John Nail, P.E.

Project Manager

License: P.E. in Indiana

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2010

What is your favorite project that you have worked on in your career?
The Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Design/Build Project for the Virginia Department of Transportation. This was a $2 billion project which will alleviate congestion in the existing I-66 corridor outside of Washington D.C. and provide convenient public transit options for commuters into our nation’s capital.

Who has been most influential in your career?
My dad.  He taught me the importance of a strong work ethic and getting the job done without complaining.

What character trait do you possess which makes you a great engineer?

Proactive and positive communication.  Many engineers are introverted and dread talking to both clients and the public.  I enjoy getting out and talking to people about projects that effect their communities.

What is your favorite historical feat of engineering?  The Golden Gate Bridge.  It’s a majestic structure in a majestic setting.  It’s astounding to think it was constructed 80 years ago.