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 Macey Taylor. Here at RLG, Macey is a Civil Engineer Project Engineer.
Macey is 27 years old. She was born in Arlington and moved to Granbury when she was 7. In our interview Macey fondly recalled growing up with a river in her backyard and she was outside roaming around as much as possible. Macey graduated from high school a year early and attended Weatherford College and UNT for a year each before deciding to transfer to Texas Tech for Civil Engineering. Also, she proudly reported that both of her parents graduated from Texas Tech.
In her free time, Macey enjoys going to the gym or being outside by a pool, river, or lake. She is also obsessed with puzzles and games (board games, arcades, you name it). Right now, her main goal in life is to travel the world as much as possible. She of course plans to wait for COVID-19 to be less of a risk before she resumes this pursuit.
How long have you been at RLG? I will be with RLG for 4 years on June 6th. 😊
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here? My mom has always been an HR and helped research a few firms, small, medium and large with open positions. She told me about RLG and I met Stephen, Phillip and Abdullah at the engineering job fair. I just got a good vibe from everyone and felt like I would fit in well.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far? It is a toss up between White Rock Elementary or Equinix. Equinix was probably the most challenging with deadlines and working lots of late nights, while White Rock Elementary taught me a lot and was one of my first large projects.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG? Verbal/written communication. When I first started, I was terrified to do phone calls and have conversations with strangers. Now, I don’t hesitate to call and I have attended multiple lunch meetings, happy hours and networking events comfortably.
What’s your favorite thing about working in Civil Engineering here? I think we are a super fun group and everyone we have is very talented. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day? Bathroom routine... wash face brush teeth etc. Then, I feed both my kitties, open the window for the kitties to sit at and open blinds for natural light. Sometimes I will stretch or do a 5-minute workout.
What’s your workspace like? Minimalist? Homey? Neat? For my work from home space, it is not as neat that I like to have my workspace. I am set up on my dining table in a studio apartment. But I have a to do list marker board, stack of reference manuals and my bullet journal directly next to me I use regularly.
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working? I have a go-to playlist my friend made me. Other than that, I will go browse playlists on apple music.
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day? I would either go to a pool or six flags! I am a season pass holder... I upgraded to a premium membership last year haha.
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG? Be a civil engineer at another similar culture and sized firm.