Meet Kara Beaudoin, Senior Engineer

Author: Alan R. Hughes, RG, LG, PG Published: September 25, 2019

Kara Beaudoin Senior Engineer at MFAWhere are you from and where do you live now?

I consider myself to be from both Chicago and California, and now happily call North Idaho (and the Kellogg, Idaho office!) my home.

What do you do at MFA?

I support the Coeur d’Alene Trust with the ongoing remediation of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site. In that role I plan and oversee the completion of remedial investigation, complete remedial action design reviews, and prepare long-term strategic planning and budgeting for the site. I also provide civil engineering and construction management services to a number of other industrial clients.

What’s rewarding about your job?

I find my career most rewarding when I am able to make a client’s job easier. Whether it’s generating innovative solutions, providing just-in-time staffing support, or finding cost savings, at the end of the day if the client is satisfied and I’ve been able to remove obstacles or headaches for them, I feel that I’ve done my job well.

Why is what you do important?

I often work with clients that need MFA’s help with environmental remediation. When I help clients remediate contaminated sites, I am helping restore some of the damage done to our finite natural resources. It’s work I feel is really important, and it’s work I am really proud of.

What skills do you bring to your work?

Aside from typical engineering skills, I bring strong communication skills, big-picture thinking, and project management expertise to my projects.

What do you like to do off the clock?

I love to golf, cook, and brew beer in my off time.

If you were not a civil engineer, what would you be?

Since my golf game isn’t good enough to be a professional, I’d probably use my interest in math and finances to go into financial management.

What’s on your bucket list?

My bucket list is full of world travel adventures.

Contact

Kara Beaudoin

Senior Engineer

(208) 784-1088