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 Ruben Rivas. Here at RLG, Ruben is a Crew Leader on the Survey Team.
I was born and raised in Mission, TX, and came to visit Dallas/Fort Worth when I was 22, needless to say, I didn’t go back. I have a beautiful wife, and 2 children. My daughter recently graduated and has a career as a registered nurse, and my son is currently pursuing his degree in nursing. Before starting my survey career, I was in the supermarket industry for 15 years. On my off time I like to spend it outdoors and hunting, anything I take back home I usually eat. I prefer to cut the meat and make smoked sausage, chorizo, and jerky.
How long have you been at RLG? I have been with RLG for 6 years.
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here? RLG provides the work life balance that I need.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far? Hatada Ranch, the overall project was complex.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG? That teamwork is essential.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your Department here?. I have always been an outdoors kind of person, and I can do that here.
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day? Get a cup of coffee
What’s your workspace like? I keep it homey.
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working? Aldo Nove by Fantasy
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day? Probably enjoy the outside with a round of golf.
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG? Probably working in the same type of firm, continuing my career in surveying.
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.