Meet Shane Lowe, the newest member of our Water / Wastewater Team!
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.
Shane: My name is Shane, and I’ve been interning with Klingner over the past year. I feel very blessed by God to be joining the full-time team. The real world experience I’ve gained here as I pursue a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri – Columbia has been incredible for me. As a former high school teacher, I greatly enjoy the plethora of learning opportunities this industry offers and the chance to work with so many creative people. I’m am eager to set to work on our diverse range of upcoming projects!
Q: What do you enjoy most about the types of projects you work on?
Shane: There’s an opportunity to learn something new with every project, and the variety of things that come across my desk (and get me out of it) are constantly expanding my creativity and attentiveness to design and detail.
Q: What piece of advice would you give someone choosing the same career?
Shane: Don’t settle for learning how to do things at simply a “good enough” level. Keeping an open mind and assuming there’s something more to learn will open doors, increase your ability to do meaningful things, and make your job that much more enjoyable. Never stop learning!
Q: Why did you decide to join the Klingner team?
Shane: I sincerely appreciated the opportunity to do relevant and impactful work during my internship. We’ve got a great (and rapidly growing) team here in Columbia, and the location of the new office works out great with my family’s needs. The thoughtfulness of my supervisors and flexible schedule allows me the time to mentor younger students and to be meaningfully involved with my community here in mid-Missouri as well.
Q: What is your favorite hobby?
Shane: My favorite hobby is making musical instruments. Banjos are my favorite at the moment, and the pastime provided a fun teaching tool when I taught high school physics and history.
Q: If you could pick up a skill instantly, what would it be?
Shane: If I could learn a skill instantly, it’d have to be great self-teaching, since almost every other skill develops on the back of having an inquisitive and attentive mind. Something I discovered as a teacher was that learning is absolutely a talent that can be developed with practice.