RLG has amazing employees in its ranks: from industry influencers, travelers, marathon runners, animal lovers, and community leaders. The Employee Spotlight highlights the talented individuals who work here. Each week, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.
For this week’s Employee Spotlight, we spoke with Andrea Pender. Here at RLG, Andrea is the Director of Business Development.
I grew up in Indiana and graduated from Purdue University. After college we moved to Florida and then, as they say, “I got to Texas as quickly as possible!” In my free time I love reading, snuggling with our dogs, trying new vegan recipes and restaurants, and working out with my husband.
How long have you been at RLG? I started in January of 2018.
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here? I met Stuart at a clay shoot. I knew transitioning to a role solely doing Business Development would be a perfect fit.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far? The most memorable project has been Equinix Data Center. It was the first project I won for RLG and it started out fast and furious – and I’m not sure it ever let up! Construction is now complete, and the engineers did an amazing job on this project. It was nice to see it come full circle.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG? People want to learn. I’ve learned to give them the tools they need and they will succeed.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your Department here? I work with all of the departments since I am business development! I like getting to know everyone and helping them with business development plans.
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day? I check my email.
What’s your workspace like? Minimalist? Homey? Neat? My desk always looks like a big mess throughout the day, but everything gets filed and put away by the end of the day. I like to start with a clean slate every day.
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working? I need a quiet space without distractions to really get a lot of work done.
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day? I would grab a good book and read by the pool after our triathlon training was done!
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG? Anything involving the outdoors or vegan food! Travel writer? Food writer? Hiking guide?
About RLG Consulting Engineers
Founded in 1953 by Raymond L. Goodson, Jr., RLG Consulting Engineers specializes in civil, structural, surveying and forensic engineering. For more than 65 years, RLG has been recognized as one of the top engineering firms in Texas for their ability to attract and retain a talented, experienced team. Known for thorough and meticulous work, RLG has designed major projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and throughout the country. The staff of more than 80 employees, includes professional engineers holding licenses in 47 states, graduate engineers and registered professional land surveyors.