As a society, we cannot avoid the extreme hazards Mother Nature produces, but we can design and plan facilities to manage them.
Hydrology & Hydraulics Discipline Lead Carmen Bernedo Sanchez is based in the Denver, Colorado office, but she grew up in Peru. She loves international experiences and is happy to travel. Carmen recently explained to STEM Workforce Diversity magazine that the global reach of our firm is one factor that makes it a good choice for young talent.
Carmen was one of five women recently interviewed for the publication’s civil and construction engineering feature, Building the Nation’s Future. She is featured alongside other professionals from Nordic PLC Construction, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, KBR and HNTB.
“The magnitude and complexity of the projects we work on is remarkable, and I love it. Working for a global company allows me the benefit of working on a geographically diverse business portfolio and provides an additional level of challenge and opportunity,” she told the magazine.
Carmen’s childhood in Peru influenced more than her love of travel; the location is prone to earthquakes and flooding, which helped to spark her interest in hydrology, hydraulics, river engineering and dam safety.
“As a society, we cannot avoid the extreme hazards Mother Nature produces, but we can design and plan facilities to manage them,” said Carmen.
Content was originally published by MWH Global, which is now part of Stantec.
About the Author
Carmen Bernedo Sanchez is a principal engineer and expert in the disciplines of Hydrology, Hydraulics, River Engineering/Restoration and Dam Safety. During her two decades as a civil engineer, she has been responsible for and led of a wide range of large water-related projects and studies worldwide.More Content by Carmen Bernedo Sanchez