Kathryn possesses seven years of experience in mechanical systems design with a focus on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and sustainable elements. As an RTM associate, she effectively designs and manages projects from concept to completion within the retail, commercial, education, healthcare and residential markets. Kathryn also plays an essential role in the firm’s business development efforts, excelling in cultivating and maintaining relationships with her dedication to client satisfaction and her in-depth knowledge of the A/E/C industry.
In addition to her exceptional project management and client relationship skills, Kathryn possesses the devotion and patience to serve as a technical advisor and mentor to developing engineers at RTM, overseeing and managing their completion of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection designs.
Kathryn received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in sixteen states, including Iowa; a Registered Energy Professional in Chicago; and an ASHRAE member.
What do you like best about working at RTM?
RTM’s work hard, play hard atmosphere matches my own personality. Everyone comes together to learn from and teach each other so that we share knowledge and continually strive to be the best engineers. RTM focuses on team comradery with studio outings and philanthropic work with community service projects. The company is extremely flexible with personal schedules, and makes each employee feel like he or she belongs.
What do you bring to RTM?
I’m a very focused and driven person. I continually expand my knowledge bank to bring different perspectives to problem solving and be a reference to engineers and clients.
What was one of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on?
My first project at RTM was the implementation of a 1,800-ton chiller data center project. Not only was it interesting by industry standards with the critical design and complexity of equipment, but it also was a magnificent experience as a green engineer. The project was unique in that there was an existing small system in place and it needed to be phased over to a much larger system. There was much to consider, and since it was a mission critical data center, we needed to engineer for worst case scenarios and think outside the box. The project both built my knowledge bank quickly and laid a good foundation for having different approaches to every project and thinking ahead for future building and client needs.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I love adventures. My husband and I drove from Chicago to Dead Horse, Alaska (farthest northern point you can drive to in Alaska), and we’ve gone on many other road trips around the U.S. Also, camping, hiking and scuba diving are hobbies of mine.
Kathryn is based in RTM’s Davenport, Iowa, office and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.