Pankaj Saharia took a road less traveled to be a Civil Engineer in the United States and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was born in a small state in India called Assam and emigrated to the United States in 1990. He received some background education in engineering in his homeland, but he needed another degree to start working in his new home, so he went back to school and earned a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering, a field he started his career in on the way to becoming a civil engineer.
Civil engineers like Pankaj Saharia primarily focus on designing large structures and infrastructures such as roads, water treatment plants, tunnels, and bridges. They are usually involved in all aspects of planning and construction, mapping out blueprints as well as budgets. Most people who want to be civil engineers start the process in high school by focusing on subjects like math, chemistry, and physics. From there, students earn a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a university that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and getting licensed as a Professional Engineer.
Pankaj Saharia has designed many bridges and other infrastructure projects in and around his community.