February 12, 2020

Want to turn those job applications into job interviews? It’s all about crafting the perfect resume. The way you present your work history and abilities isn’t just important; it can be the...
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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, when...
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October 31, 2018

I recently provided management training for a civil engineering firm and this question came up multiple times. Civil engineering managers struggle with delegation for many reasons, but when they do...
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October 3, 2018

I have received emails from many civil engineers who are just starting their careers. They often ask me about their first job. Some of their questions are … • What if I take a first job and then...
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February 20, 2018

If you have spent any amount of time in the field of civil engineering, you know that one’s ability to speak in public can play a huge role in their success in this industry, as well as the success...
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January 25, 2018

This is a question I get often from civil engineering professionals, usually from those on the early side of their career. It’s in reference to that proverbial fork in the road that all civil...
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November 16, 2017

Unfortunately, this is a question I get all too often. Lack of confidence is one of the biggest inhibitors of professional development and overall success for civil engineering professionals (and...
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October 1, 2017

What’s the most lucrative region of the United States to work in as a civil engineer? Which civil engineering discipline pays the highest salary? The ASCE News September issue answers these...
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September 13, 2017

Survey says …? Bright futures for civil engineers. Results of the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey find that the median pre-tax income for civil engineers was $101,000 in 2016. Base salaries, meanwhile,...
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August 30, 2017

This week, my three kids are each in different camps again, which will make for scattered mornings (and a crazy week overall). It’s easier to stomach now, though, because I know it is all coming to...
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