My Career at JMT began when I graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University. As a new graduate, I had many questions with which my co-workers were helpful in answering and mentoring me. Through the years, I have had the opportunity of working on various highway and design projects that varied in size and duration. Each of these projects was progressively increasing in technicality and required me to challenge myself and work independently.
The project that personally gives me great satisfaction is the I-95/I-695 Express Toll Lane design. This large scale project aims to improve safety and congestion on I-95 from I-895 to North of MD43 by widening I-95 to accommodate two express toll lanes in each direction of travel. The interchange includes the design of 22 multi-level bridges, 38 retaining walls, and 7 noise walls. A major challenge in the design of this project was to essentially build a new interchange while keeping the current lanes of travel open to traffic. I drive thru the interchange several times a week and I am still amazed at the size and complexity of the project.
Every project that I have worked on requires some interaction with other disciplines within JMT, sub-consultants, clients and contractors. The exchange of ideas that occurs when this happens is what keeps the job in motion. I get a sense of fulfillment when I visit construction sites or drive through a completed project knowing I played a role in the project's development. Joining JMT was the best professional decision I ever made.