PRO-FILE: James Kelly

May 31, 2016

Get to know James Kelly, a project manager at Michael Baker International

James Kelly
Surface Water Project Manager | Alexandria, VA

Jkelly.jpgWhat is your role at Michael Baker?
Project manager in stormwater and H&H projects.

What do you find most challenging about your job?
Keeping up with the ever-changing stormwater regulatory requirements.

What has been the most rewarding project you've worked on at Michael Baker? 
Working on the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) improvements for the Navy in the Hampton Roads area.

What does a day on the job look like for you? 
Balancing the management of all my projects while fielding technical requests/questions.

What made you want to pursue this career field? 
Water is everywhere, and attempting to tame it in a responsible manner intrigued me.
Now the fun stuff...
Favorite TV show?  The Walking Dead

Last book you read?  Not necessarily a book but the most recent graphic novel I read was a volume of The Walking Dead.

What is one accomplishment that you're most proud of?  It  may be a common one for us engineers - obtaining my PE license.

What is the number one thing on your bucket list?  Skydiving, tandem of course.

Winter or summer?  Summer!