Walsh Construction's Erin Schultz is one of Chicago's Most Notable Women in STEM
Walsh Construction's Chief Engineer Erin Schultz was recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as one of this year's Most Notable Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Erin was recognized for her skills and expertise that have helped advance Walsh as a company, as well as her active participation in the community.
As chief engineer at Walsh Construction, Erin specializes in alternate project delivery methods on large complex transportation and bridge projects. Most recently, Erin was the driving force behind the Walsh Construction and Fluor Corporation joint venture team winning the Chicago Transit Authority's Red and Purple Line Modernization project. She championed the innovative solution to incorporate a precast segmental concrete box girder superstructure design which allowed for significant cost and schedule savings to the project.
An Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer, Erin has utilized her knowledge base to introduce different technologies in order to develop unique, innovative and cost effective solutions for many construction projects, including: the Merchants Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri, the I-395 Signature Bridge Project in Miami, Florida, the Ohio River Bridge Crossings in Louisville, Kentucky and the Daniel Boone Bridge Project in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Erin is also part of The Walsh Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and serves as a mentor for the Walsh Group Leadership Initiative program. Erin has participated as a panelist for the Key Note Presentation at the Midwest Conference for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and also in multiple STEM mentoring programs, including First Lego League robotics and Lumity STEM Collaboration for Women in Engineering.
Erin also led a partnership through the Bridges to Prosperity organization and led a volunteer team consisting of Walsh Construction and International Bridge Technologies employees to construct a pedestrian bridge in a remote village in Chico Challoma, Bolivia.
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