Employee Spotlight Photo of Sara Bateman featured with her dog on a sunny day outside

Meet Sara Bateman, EI – Design Engineer & Outdoor Runner Enthusiast

What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?

The team here. The size and work environment was what I needed when I first started as an engineer. There were types of projects I could become invested in from design to construction, and that was an experience I wanted to be a part of, especially as a young engineer.

What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?

What makes a good team and the real life application of design as an engineer. It’s not something that can be obtained without just getting out on the field and working with different types of people and entities. The team here has been supportive, professional and allowed for a lot improvement in my professional career.

What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner & why?

Typically the fall time because that is often when construction begins and when we start diving into design work. It’s rewarding.

What’s the coolest thing you are working on & why?

I recently was a part of a marine wharf improvement project, and that was new and educational.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you recently (this week, this month, this year)?

My sister and her daughter visited for a few days.

How many different states have you lived in?

Three – Arizona, Utah, and Florida.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

A salmon salad with mixed greens and berries.

What kind of pet do you have & how did you choose to name it?

I have a dog named Rupert. I enjoyed the Harry Potter series – the books and movies when I was younger. The actor for Ronald Weasley is named Rupert Grint.  That’s who he’s named after.

What are three things still left on your bucket list.

I would really like to visit Banff, see the Northern Lights, and revisit Holland.

Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.

Compression for my legs, antiseptic, and a good knife.

What characteristic do you admire most in others?

Honesty, curiosity and the ability to reconsider concepts and accept feedback to help propel things forward.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Some type of scientist or a teacher.

What’s one of your most ridiculous/nonsensical fears?

Taking these types of questions too seriously.

Words to live by? Favorite quote? Why?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” There are a lot of problems to be solved, mysteries to unravel, and needs to be addressed. Being a part of that pursuit has helped stem a lot of value and motivation in my life, and this quote often reminds me of that.