Employee Spotlight – Michael Wahba
Michael Wahba joined Nexus PMG as a senior project engineer in 2018 after spending 13 years at Jacobs Engineering and Flour Corporation. After growing up in Simpsonville, SC, Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. There he met his wife. They now have two daughters and a pomeranian named Sadie. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors, playing sports, and swimming.
During Mike’s time with Jacobs and Flour, he supported various industrial projects as an electrical engineer and later a lead project manager. Michael brings a well-rounded set up of project development and engineering skills to the Nexus PMG team. We’re excited to watch him continue to develop our team’s capabilities and serve our clients with innovative ideas and approaches as manager of engineering through the Nexus PDS business line, a position he was promoted to in 2021.
How did you first learn about Nexus PMG and what made you decide to join the team?
I have known about Nexus since its early days of development. Some of the management team and I used to work together for an EPC firm in the late 2000s. When the timing and opportunity presented themselves, I was able to make the switch and join the team.
What’s your favorite part about working at Nexus?
- The ability to use skills and knowledge already developed from previous experience and apply it in an innovative and new project workspace.
- Our company size allows us to be nimble and flexible with each project approach.
- We have an awesome management team that works hard for and with you.
- Our office space in downtown Greenville is both historic and beautiful.
How do you balance your career and family?
It’s a juggling act for sure. I balance them by sticking to a defined schedule which satisfies my family and my career simultaneously.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
To take things more seriously and challenge myself a lot harder.
It’s Saturday morning, and you have a free day. How do you spend it?
If it’s a warm summer day, I would start by playing with my daughters at the ball field, followed by a few hours at the pool and grilling out later that evening.
What’s the best career lesson you have learned so far?
The number one lesson I learned is to ask questions if you do not know something. Early in my career, I would be shy or timid to ask about something I did not know or feel embarrassed about. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
How do you define success?
Success is a moving target, and everyone’s definition will shift as they go through adulthood and life. Having said that, during any stage in life, I define success through happiness, health, family, and friends.
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