Nichelle Smith, PE, CESCL a Senior Project Engineer at R&M in the firm’s Construction Administration Group, has gained her Alaska license in Civil Engineering.
“When anyone earns their PE, it’s almost like a badge of honor. Careerwise, in the engineering community, there’s often a greater respect for those with PEs, and it allows for more opportunities to advance and gain greater responsibility.”Nichelle Smith, PE, CESCL
Nichelle was previously licensed in Arizona. She has 21 years of experience in administrating vertical and horizontal construction projects. Nichelle is a flexible field engineer who has led the full range of construction administration functions for federal and private contractors. She has performed as the on-site representative, overseeing construction of a variety of infrastructure projects. Nichelle also has more than 15 years of experience and advanced training in reviewing the Construction Contractor’s Progress Schedules using the Critical Path Method.
“What I like most about this career field is I’ve had the opportunity to experience working on such diversity of projects, including airports, marine construction, beach erosion/slope protection and replenishment, border fence projects, renovation of I.C.E. detention facilities, renovations and new construction for VA hospitals, and FEMA emergency. But my favorite project is one that brought me back to Alaska as the full-time onsite field inspector for the construction of the new Mertarvik townsite (relocation site for Newtok Village). I worked alongside the Contractor, the DOD’s military Innovative Readiness Training program and various shareholders, as well as many of the locals that now call the new village their home.”Nichelle Smith, PE, CESCL
Nichelle has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a M.S. in Construction Management from Auburn University. She is an Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead.
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