Josh Wilson, P.E.

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As a kid, Josh took everything apart just to see how it worked. He learned basic plumbing and wiring growing up by helping his grandparents renovate their small restaurant. However, it was in high school that he attended a week-long summer engineering camp at the Peter Kiewit Institute and learned what engineers really do, eventually deciding it was the career for him.

Many of Josh’s most important lessons came from his mentors – both good and bad. These experiences push him to continue building as a leader so that he can mentor others, giving them positive support while avoiding setbacks. Other important lessons came from working on Creighton University’s School of Dentistry. The complex project pushed his boundaries as a young engineer, helping him grow through cross-discipline collaboration. A dental office, classrooms, and research labs all in one building – Josh learned what building integration and team communication is all about.

He believes these skills will only become more important as we move toward more green initiatives. Josh initiates early discussions with building owners about their sustainability goals and futureproofing options. By sizing electrical systems to accommodate greater building electrification and considering solutions like photovoltaic panels, a building can be designed to embrace a more sustainable future, even if owners don’t make the switch to renewable sources right away.

Highlights

  • Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Member
  • Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Member
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) Durham School Freshman Mentorship and Seminar Class Industry Mentor Since 2015
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) Durham School Team Design Class Industry Mentor and Evaluator in 2016 and 2020
  • 2021 Durham Museum Summer Construction Camp Volunteer
  • ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) Mentor
  • City of Oakland Community Center Revitalization Committee Member
  • 6-Gallon American Red Cross Platelet/plasma Donor as of 2022
  • Alvine Engineering and IP Design Group Sand Volleyball League Member

“I have a passion for mentoring. Like leadership, it’s about putting myself in the other person’s shoes. By understanding where they’re coming from, we can work together to get them where they want to go.”

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