Come Hell or High Water Award Winners for April and May

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McMillen Jacobs Water Resource Division is proud to announce our Come Hell or Highwater Winners for April and May. While navigating the new waters of COVID-19 these individuals stepped up to the plate, handled new challenges, and got the job done, Come Hell or Highwater. Please join us in congratulating Chris Curtis and Mike Hiatt!
Congratulations to Chris Curtis our Come Hell or Highwater Winner for April!
Chris Curtis is our lead electrical engineer with extensive experience in hydropower fire detection.
While our team was busy relocating to their home offices, Chris was making his way home from India. With travel restrictions and extra hurdles from COVID-19, Chris managed to make the trek home and without missing a beat jumped right into working on design upgrades to the fire alarm systems at USACE’s Ice Harbor Dam and Dworshak Dam. During this time, Chris also prepared for negotiations on the next phase at USACE’s Lower Monumental Dam, Little Goose Dam, and Lower Granite Dam.
Chris has been essential in assisting construction crews on site, negotiating new work, and overall production and quality at our ongoing projects. Chris has gone above and beyond, getting the job done, Come Hell or Highwater.
Please join us in congratulating Mike Hiatt our Come Hell or Highwater winner for the month of May!
Mike Hiatt has been with us for the last 6 years filling multiple roles and supporting our construction division. When asked to step into a superintendent role for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Colorado River Aqueduct Gate Installation Project, Mike accepted the new position.
Mike was not only responsible for managing a construction team while transitioning to a superintendent role but also responsible for ensuring the concrete work and 7 temporary bulkheads were installed during the scheduled shut down period. While adapting to a new position, managing his team, and meeting deadlines with limited resources; Mike Hiatt stepped up and got the job done before the high water was turned back on!