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Understanding Your Customers, Communicating Effectively and Other Tips for Success

Project Engineer Allison Blake, Water Purification and Resource Recovery, provides tips for succeeding in the engineering profession in American Infrastructure magazine’s January/February issue.

“Working on water and wastewater treatment plant design and construction projects taught me quickly what kinds of skills are required to succeed in a highly technical field,” she writes. “The engineering knowledge is essential, but principles like ownership and communication are just as important.”

Her advice in “Empowerment for Success" includes:

  • Understand your customers.
  • Take responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups.
  • Project confidence.
  • Learn continuously.

“In our industry, it’s essential to explore new tools for improving the ways we deliver projects for the communities we serve,” she writes.

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