Why I’m passionate about my job | Meet Jeff Fox

A Boilermaker through and through, Jeff Fox studied engineering and surveying at Purdue University and is a civil engineer in CBBEL’s Indianapolis office. He is an integral part of our award-winning design team, working closely with both private and public sector clients. He likes to dig deep to find the root of the problem and design solutions that will last. Currently he leads the charge on our state-wide fluvial erosion hazard mitigation team. In addition to his hard work preserving Indiana’s rivers and streams, Jeff is an avid cyclist, logging nearly 2,500 miles every year in Burke’s bike to work program.

1. What are you most passionate about in this job?

My job allows me the opportunity to provide or improve vital infrastructure in communities. Whether the work involves sewers, streams, trails, or bridges, it is nice to know we are benefiting people and the environment.

2. Other people don’t find this exciting, so why do you?

What’s exciting is that our projects come in all shapes and sizes, demand different schedules, and offer varying levels of complexity that there is rarely any repetition. We get to spend a lot of time in the field as well, walking in and along streams, climbing dams, and watching our designs become reality.

3. Why is working for Burke different than anywhere else?

I think we all share a unique sense of pride to be working for the leader in water resources engineering and a responsibility to maintain that reputation. We also have a ton of fun, perks, and a bike to work program that is second to none.

4. How long have you been doing your thing?

I’ve been doing my thing at Burke for a little over 6 years.  I worked for another firm for about 4 years before joining Burke.

5. What, in your opinion, is the most important take away for your clients?

 The most important take away is that we are committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations from our first meeting to final completion. We pride ourselves on being responsive throughout the project, more than just an email address, and in our abilities to develop innovative, cost effective solutions in support of our clients’ goals.

6. If you could be any natural feature, what would you be and why?

It would be fun to be a river or stream, seeing all of the other natural features as I meander my way across the various landscapes.