Omar Masood is an engineer with Parametrix's Portland Community Building Team. He has nine years of industry experience and has worked at Parametrix for one year. He recently earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license. We asked him about his career, favorite project, and advice for others pursuing their PE license.
What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?
I always loved math, physics, and earth science classes in high school, which led me to studying civil engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The idea that engineers assess important needs and provide efficient solutions across different facets of society made me want to become a civil engineer. Knowing the design effort that went into a roadway or sidewalk that people use all the time without realizing how much it takes to construct ... (more)