Archive for March 2018

HBK Got in the Game

On Monday March 26th, 6 HBK employees sat on a leader panel to discuss their career pathing with the teen leaders from Girls in the Game. The day started off with an ice breaker to introduce the  leaders to leaders followed by interview questions. Over lunch teen leads networked with panelist and toured the HBK facility. Thank you to Girls in the Game teen leaders

WEN first Professional Development Event

Yesterday HBK participated in WEN’s first professional development event that took place at the GTI facility. Members and non-members were invited to tour the GTI facility, network, and listen to Marge Anderson, EVP of Seventhware. Ms. Anderson discussed “A Squiggly Line: The Vocation of Leadership for Women” and opened the floor to questions.

Construct 2018 Career Fair

The 2018 Construct class attended a career fair on Friday March 16th at Kennedy King College. Over 40 companies were present as candidates walked the space to speak to HR representatives of each company.  HR representatives shared career opportunities for their companies and what to expect when a candidate goes through the hiring process. HBK is proud to support Construct.

HBK runs Engineering Overview

Yesterday HBK employees Eric Bergstrom, Sr. VP/Director of Chicago Operations and Dan Rest, Division Manager, ran Engineering Overviews for Construct candidates in the construction path. Candidates were walked through what engineering was and how we use it everyday, how to problem solve and identify constraints, data collection and generating the design, and how to identify utility lines in a drawing.      

HBK participates in GCDPC

HBK joined several other companies at this year’s 20th anniversary Excavator breakfast. Guest speakers included: Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner of CDOT, Randy Conner, Commissioner of the Department of Water Management, Michael Simon, Deputy Commissioner of CDOT, Lori Flores Rolfson from Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, Derek Boeldt, Deputy Chief Engineer at CTA, and Mike Parilac from Planet Underground.        Congratulations to the following awardees: Contractor of the

North-Grand High School Career Day

On February 23rd, HBK Engineering employee, Camden Breeding P.E. presented at North-Grand High School to Mr. Richard Moore’s senior level Civil and Architectural Engineering class as part of an Engineering Week partnership between HBK Engineering, NSPE-IL, and Chicago Public Schools. The students are enrolled in a pre-engineering curriculum which prepares them for college level STEM courses. The presentation focused on the role the electrical grid

HACIA Utilities Industry Panel

On Tuesday March 6th, HBK joined HACIA members and other construction industry professionals at the HACIA: Utilities Industry Panel Discussion and Networking event.  The event took place at East Bank Club Chicago. It provided an opportunity to hear directly for representatives from companies in the utility industry on current projects and obstacles as well as network for future opportunities.                                          

Construct: HR Panel Discussion

On Friday March 2nd,  HBK’s HR recruiter joined several other companies HR staff to share the various opportunities within the companies candidates have for hire. Construct candidates asked about career paths, what skills and qualities companies are looking for, application process, and testing requirements.      

HBK Honored at Erie House: Future of Promise Dinner

Last night HBK had the honor of joining Co- Chairs, ComEd president and CEO Anne Pramaggiore and PNC Illinois president Scott Swanson, at the Erie House: Future of Promise Dinner. Congratulations to the honorees: Diversity and Inclusion Award: Cheryl Harris, Senior Vice President, Allstate Insurance Company Community Innovator Award: Ron Kaminski, CEO,  HBK Engineering Corporate Impact Award: Charles Matthews, President and CEO, Peoples Gas Thank you

HBK Employee Volunteers in Guatemala

HBK employee, Brian Shepherd, traveled to Guatemala to volunteer at the Mayan Families foundation. Brian traded his engineering duties to help improve the health of the Guatemalans. Guatemala lacks the basic essentials of water treatment and this has led to severe health problems. During his time, he focused on organizing the pharmacy, creating an itemized inventory, removing expired medications, categorizing and labeling all the medications by treatment