Diane Hammonds, the Branch Manager for Sain’s Louisiana [...]
By: Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO
Sain Associates joins Professional Engineers (PE’s) from around the world in celebrating Professional Engineers Day on August 1, 2018. On this third annual PE Day we want to raise awareness about what it means to be a PE and to show appreciation for the work they do each day. To be a Professional Engineer means that you have the appropriate education and experience to be in responsible charge of engineering work. It also charges us with how to conduct ourselves. I’ve been blessed to work all over the country on some fun and important projects. One of the highlights of my professional career is the many relationships and friendships that I have made along the way. There are so many people that I work with, co-workers and clients alike, which have blessed my life. I hope I have impacted them the way they have me.
Here at Sain we are proud to have 17 professional engineers that are licensed in a total of 23 states. We asked our PE’s a few questions about their profession and what it means to them.
What does it mean to you to be a Professional Engineer?
It is a humbling experience to be responsible for the public’s safety.
~ Justin Watson, PE, Infrastructure Designer
Being a PE has become part of who I am, I look at everything in the world around me for opportunities to engineer a better way! It provides me the opportunity to make the world better, the roads safer and try to improve the future of transportation for my children.
~ Diane Hammonds, PE, LA Branch Manager
Why did you pursue your professional licensure?
In the field of civil engineering it is a major milestone that can set you apart from other civil engineers.
~ Richard Holt, PE, TN Branch Manager
I sought professional licensure as a milestone accomplishment in my career to open the door to possibilities unknown. Some view licensure as the pinnacle, but I think of it more as a launching pad.
~ Tony Montanaro, PE, Infrastructure Assistant Project Manager
Please share the top highlight of your career:
To successfully lead the Martin Army Community Hospital project at Fort Benning, GA, see it to completion, and win national awards. Particularly, because it encompassed components from every current division within our firm: Site Development, Survey, Traffic, and Infrastructure.
~ Darren Hamrick, PE, Site Department Team Leader
One of the most recent highlights of my career was representing the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in working with representatives from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and our Board of Licensure to get a landmark bill passed in the 2018 Session. The most important part of SB316 was the reinforcement of Qualification Based Selection (QBS) for Engineering Services.
~ Joe Meads, PE, Principal/Owner