Meet some of our Featured Employees
Featured Employee: Amanda Harris
Assistant Project Manager
Salt Lake City, UT
I’ve been working in land development engineering since 2006 and with Psomas close to four years now. I was recruited while getting my Masters Degree at the University of Utah by one of my teachers, a project manager at Psomas.
My work on dense urban infill transit-oriented projects is fast paced and complex. Right now I’m working on a multi-family residential/office project that takes up an entire city block in downtown Salt Lake and the redevelopment of a commercial shopping center in Provo into mixed-use residential, retail, and office. It’s fulfilling to work with the architectural team to help them realize their vision and figure out the best way to give clients what they want.
In my free time I’m a novice rock climber, but my main focus is Olympic lifting. I work out almost every day and three days a week with a coach. This might seem like an unusual hobby for a woman, but most of the people in my Olympic lifting classes are women!
Featured Employee: Paul Gervacio
It was my grandfather, a bridge engineer during WWII, who inspired me to pursue a career in civil engineering.
Fast-forward to today and I’ve been with Psomas for 12 years, specializing in transportation engineering. I was with a very large firm before and I appreciate that here at Psomas I have a lot of flexibility on how to run a project and I get to work directly with clients—this is just not the case with larger firms.
It all comes back to the culture here, which is to foster growth by giving everyone a chance. When I’m meeting with clients I bring the younger engineers along so they can interact with the client and see first hand the discussions that go on behind the scenes.
From working on adding ramps to US-101 outside NBC/Universal’s front door to dedicated bike lanes for the City of Sacramento, I enjoy working on a diverse array of projects. I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I drive through a city with my wife and daughter and can say “hey, I worked on this!”