering professionals who aren’t clear on what advocacy means. From a basic level, we find…Read More >>