Industry Folks – Juan Borjon, PE, Materials Project Manager, Terracon, Pharr, TX
SOUTH TEXAS – Juan Borjon, an Edinburg native, decided to become an engineer in high school. He was gifted at math and had counselors and teachers advising him of the career path.
He went to UT Austin and graduated in 2009 with a BS in civil engineering. Unfortunately, that was the same year the recession was making its biggest impact.
“It took me a whole year to find a job,” he says.
However, he persevered and worked for two engineering companies in the Valley before joining Terracon in 2014.
And now, he has achieved the designation of licensed professional engineer.
“It means that all the hard work and the push from family members has come to fruition,” Borjon says. “I feel that I have accomplished this and I’m proud of it and of the help I received from family and friends.”
The designation comes after two exams – one before graduation and one taken after four years of working under a professional engineer.
“Both tests are hard!” he says.
Borjon is a materials project manager for Terracon in the Pharr office. His responsibilities include overseeing daily operations on several CMET projects, including recording data and preparing daily reports of construction materials engineering and testing. He also directs the efforts of technicians and subcontractors on projects and ensures all services are responsive to client needs.
Borjon says his biggest mentor is his mother.
“My mom is strong and she perseveres,” he says. “She has showed me that you keep fighting regardless of what life throws at you. She raised us with dedication and hard work.”
Borjon is still single and is looking forward to his new status as something that will help him in his professional, as well as his personal, life.
When he’s not hard at work, he enjoys watching sports, going to the movies and hanging out with friends. –cw
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