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Mike Ramos

Lead CAD Designer
Engineering
San Diego, CA

I sort of fell into this field after high school, starting out as a gopher in a land development engineering firm. I began doing hand drafting design details for the head drafter and eventually moved into drawing details and more complex construction plans in AutoCAD.

I’ve been in my field for 27 years. I work on everything from pump stations and reservoirs to water and sewer pipelines and stormwater retention basins. What I like best about my projects is the problem solving: getting into the nuts and bolts of figuring out a design problem and solving it, whether it’s mechanical problems or layout issues—figuring out how it all fits into the space and getting it to work.

I love the fact that our office moved to Downtown San Diego. It’s only a few blocks from my home! The people I work with here are great. We work hard but we enjoy our time here as well. In fact, we just started an unofficial weekend hiking group.

Outside of work I love hiking, going to San Diego Padres and LA Kings games, and stand-up paddle boarding at the beach. You can find me snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain in the winter. I also have a brown belt in Krav Maga, a self-defense and fighting system.

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Jose Aguilar

Civil Engineering Designer
Licensed Drone Pilot
Tucson, AZ

I’ve always been fascinated by structures and buildings, and I loved math growing up, so civil engineering was the obvious path for me. Five years ago, while I was pursuing my degree in civil engineering at the University of Arizona, I joined Psomas’ transportation team as an intern and now I am a professional engineer.

My focus is roadway projects. One of the best projects I’ve worked on is the Ina Traffic Interchange. It’s a cool project, mainly because it’s one of the biggest we’ve had here and includes a bridge and a highway intersection. Every roadway is unique in terms of its challenges, whether it’s drainage issues or geometric layout problems. That’s what keeps you on your toes, you can’t apply the same solution to every roadway project. A unique part of my job is that I’m also one of Psomas’ licensed drone pilots. We’re using drones for traffic studies and to keep track of construction progress.

It’s not all work and no play here. We have a lot of fun, like when we had our own Olympic Games in the hallways of our office during the 2018 Winter Olympics. I’m also part of the mountain bikers group here in the Tucson office.

On weekends l love hiking (just did Havasu Falls), mountain biking, droning, camping, running, playing soccer, and getting some adrenaline rush through things like skydiving or water hoverboarding.

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