Community & Industry Involvement

June 24, 2024

Lochner Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

In honor of Women in Engineering Day, we proudly highlight Tampa Project Manager Kara Van Etten, PE, who has been a valued member of the Lochner team throughout her career. Over the past four years, she has served as a consultant at District 7 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), acting as an in-house GEC Project Manager representing Lochner. In this role, she managed an array of projects ranging from pavement-only resurfacing projects to segmental viaduct design-build projects. Kara also has extensive experience in Structural Engineering, with expertise in new construction, reconstruction, and rehabilitation designs for concrete and steel bridges.

In her recent return to Lochner from FDOT, Kara secured her first project win, the Dale Mabry Highway Rehabilitation project, which involves rigid pavement rehabilitation and minor highway design. We celebrate Kara’s accomplishments and all the talented women on the Lochner team whose contributions help us achieve our mission of improving life in the built and natural world.

“There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing my project come to life and seeing the positive impact it makes on my community,” said Kara. 

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