Senior Project Engineer
10 years at Turner
Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Current location: Walnut Creek, CA
Education and degrees: Bachelor of Architecture, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Tell us about your interests, hobbies, family, and how these influence your life and work?
I love weightlifting, hiking, skiing, and working in the backyard. Being active definitely helps my mental and physical state and keeps me sharp and motivated.
Why did you join Turner?
I really liked the Turner information session I attended while I was in college. Ultimately, I was hired into the Virtual, Design, and Construction (VDC) group and was impressed by the use of technology and innovation at Turner.
What were your previous roles/positions?
Previously, I was MEP Manager at the Brannan Square project in San Francisco, Project Engineer at the San Francisco Airport Terminal 2 renovation, and Engineer at 222 2nd Street, a 26-story high commercial high-rise. Before that, I was a VDC engineer.
What has been your favorite project or role at Turner, and why?
I enjoy operations roles because I interface directly with Turner’s core business. 222 2nd Street was my favorite project because of the amazing team and client, and it was my first engineering role.
What mentoring or training have you received that has made a difference in your career?
I was lucky to arrive at Turner and immediately participate in eight weeks of VDC training. This really helped propel development of my technology skills. People are the best part of Turner. Mentors and teachers have guided me throughout my journey.
What are your major responsibilities in this position, and what is a typical workday like for you?
I am responsible for overall procurement, coordination and engineering for construction activities. I manage day-to-day issues that arise regarding budget and change management, and work with our trade partners, Turner team, and I am in constant communication with the client.
What is the best advice you received at Turner?
Don’t be afraid to ask stupid questions. Fully immerse yourself in the problem, and don’t be afraid to get your boots wet in your quest for knowledge and becoming the best builder you can be.
People are the best part of Turner. Mentors and teachers have guided me throughout my journey.
- Nathan English
What would you say to someone considering to join Turner?
Turner is the best company to work on buildings you can be proud to show off to your friends and family.
Are you active in professional networks?
I am active in the Northern California Future Leaders Group. It definitely helps connect with peers, and senior leadership, and connects you to the region.