Marc Eide continued his family’s engineering legacy when he joined Hubbard as a field intern in 2015 on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project in Atlanta, GA. He joined our team full-time as a Construction Engineer a year later and has continued to expand his knowledge and skillset with our Orlando operations ever since. Marc talks about the career opportunities available in the paving and construction industry and his aspirations as a dedicated Hubbard team member.
Q: What made you pursue engineering?
A: As far back as I can remember, I have always had a fascination with construction and how things were built. It wasn’t until late college that I discovered my uncle, second uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather were all engineers (some Freemasons). Engineering seems innate in the family.
Q: What drew you to the civil construction industry over other engineering fields?
A: My first love in construction was residential construction. When I enrolled in college in 2010, we were still recovering from The Big Short. I realized that homebuilding probably wasn’t the most stable for a career. I took an intern position with a roadbuilding contractor, C.W. Mathews, in Atlanta. Quickly, I realized that I enjoyed it. The market was exciting, booming, and backed by government budgets. Further research led me to learning about the infrastructure crisis we have in the United States. Job security seems likely.
Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
A: Coordination of resources for the number of projects we have going on is definitely the most challenging aspect of my job. It truly amazes me how we consistently pull it together when we work together.
Q: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The most rewarding part is being able to say that we are a part of real human history, from major projects that will last for the next 100 years, to the famous Disney and Universal projects, to enhancing county roads in our community.
Q: What are your aspirations within this company?
A: As of right now, I easily see myself as a 20+ year Hubbard man. I don’t have a ceiling or limitation set for myself.