Adeola Giwa

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Giwa

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:57 am

Giwa

Adeola Giwa

Assistant superintendent of Milwaukee operating group

M.A. Mortenson Co.

Age: 31

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Education: Bachelor’s in civil engineering from Marquette University. Master’s in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation and construction management from Marquette.

Previous position: Project engineer at Mortenson

Best thing about your job?

“The complexity of the projects. I am currently working on Froedtert’s Center for Advanced Care vertical expansion. When we do a great job, it seems seamless and the hospital appreciates that we don’t impact the patients or anyone’s daily routine. There is gratification of getting the job done without the hospital noticing we did it.”

Did you always want to be an engineer?

“No, no, no. I wanted to be an astronaut and work at NASA or be an actor. I still do some acting now. I just auditioned for a few shows and I’m currently waiting to see if I’ve been cast. “

Biggest surprise moving to Milwaukee?

“There were a lot of things. How nice everyone was. How many people say ‘hi’ to you, who don’t even know you. How slowed down it was. And the amount of drinking.”

In your spare time?

“I like to work out and do obstacle course races like the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race.”

Ultimate career goal?

“At the end of the day, I want to be a really good senior superintendent. I don’t know if I want to go further than that. I think the further up you go, the further away you get from enjoying what you were doing in the beginning.”

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