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 Eric Alvarado (Chappie). Here at RLG, Eric is an Engineer on the Structural Team.
Howdy! Born in Kansas, but most of my childhood was in Guanajuato, Mexico where I attended school up to the 7th grade. I then moved back to my now hometown, Lubbock, where I attended high school and college. I attended Texas Tech University and received my B.S. in Construction Engineering, and M.S. in Civil Engineering. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, riding the bike competitively and socially to enjoy mother nature, and trying to visit as many places in the world as possible.
How long have you been at RLG? 5 years.
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here? Texas Tech COE Job Portal (Job Grid). After a little research and interviewing here at RLG, this firm proved to be different than most others. RLG has that small firm feel, yet a wide variety of project types to work on, from small retail projects to high-rises and all types of structural materials.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far? I would have to say Bakers Row mixed-use student housing in Alabama. This project has it all: underground parking, elevated PT slab, PT slab podium, wood framing…
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG? Work hard, play hard.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your Department here? The people I work with
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day? Get coffee.
What’s your workspace like? Minimalist? Homey? Neat? A mess, lots of random stuff spread throughout. Ex. Ironman cup with a fake banana over its head.
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working? Not necessarily a song, but my classic rock playlist.
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day? Take a trip somewhere and go for a long bike ride
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG? Traveling around Asia.
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.