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 Easton Turner. Here at RLG, Easton is an Engineer in Training on the Civil Team.
I was born and raised in Lubbock, and went to Texas Tech. I graduated in 2018 with my BS in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering and moved to Dallas right after. I have two sisters and became an uncle this past March. In my free time, I love getting outside and golfing, skiing, hanging out with friends, or running with my dog, Chip.
How long have you been at RLG? I started at RLG in January 2019, so I am approaching 2 years.
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here? I found out about RLG before the job fair my senior year at Texas Tech. I was attracted to the variety of projects and the idea of being able to see them through, beginning to end. I reached out expressing interest in the Land Development team, and within a couple of weeks, I had gotten and accepted an offer.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far? The most challenging project I have worked on is the Smithfield Elementary replacement and Northeast Parkway extension. This project is being built right now in North Richland Hills and consisted of designing a site for a new elementary school which could be built next to the existing elementary. The existing elementary will then be demolished upon completion. The Northeast Parkway extension is located about 15 to 20 feet away from the school and was designed concurrently to compliment the new school while balancing the cut/fill of both projects.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG? The most important thing that I have learned at RLG is flexibility. There is never just one “right answer” to a problem. The key to being a good engineer is finding the most cost-effective solution to satisfy all the parties involved in a project.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your Department here? I love all the people in the civil department. There is such a wide variety of personality and never a dull moment.
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day? I cannot even open an email before having a cup of coffee.
What’s your workspace like? Minimalist? Homey? Neat? I’d like to say that I keep a perfectly organized workspace, but it is typically cluttered with all different colors of pens and highlighters, sticky notes, and plan markups.
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working? I have a pretty varying taste in music, so there’s no telling what will come on when I hit shuffle. A few of my favorite bands are the Turnpike Troubadours, Grady Spencer & the Work, and Greta Van Fleet.
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day? I would find a tee time for a morning round of golf, then try to convince some friends to skip work for a patio happy hour.
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG? If I weren’t working at RLG, I would love to do something working outdoors.
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.