Kristen Meyers, PE, is a Senior Design Engineer at Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd (EEA). She graduated from Bradley University in 2005 with a degree in Civil Engineering and brings 12 years of industry experience to EEA’s civil engineering team.
Kristen first joined EEA as an intern after meeting the firm’s president while leading a college campus tour at her now almamater, Bradley University. She returned to EEA in 2016, and now works with suburban clients on a variety of projects.
What inspired you to choose civil engineering as a career path?
I was introduced to civil engineering at a very young age. My dad is a civil engineer and I frequently visited his office and this is where I saw my first set of engineering blueprints. Once I expressed some curiosity in the field, my dad continued to encourage my interest in math, science, and construction. He would often explain his projects and site plans to me while working on his home office drafting table. When I was accepted to Bradley, I selected civil engineering as my major without hesitation.
What is your role at EEA?
As a Senior Design Engineer, I am involved in many facets of site development. I perform site design, coordinate underground utilities, oversee the permitting process and help clients solve an array of site issues.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Serving others through our clients. Our firm works on many healthcare campuses, schools, senior living facilities and colleges/universities. As consultants, our works helps owners achieve their project’s vision- improving the lives of people in their communities.
What is your favorite EEA project to date?
I’m currently working on a bridge removal project for a suburban residential development. As the prime consultant, our team is working directly with the owner on developing a project manual, performing the design work, leading the bidding process, and overseeing the construction phase. This project captures what I like most about working in this field, the variety of work we perform on any given day.
Outside EEA, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters on their sailboat.