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 Becky Scholes. Here at RLG, Becky is a Staff Accountant on the Admin Team.
The saying “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could” is my mantra. I was born in and spent most of my life in Utah but jumped at the chance to move to Texas last summer. I’m a lifelong Cowboys fan and this great State has always had a mysterious hold over me. I studied English and Accounting in college but have grown a love for engineering, having worked in the industry for the better part of a decade. I love traveling and learning about the world, so I spend most of my free time at home reading or watching documentaries. I’m a go all in, live everyday to the fullest kind of person. You never know when it will be your last chance to do or say something so it’s best to take the opportunities you’re given.
How long have you been at RLG? I started June 17th, 2019 so I have been here almost exactly a year.
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here? We moved to TX from Utah last year where I worked at a similar engineering firm. I found RLG while searching for jobs during that process. I wanted to work at RLG because I love working in the engineering industry. Engineering firms just feel like home.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far? So far the most challenging, but also most rewarding, thing has been streamlining our billing process. We’ve managed to clean up the process so it’s more efficient and hopefully less confusing on everyone involved.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG? When in doubt, call to clarify instead of email. A lot of confusion can be cleared up in a short 5-minute phone call vs. increasing frustration and time to resolve an issue with multiple emails.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your Department here? My coworkers. Our friendship and respect for each other shines through in the work we can do.
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day? Turn on my computer, get coffee and check my email
What’s your workspace like? Minimalist? Homey? Neat? I try to start and end the day with it neat but depending on how hectic the day gets my desk can get cluttered quickly
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working? The music I listen to while working depends a lot on my mood for the day. If I need to be super productive I switch between country and classical cello music. Think Yo-Yo Ma. But if I’m feeling frustrated and need to resolve an issue it’s usually something more intense like Eminem. Moral of the story, if you hear Eminem coming from my earbuds, it’s probably best to stay away.
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day? Before Covid-19 my answer would have been to wake up early, have a cup of coffee on my patio and then spend the day exploring Dallas with my family. Now, I would say wake up early have a cup of coffee on my patio and then spend the day at home hanging out with my family. Listening to music and eating good food all day.
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG? I would love to have a bakery/tea shop that specializes in British style desserts and teas. Feeding people baked treats is one of my greatest pleasures.
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.