Women Engineers Advance the Profession

Women in Engineering: Nina Mahjoub

We constitute a strong base of savvy women engineers helping shape Holmes into an exceptional place. We provide valuable contributions to the fields of structural and fire engineering as we advance our careers in a transparent, inclusive workplace. As part of a close-knit office community we prioritize our interests and talents, and we hold our leadership capabilities in high regard.

Women in Engineering: Holmes Structures
Principal Nina Mahjoub leads a site visit
Parisa Nassiri, Woman Fire Engineer with Holmes

I’ve grown in technical and business development aspects of my career. While doing analysis and research, I’m also client facing and leading presentations. I’m comfortable asking questions and have great resources. 

Parisa Nassiri — Senior Fire Engineer

Women in Engineer: Megan Stringer + Katy Faix
Associate Principal Megan Stringer with Principal Katy Faix

When we begin our careers at Holmes, we hit the ground running. Right from entry level employment, we have opportunities to learn about all sides of the business. New engineers are entrusted with ample amounts of responsibility early on: we apply big picture problem-solving across projects, interact with clients, attend site visits, and lead pitches and presentations. As we learn by doing, we are comfortable asking questions and seeking resources company-wide. We feel valued, empowered, and excited to come to work and apply ourselves.

Jamie Steinman of Holmes Structures, Women in Engineering

I actively contribute to the design world and can step into any direction I want to go.

Jamie Steinman — Associate Principal

At the senior level, women engineers are making strides across passions and skill sets. Our achievements include founding and running the Holmes Los Angeles and Portland offices, chairing professional committees, acquiring senior licensure and managing high-profile projects. We undertake complex analyses and simulations, write board papers, and set the company tone culturally as Lead People Managers. We call upon each other to represent the firm’s voice at industry conferences. We also encourage participation in Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity committees, which delve into gendered experiences and issues within the profession.

At Holmes, we track pay equity in regards to gender and position annually. We are driven to take on managerial roles and hold fast to becoming principals and partners at Holmes. Across the board, we are positive, proactive role models for our current colleagues and the next generation of engineers.

Holmes women engineers onsite with CEO at mass timber project in Mountain View
Onsite at a Confidential Corporate Campus
Principal Jennifer Eggers
Principal Jennifer Eggers

Women in Engineering: Megan Stringer
Megan presents on reducing structural embodied carbon

More Perspectives

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