Recruiting bright, new talent to better serve proHNS clients remains at the forefront of our firm’s goals. We are therefore fortunate to welcome Jimmy Spriggs, a recent graduate and ambitious civil engineer, to our Juneau Office.
Jimmy moved to Juneau in October after accepting a civil staff engineer position with proHNS.
“We have challenged him right away by assigning him several roadway reconstruction design projects where he is tasked with designing the new roadway and underground utilities in AutoCAD C3D,” said proHNS Principal Engineer and Manager Lucas Chambers. “He is a hard worker and critical thinker, as evidenced by the questions he asks and the deliverables he produces.”
Since joining proHNS, Jimmy has spent most of his time designing two Haines projects: 2nd Avenue and Dalton Street. Both will use FEMA and State of Alaska funds to repair Haines Borough infrastructure damaged during a major December 2020 storm event.
“The FEMA-funded projects in Haines are good examples of the importance of thorough, sustainable design,” Jimmy said. “In my few months as an engineer in Alaska, I have already seen examples of design failures from previous decades that ultimately lead to more money, time, and resources being spent on road, culverts, etc. At proHNS, my first priority is to learn about these failures and how to avoid them, ensuring that the designs I contribute to are effective and long-lasting.”
Prioritizing sustainability and minimizing negative impacts to the environment are at the core of his design philosophy, Jimmy said.
Jimmy graduated from Saint Louis University in Spring 2022 with a degree in civil engineering. During school, he gained professional experience by working a year-long transportation engineering internship with the international firm WSP. He brings a strong understanding of traffic engineering – including future growth predictions, level of service analysis, Synchro modelling, and traffic simulations – to proHNS.
“Jimmy has already proven to be a valuable asset and we hope to expand his training next year on some construction projects in the region,” Lucas said.
He plans to take him Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam in early January.