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McFarland Johnson staff attending an aviation-based conference.

project is the first of its kind in the United States. MJ led a multi-disciplined team providing full service (MEP, structural, civil, environmental, and transportation services). The bridge component of the project is the first in the world as it will be able to carry the projected 500-meter ton tower sections. This has never been done before. TZL: What benefits does your firm offer that your people get most excited about? CN: Being an employee-owned firm is probably number one. Staff also like the internal “Rising Leaders” program where people can move up quickly and make an impact faster. MJ actively supports employee owners in their personal and professional development in a variety of other ways too. For example, we cover the cost of necessary preparation and testing for professional licensures, industry registrations, and other certifications, and more. We also survey staff each year and mostly, staff love the exciting projects they’re involved in and love the people they’re working with at MJ. TZL: In one word or phrase, what do you describe as your number one job responsibility? CN: President of recruiting. I am working to make MJ an amazing place to work and to grow our culture. We recently changed our core values to one main core value – people – that includes staff, clients, and the people in the communities we serve. We base all of our decisions on how it will benefit and affect each group. If there are more negatives than positives, we have our decision.


We offer HBCU Micro-Internships

■ MJ has a commitment to professional growth for all

■ MJ offers incentives for participating in STEM student presentations “While we may have more people working a hybrid schedule now than compared to pre-pandemic, it has not really had much of an impact on the policies per se. Hybrid scheduling just makes sense. It’s an effective tool for people to balance their careers and personal lives.” TZL: Your website states, “We positively impact people’s lives every day.” Can you provide me with a recent example that serves to illustrate this? CN: People interact with various forms of infrastructure every day. We seek to constantly improve that interaction and improve our environment. We recently completed the award- winning Marmen – Welcon Offshore wind tower manufacturing plant project for the Port of Albany in New York. This project brings together Marmen Energy from Quebec Canada, and Welcon from Denmark who will operate this facility. This

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