Oil patch bits: PND Engineers Inc. welcomes new hires to its team
PND Engineers Inc., in Anchorage, said Sept. 9 that it is pleased to welcome three new hires in recent months. Itís tough enough to start a new job. Try stepping in just in time to go into lockdown, in response to COVID-19 guidelines. PNDís latest staff additions are undeterred and have embraced their new roles with aplomb. Weíre lucky to have them, the company said.
Tanner Stephens earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2019. He joined PNDís civil team in Anchorage in March - just days before staff began working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic - following a year as a project engineer with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Office of Design and Construction. At PND, he has been working on the California Creek fish passage and connecting Anchorage trails projects.
Addison Yang, born and raised in Anchorage, earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2015 and is currently completing his masterís degree remotely. Previously a project engineer and design engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation, Yangís projects since joining PND have included a Washington Department of Transportation project with Kiewit to replace a culvert under the I-5 highway with a fish passage, while minimizing impact to motorists and the local community.
Obadiah ďObiĒ Dawson, EIT, grew up in Juneau and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, earning his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering this past spring. He is interested in structures and previously interned in transportation and civil site development. His recent assignments include structural calculations for the Wendell Avenue temporary trestle.