Name: Giny Jacob, P.E.
Current Title: Senior Water Resources Engineer
Office Location: Atlanta (Alpharetta)
Years at GS&P: 6
It’s introduce a girl to engineering day! We want to introduce you to a female engineer at GS&P. Meet Giny Jacob, a senior water resources engineer in our Water + Environment market. Keep reading to learn how this Florida native prepared for a career in engineering while she was still in high school and the different roles she’s had since joining GS&P.
Where did you grow up?
Where did you go to school?
I received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida.
What made you choose your profession?
I loved math and science as a kid and knew early on that I wanted to become an engineer—despite my parents hopes and dreams for me to become a doctor! I started down a path towards engineering in high school as I was part of a magnet program that helped focus my course work in pre-engineering. I was also actively involved in the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering’s STEM program, which helped further prepare me for my college career. I wanted to work in a field of engineering that had a positive impact on my community and the environment, which is what led me to choose environmental engineering.
What drew you to GS&P?
I was really drawn to GS&P because of the people.
How has GS&P helped you in your career development?
GS&P’s management has given me the opportunity to work in many different roles over the course of my career. I started out in a supporting role working on master plans, conceptual designs and detailed design projects. Shortly after, I transitioned to a project professional leading technical design teams on a variety of projects. I now serve as a project manager with an integral role on some of the largest water resources projects in the south. I get to work very closely with our clients to collaborate and implement design solutions that provide process reliability, improved system performance, energy savings and sustainability.
What are the top three highlights of your life so far?
My highlights are meeting my husband, becoming a mother to two amazing kids and experiencing continued success in my career.
Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled and why?
Kerala, India is my favorite place that I’ve traveled. It is the home state of most of my extended family and one of the most beautiful places in the world!
What’s your personal motto?
“Success does not come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.” – Marie Forleo