proHNS welcomes skilled Staff Engineer to Juneau team

Ethan Roemeling, EIT, is the newest member of proHNS’s Juneau office. With seven years of Southeast Alaska design, inspection, and materials testing experience under his belt, Ethan’s portfolio of skills has already made him a cornerstone of our success since joining the firm in late June.

Having grown up in Juneau, Ethan is committed to bettering his home community through both his professional and volunteer work. Though he is Juneau Branch President of the Alaska Society of Civil Engineers, his philosophy of professional success doesn’t involve titles, awards, or high-profile megaprojects.

“People don’t often think about the roads they drive on, the water they drink, or the waste that they produce,” he said. “I believe that the best testament to a good civil engineer is for their work to exist and provide a benefit to their community, and yet be completely unnoticed.”

proHNS Principal Engineer Garret Gladsjo, PE, said Ethan’s work ethic and easy demeanor have allowed him to mesh seamlessly with other proHNS team members. Upon his hiring, Ethan immediately began work on AK DOT&PF’s Egan Drive 10th to Main Street Improvements projects, providing materials testing and construction inspection. With construction season winding down, he is now taking a lead design role on the City and Borough of Juneau’s Calhoun Avenue Reconstruction.

“His background designing and inspecting CBJ projects has brought valuable new perspectives to our team,” said Principal Engineer Lucas Chambers. “proHNS has benefited from his AutoCAD skills, understanding of constructability, and attention to detail as he tackles one of our most challenging design projects to date.”

proHNS appealed to Ethan because of its size and location: the firm is small enough to allow for daily collaboration with owners Garret and Lucas, but large enough to offer opportunities to work on challenging state and federal projects.

Ethan plans to sit for his Professional Engineer licensing exam by the end of 2020.