Featured Employee – Quinn Richardson

Quinn is an Intermediate Project Engineer at RAM. He graduated with a degree in Integrated Engineering, specializing in Structural & Pipeline Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He is a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Quinn’s previous roles have involved managing multiple concurrent projects inclusive of implementation of rigorous closeout procedures; assembling project specific information; and implementation of quality and document control standards. He is recognized for having strong written and verbal communication skills with clients, vendors, and internal disciplines to deliver accurate and timely completion of deliverables. Quinn has been involved in multiple projects as an Assistant Project Manager and has conducted field visits and inspections.

Tell us about your role at RAM and how you became an Intermediate Project Engineer? What do you like most about it?
Since starting with RAM I’ve been involved in several projects, most notably the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery project. Working with the cost engineering team, my role has been to ensure costs are represented and forecasted accurately. I also help manage vendors to ensure on-time deliveries, specifications are met, and costs are kept to a minimum.

How has RAM helped you in your career development?

RAM is very supportive when it comes to it’s employees’ career developments. As an EIT, having access to EGBC’s MIT (Members-In-Training) program is really beneficial for me to get my P.Eng. (Professional Engineer) designation. Being surrounded by others in similar stages of their careers is also very encouraging.

What are 3 words to describe RAM?

Innovative, Feisty, and Adaptive.

What do you find the most challenging at RAM?
Balancing several responsibilities on multiple projects can be challenging, but ultimately it encourages good prioritization and time management.

What do you like most about RAM?
I like that everyone has bought into the goal of growing RAM into a force within the industry. It’s very motivating. For me, RAM offers work that strikes the right balance in the field of engineering. I’m gaining both technical and project management experience. I’m looking forward to growing with RAM!

Random facts?
Although born in Canada, I spent most of my childhood moving every few years abroad.

Favorite quote?
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans”

What are 3 career lessons you’ve learned this far?

1. Don’t be afraid to seek advice from your team.
2. In times of high stress, sufficient rest should remain a priority. You will function at a higher calibre.
3. Focus on what you can control. Don’t stress about what you can’t.

Interested in joining RAM and learning more about our Members-in-Training program? Head over to our careers page to learn more.