One of the great benefits of being a part of UES as we grow are the expanding opportunities to advance your career, including the chance to relocate and continue to stay with the UES family. Field Technician Juan Garcia has done just that, and shares his experience with us here:
“My current role in UES is a Field Technician at the Sarasota branch, where my responsibilities include ensuring the client receives inspections and/or testing for materials such as soils and concrete, as well as special inspections that require that they follow specifications per the engineer’s request. I began my career four years ago in North Carolina, including two great years at SUMMIT’s Raleigh office.
“What I like most about my work is that it always keeps me on my toes, traveling to various job sites, looking at different types of inspections and helping to ensure that things go smoothly. I try to learn as much as possible to climb the ladder so that I may become a Master of Special Inspections.
“What made me want to transfer to Florida was mostly because I saw opportunity for advancing my career as well as to be closer to family. I reached out to HR to see if transferring was possible. I knew that UES would help support me in allowing me to expand my skills even more.
“After arriving to Florida, (other than Hurricane Ian being the first thing I experienced not even a day later!), I found it to be nice change of pace from the busy city life of Raleigh, and I am enjoying the nice calm beaches here in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. I am also fitting in just great with my new team of UES coworkers since I bring four-and-a-half years of experience as well as five certifications that allow me to bring a fresh pair of eyes to help with projects. I offer my assistance without any hesitation because I am always willing to learn!
“If you’re someone who is considering transferring regions or offices, I strongly promote it since everyone is very helpful with the process and will help you each step of the way. I recommend reaching out to HR and finding out which region or office would be a great fit for you, since UES is always promoting jobs that need to be filled across all its regions. Overall, it’s been a very smooth transition, and I am glad that UES offers the chance to help advance my career even further. I can't wait to see what the future holds for me and this company!”