Employee Spotlights

Our Collinsville and Belleville offices continue to advance Volkert in the engineering and real estate industries. Customer service is essential to expanding our footprint while not remaining comfortable with the status quo, rather striving to make ourselves better than yesterday. Growing up on a Midwestern farm taught me to have a strong work ethic. I never regret a hard day’s work, and it is always a good rule to treat folks as you want to be treated. Trust from our customers may get work in the door, but a quality deliverable keeps our customers coming back.

Roger OsthoffCollinsville, IL

“I began my career at Volkert three years ago and have since had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects as a Traffic Engineer. The projects I work on are varied and diverse in nature and size, allowing me to constantly learn and gain valuable experience. I also enjoy working with various Department of Transportation agency clients. From my recommendation, my sister also began her career at Volkert as a Hydraulics/Hydrology Engineer.”

Jennifer NearyAlexandria, VA

“Numerous times throughout my almost 20-years with Volkert I have been asked why have I stayed so long? The answer is simple, it is opportunity. I have always been afforded the opportunity to manage my growth and to succeed. Whether I was just starting with the company and managing several projects, managing next years’ marketing pursuits, planning for entrance into new markets or disciplines, or combining several groups or offices, I was allowed to develop and manage the plan to succeed. Along the way there have been ups and downs. During the ups we adjusted the plan to maximize the upside, during the downs we adjusted the plan to minimize the downside; however, it was always my plan, my responsibility, my plan to succeed.”

Michael OsipovTampa, FL

“I joined Volkert 6 years ago with approximately 25 years of experience in the transportation industry in both construction and design. I was familiar with all of the firms in the Baton Rouge area and selected Volkert due to the size of the firm and the good relationships I had developed with Volkert’s staff on other projects. I was interested in working on design-build projects. Some firms did not have the financial backing to allow them to compete in this type of project delivery system. Volkert has a thriving design-build practice, they compete well in the market, and our leadership is actively engaged in supporting these efforts. I enjoy my work with Volkert, and enjoy the professional advancement which I have been afforded!”

Jan EvansBaton Rouge, LA

“I joined Volkert in 2003 and have enjoyed being part of the firm’s growth each year. As an employee-owned company, we have achieved steady, sustainable growth that has provided our associates with a stable work environment, opportunities for professional advancement, and great retirement benefits, including stock ownership. Our size and experience provide us the opportunity to compete for large, complex projects. That challenges our current associates and enables us to recruit the best new talent.”

Mike HarperMontgomery, AL

“Volkert has afforded me the ability to use and develop my construction administration experience as well as grow in other areas professionally.  I made the transition to Volkert one year ago, after five years in the public sector, and have enjoyed the relationships I have been blessed to cultivate both within the company and with our clients.”

Jamal AtkinsRaleigh, NC