I was very casually looking for a new job and logged into LinkedIn one day to see a message from Keith Flaherty asking if I’d be interested in discussing a position opening in NC. I checked Hallam-ICS’s website and liked what I saw. The previous few years had shown me that I liked working on complicated and detailed design projects like laboratories, and that seemed to be the space Hallam operated in. Getting into complex designs made me feel like I was doing real engineering work and I knew that was the direction I wanted my career to go.
I talked to Keith about a dust hazard specific position and we realized my experience at the time wasn’t a great fit for that position, but he let me know there were talks to grow the NC office with more mechanical engineers in the near future. I told him I was interested in the company and to keep me in mind if they ended up adding that position. A few months later my phone rang with a call from Jamie Spalding wanting to talk about a new mechanical engineering position opening up in Apex, NC. I had laid off on my job search for a few months but hoped in the back of my mind that I would hear from Hallam, so I was glad to get that call. After a few conversations I was offered a position that would help me continue growing my mechanical design skills while offering new opportunities for commissioning and process piping system design experience.
It’s been a month at Hallam, and I have already been involved with the commissioning and process projects I had hoped to grow into. I’m looking forward to seeing where my career goes from here.