Spotlight on the Women in Renewable Energy at Blattner Energy – A Civil Engineer
|This month we feature Civil Engineer, Adinda.
She shares how her work keeps her energized and why she thinks Blattner’s culture is awe-inspiring.
If there’s one thing that’s marked Adinda life, it’s embracing the challenge.
From her personal travels around the world, to her field work throughout North America with Blattner Energy, Adinda’s ability to adapt to new challenges has kept her energized.
As a field engineer during her first two years at Blattner, Adinda worked on wind projects around the country. She recently accepted a new office-based position within the company and has transferred to Blattner’s corporate office in Avon, Minnesota and now works as a civil engineer. Adinda now spends her days with the engineering team focusing on design work and developing safe and reliable structures for solar energy projects.
Adinda earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Windsor in Ontario and a Master’s in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia.
“I knew I was good at math and science and wanted to really do something with it, and I wasn’t going to let the fact that I’m female sway the direction of my career path,” remarked Adinda. “I’ve always said I wanted to (somehow) make a difference in the world. I would advise others to not be afraid of the challenge – Why not you?”
Today, as a woman in a male-dominated field, Adinda reminds herself that she has earned her position. Her field experience is an invaluable asset as a civil engineer, and her attention to detail complements her work when she is drafting structural plans.
“There are ample opportunities for advancement, and Blattner is invested in training and building their team with experienced personnel. It’s a good way to keep your experienced employees engaged and loyal.”