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Connecting Great People to the Best Work: Mike Ivy and Lindsay Stephenson

Thursday, 30 August 2018

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Kleinfelder is committed to connecting great people to the best work.  The benefits from this commitment are two-fold – our clients are assigned the best and most appropriate technical resources for their projects, regardless of location; and our staff are not limited to work within one region, rather they are given the opportunity to pursue work that interests them and will expand their expertise and knowledge.

Mike Ivy is a Civil Engineer from our Raleigh, NC office. When Mike joined Kleinfelder seven years ago, he was exposed to many different types of projects for transportation, energy/solar, industrial, commercial, and municipal clients.  When Mike was assigned to a mining project in NC, he jumped in with both feet, demonstrating an aptitude and interest for the work.  Now Mike serves as an engineering design lead within Kleinfelder’s mining program, supporting mining clients in Tennessee, California, and Florida, with project work focusing on the clients’ active quarries (limestone and sand), making improvements to the current volumetric models, and generating ultimate life pit models for plant managers to enhance their overall day to day operations and delivery.    

As an engineering design lead within Kleinfelder’s mining program, Mike is responsible for understanding each plant operators’ needs to better serve their business; mentoring junior staff to teach pit modeling and grading techniques; and managing active projects’ scope, schedule, and budget. “The most interesting part of mining work to me is the 3D modeling, designing haul roads down hundreds of feet into the ground using AutoCAD Civil 3D techniques, and the unique/niche work that it offers,” said Mike.

Lindsay Stephenson, an Air Quality and Environmental Compliance Engineer from our Raleigh, NC office, is currently supporting an industrial client in Richmond, Virginia with developing a comprehensive compliance system for new hazardous waste storage and disposal regulations.  Lindsay is responsible for assessing the client’s current hazardous waste practices, developing a robust compliance system to manage hazardous waste, and training laboratory personnel on new regulations and requirements.

In addition to her strong background in environmental compliance and hazardous waste regulations, Lindsay was given the opportunity to lead this project because of her desire to diversify her project experience and broaden her state-specific regulatory knowledge. “By working in different locations within the United States, I am able to meet new people, work on a greater variety of projects and expand my knowledge of state-specific environmental regulations,” explained Lindsay. The project in Richmond allows Lindsay to collaborate with a wide range of professionals including state regulators, environmental engineers and laboratory technicians.  “I enjoy the challenge of gathering information from all invested parties in order to create a sustainable compliance system,” said Lindsay.

Andrew Hadsell, North Carolina Area Manager, noted that “Mike and Lindsay are examples of how our people leverage the Kleinfelder culture in ways that provide opportunities for diverse work in scope and geography, while promoting continued career development.  Their enthusiastic approach to their work, focus on safety always, and commitment to being excellent partners for our clients are all factors that have led to them being able to work without geographic boundaries.  I have found that here at Kleinfelder, we are genuine about connecting bright people to great projects.”

About Kleinfelder
Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is a leading engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm.  Kleinfelder operates from over 60 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.  The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.