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Mr. Christopher Mark Seigel, P.E., M.ASCE

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Mr. Christopher Seigel, P.E., M.ASCE


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Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-30-2023 11:17 AM
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What should a mid-level engineer with a Professional Engineering license expect in a job interview, in terms of what the company may expect from them and their license, and how can they prepare to effectively communicate their qualifications and readiness to meet those expectations? I imagine there ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-26-2023 01:38 PM
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I've been on a few mid-level interviews in the past year. My take is that the interviewer expects you to be able to discuss your current work and work history. As the person being interviewed, I also think its reasonable for you to ask about the following things: level of responsibility you will ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-24-2023 04:40 PM
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I think another low-hanging fruit is to constantly be trying to network in some form. Whether that involves meeting new people in your industry or reconnecting with old ones. This goes hand-in-hand with another topic I posted in the past called something like "interviewing when you already have a job". ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-24-2023 04:39 PM
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Thanks. Sounds like that is one thing that didn't change. I don't think the physical reference manual was much help with concept questions either. However, I did occasionally find something in my textbook that (I think) helped me find the correct answer. Which is the resource that you and future engineers ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-18-2023 08:33 PM
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I am curious as to who has used or interacted with Chat GPT. If you have no idea what this is, check out this article by business insider: If you still aren't sure what ChatGPT is, this is your guide to the viral chatbot that everyone is talking about or better yet, try it yourself at OpenAI I myself ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-18-2023 08:32 PM
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A lot of great answers here. I would agree that most companies will appreciate that you are interviewing them just as much as the other way around. Not only is it acceptable, I would say its preferable because it shows the candidate wants to be selective in their own job choosing, is able to think, and ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-18-2023 12:46 PM
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Its also worth asking "do you really need a change-maker for the role for which you are hiring?" There are many tasks out there which are downright dull, and the reason you are making a hire for them is because you or someone else doesn't want to perform that work in the first place. Even with a great ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 01-18-2023 12:46 PM
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Thanks Armando (and Madison for starting this topic) Did you feel that any knowledge from resources outside of the searchable PDF were required for the CBT? Such as the codes or standards you referenced?  I took the pen and paper test a few years ago and recall having most of what I needed in the CERM ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 12-28-2022 01:35 PM
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I imagine that finding the right balance for the seating was tricky since some people might know everyone and others might not know anyone, but I really like the intentionality of the idea. A +1 is always nice too. I don't usually use that benefit either since I'm pretty comfortable without it but I ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 12-16-2022 03:50 PM
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By now it is likely that most of us have been involved in some sort of holiday party hosted by an employer. I thought it might be interesting to hear about some holiday party success stories and some lessons learned as well. This post can apply to holiday parties, gift-giving stories, bonuses, etc. ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 12-12-2022 10:31 AM
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I can think of at least two coworkers who try to make answering my questions a priority even if the questions are frustrating and even if they are busy with other things that require more time. Its been tougher due to remote work to focus on the human aspect of these things but I think this is a good ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 12-12-2022 10:31 AM
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I think there is value to having enough physical space to thrive as well. Even in a group that did not have much real estate, our team (when we were not remote) used to find ways to "decorate" our area with memes, inside jokes, and other such things to make the group feel like "our own". I'd like to ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 12-12-2022 10:30 AM
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Hey Bill, I suppose that the first thing that needs to happen is that the atmosphere needs to exist where the employee feels comfortable sharing a bit about their culture, in order for the workplace to find ways to support that culture. I can think of the cases when we had co-workers who were Muslim ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 12-04-2022 11:04 PM
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Working with someone who is going through a difficult time can be challenging. The types of situations I am thinking of could be a coworker who has suffered an illness or death in the family, had to undergo a surgery or serious medical procedure, or is simply new to the job and the area, and moved there ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 11-22-2022 08:14 PM
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Now that about two years has passed since this topic was posted, I wonder if anyone has made any changes in their habits?  I still think the nuances of digital culture and manners are funny this far into having remote meetings. The unnecessary complexities of my own habits in these rituals is not lost ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 11-11-2022 05:50 PM
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I've only been using the service for a few months now and thankfully have not needed to replace any bad hard drives during that time. Its my understanding that you can retrieve the backup from the cloud, or you can put down a deposit and they will mail you a physical hard drive containing your data that ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 11-10-2022 07:23 AM
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Hey guys, I recently started using Backblaze. Its a subscription service to unlimited cloud storage for one PC. I'm not a fan of subscriptions but all things considered, I find this one worth it as I think it is about $7 a month. The way it works is that it makes a copy of every file on your computer, ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 11-06-2022 06:57 PM
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Thanks for sharing! That sounds like a great example of going the extra mile and making improvements to the work of those who came before you. ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------
Posted By Christopher Seigel 11-05-2022 08:33 PM
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On Nov. 5, 1852, twelve esteemed engineers gathered at New York City's Croton Aqueduct to establish what would become the American Society of Civil Engineers. Here's to our collective impact and the limitless future of our profession.  In honor of ASCE day, I wanted to share one of my first ideas that ...
Posted By Christopher Seigel 11-03-2022 10:10 AM
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Hi Nooraldean, Your reviewed resume is attached. Good work. Chris ------------------------------ Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE Civil Engineer ------------------------------