Selene works on projects in the energy sector, and her experience includes a combustion turbine project in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She’s excited to see the organization’s continued growth as a construction company, knowing that using the same team from design through build can increase safety and quality. Construction also opens doors for herself and other engineers to gain experience in other areas, such as project management. An avid traveler, she’d love to be multilingual to connect with local cultures without a language barrier.
My father owned a construction company, which meant I spent Saturdays “in the field,” learning how things worked from him. When I discovered I loved math and science, as well as had a passion for the construction industry, I knew engineering was the place for me.
Energy is in a transition period and our company is proving to be a leader in that transition. We are helping our clients determine what is best for their future by providing multiple solutions in green energy. There are a variety of unknowns, and instead of seeing that as a hurdle, our teams see it as an opportunity to try something new and learn from it.
Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it. We are incredibly capable of doing hard things, learning is a slow process, and we are rarely perfect on our first try. Keep trying!
I would choose the ability to slow down time so I could better cherish my favorite memories and moments.
My first year here I participated in an internal business competition, Ignite. My team of six people from the Energy Group came up with a business plan on how to utilize new solar technologies for power generation. I had the opportunity to present our business plan in front of top leaders. It helped me gain experience in business management, something you don't learn in engineering school.