Yamil Sandino, EIT

Designer – Phoenix

Where did you attend college, and what did you study?

I went to the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (National University of Engineering) located in Managua, Nicaragua. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

What drew you to working for Civiltec?

Civiltec is a solid engineering firm that keeps growing and has a good reputation for their quality work. From the very beginning of the application process, I appreciated how seriously I was taken as a candidate. The team looked beyond my written résumé and gave me the opportunity to put my foot in the door as a civil engineer. For that, I am grateful.

What do you like best about working at Civiltec (so far)?

I enjoy the work environment at Civiltec. Everyone in the Phoenix office has been very welcoming and friendly, and the same can be said about people working in other branches of Civiltec. My coworkers are easy people to work with. You can sense their respect for your work, and at the same time they offer support to help you keep improving. I also really like the flexibility offered with Civiltec’s work schedule.

What are some of your favorite types of projects to work on?

My primary project consists of reviewing utility conflicts with Southwest Gas Company’s gas lines. This has given me the chance to be exposed to a wide variety of development and construction projects. I look forward to being part of the design process for other Civiltec projects in the near future.

When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?

First and foremost, I prioritize spending time with my family. I also watch soccer games. I grew up playing soccer and baseball, and still play when I have the chance. I love music, both listening to and playing it; in my family, music is part of our lives. I enjoy being active, working out, and running. Last but not least, traveling and visiting new places is one of our favorite activities as a family. Most recently, we visited Belize for our “baby moon” celebration.