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Mid-City hires Project Engineer Shelby Knostman

Shelby Knostman - MidCity - Columbus, Ohio

We’re excited to share that Shelby Knostman has joined the Mid-City team as a project engineer.

Although originally an Ohio native, Shelby relocated from Augusta, Georgia, where she worked at Carolina Power as a project manager. While there, Shelby managed hospital and government projects as a part of the electrical contracting team. Her responsibilities included leading team meetings to improve communication among subcontractors and customers, managing project budgets, schedules, and job specifications; and overseeing electrical installations. Prior to working at Carolina Power, Shelby worked directly for an owner at a large healthcare system in Georgia as a low voltage project engineer, where she oversaw construction projects and acted as the liaison between the hospital, vendors, and general contractors.  Before shifting to the construction industry, Shelby spent two years as a quality engineer for Textron Unmanned Systems and Specialized Vehicles, a manufacturer of aviation and industrial products. While there, she worked heavily in the quality improvement realm, where she was engaged with the product life cycle from engineering design to full production.

In her new role as project engineer, Shelby has been working closely with Project Manager and Estimator Sage Householder to learn the Mid-City ropes. Her day-to-day tasks include estimating work order tickets, taking off new drawing sets, reviewing current changes to ongoing projects, and assisting with the scheduling of site work for subcontractors and vendors. Shelby comes from a family with a construction history, as her father was a superintendent for a general contractor, while her grandfather was an estimator for a structural steel and fabrication company. “I like understanding how things work and the kinds of innovative techniques that the construction industry utilizes,” Shelby said. Shelby is a 2015 graduate from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minor in Ceramics.

For more information on employment opportunities with Mid-City, contact Ryan Dew, director of human resources, at rdew@midcityelectric.com.