Nichelle SmithCESCL, WAQTC

Senior Engineering Associate

Nichelle is a civil engineer with 22 years of experience in administrating vertical and horizontal construction projects. She is a flexible field engineer who has performed and led the full range of construction administration functions for federal and private contractors. As an employee of R&M, Nichelle has performed as the on-site representative, overseeing construction of a variety of infrastructure projects. She also has more than 15 years of experience and advanced training in reviewing the Construction Contractor’s Progress Schedules using the Critical Path Method.

Education
M.S. Construction Management, Auburn University
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage
Registration/Certification
Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead
Western Alliance Quality Transportation Construction Qualified: Aggregate, Asphalt, Concrete, Embankment, Density
Construction Quality Management for Contractors
Industry Experience
22 years
  • What is a fun fact few people know about you?
    When I was a teen I used to sing in talent show and do beauty pageants.
  • What are you curious about?
    I'm curious about herbal medicine and botany. I've always wondered about what local plants can be used for. I haven't really gotten deep into it though.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a singer, but I had bad stage fright.
  • If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
    I'd like to be able to read minds. But then again, I'm not really sure I want to know what people are really thinking.
  • What are your favorite books?
    I like precast-apocalyptic and sci-fi books like The Hunger Games trilogy and Game of Thrones type of books.
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