Eva Mich is an aviation engineer based in CMT’s Kansas City office. She joined CMT as an intern in 2020 and came on board as a full-time team member in 2021. She holds a degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T.
What has your CMT journey been like?
So far, my journey with CMT has been a great learning experience. Every day, I’m introduced to new processes/tasks while trying to absorb as much information as possible. In the eight months I’ve been with CMT, I’ve gained experience not only in the design aspect but also in field work after assisting on an eight-week taxiway reconstruction project at Wheeler Downtown Airport.
How did your CMT internship prepare you for full-time work?
My internship prepared me for full-time work here at CMT by “throwing me in the deep end,” as Ty Sander would say. As an intern, I quickly became involved in assisting design teams for various projects. I was able to gain experience working with Civil 3D and MicroStation, both of which I was unfamiliar with prior to my internship. I was also able to visit a few ongoing construction projects including Camdenton Memorial, Springfield-Branson, and Lebanon Municipal Airport where I learned fundamental construction management responsibilities.
What kind of work do you find most fulfilling?
I find both design work and construction observation most fulfilling. I enjoy the creative and team-oriented side of designing a plan set, as well as watching and learning the construction processes involved in bringing CMT’s plan sets to life.
What is a typical day in the field like for you?
A typical day in the field for me consists of logging daily field book entries with detailed activity notes, quantity measurements, and subcontractor information, as well as creating daily progress reports and providing daily updates for our clients at the end of each workday.
What are your favorite aspects of CMT’s culture, and why?
My favorite aspects of CMT are the work environment and people. For how diverse CMT is in services, levels of expertise, and culture, I admire how quickly help is offered to anyone who needs it, whether regarding a specific project or additional resources. Because of this culture, I’ve become comfortable reaching out to my fellow co-workers with any questions I may have, which I feel has allowed me to grow and learn faster as an engineer and CMT employee.