Today officially kicks off Engineers Week! Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Engineers Week (February 21–27, 2021) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.
Each day this week, we will be shining a spotlight on a Sebago Engineer! Our first Engineer Spotlight is on Aaron Hunter, PE:
Q) How many years of experience do you have as an engineer?
A) I have a total of 6 years of experience as a Civil Engineer. I started my career at Sebago Technics, then relocated to Florida, where I worked at a national multi-disciplinary consulting firm. I am happy to be back at Sebago Technics.
Q) When/how did you discover that you wanted to become a civil engineer?
A) I always had an interest in math and science throughout school and decided to apply to UMaine’s Consider Engineering Summer Program during my junior year of high school. I was accepted and attended the four-day summer program at the UMaine campus. Here, I learned about the different engineering fields, job opportunities, and got to experience college life. I left the camp knowing that I wanted to become a Civil Engineer.
Q) What do you like most about the work you do?
A) I enjoy the variety of different projects that I get to work on. Also, there aren’t many jobs where you can be working inside an office and out on site, all in the same day.
Q) What is your favorite/most notable project and why?
A) My favorite project that I have worked on is the Kravis Center Expansion in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast and is situated as a gateway to downtown West Palm Beach. To be able to work on such an important project to a community was a great experience.
Q) What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about becoming an engineer?
A) Seek out opportunities to get exposed to different types of engineering as early as you can. Whether you attend a program similar to me, or job shadow at a company, it will make your decision process that much more simple.