Alicia Bailey
Ms. Alicia Bailey
Team Leader, Sain Associates
Birmingham, AL
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I graduated from Auburn University in 1999 with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering. I have worked on a variety of projects involving roadway, utilities, and drainage. Currently, I am the team leader for our transportation group. We prepare projects for early planning, design the construction plans, and inspect and manage the construction.

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Latest Questions
  • Mary, Manila, Philippines asked Alicia Bailey, Sain Associates

    Added Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:43 AM

    Good day, Engr. Alicia. I have already graduated with a degree that is far related from civil engineering. I followed my parents' decision for me at that time. But now that I'm making my own money, I want to follow my heart's calling. I have always wanted to be a civil engineer. My mum is an engineer, as well and she didn't think I would survive engineering classes because I am not that good at maths and physics. But when I look at the buildings, bridges, tunnels, and contemplate how those are ...
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    Alicia Bailey, Sain Associates
    Answered Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:55 AM
    Thank you for your question. First off, your age should not matter in terms of going back to college. There were several people in my engineering classes who had either done the military or a different career prior to engineering school so there were ...Read More
  • Emily , Cary

    Added Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    I'm currently a Senior at NC State University studying Civil Engineering, almost done! I've considered going to graduate school. I've also really always enjoyed writing, and wanted to mesh together my interests and wanted to get a degree in public policy and engineering. I'm afraid if I get a graduate degree in public policy I can never use my engineering degree. Should I wait to go graduate school for policy, or I could go for engineering? I'm a little stuck, if anyone's had an experience ...
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    Alicia Bailey, Sain Associates
    Answered Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Congratulations on almost being done with your engineering degree!  I am not familiar with how to utilize dual degrees between public policy and engineering.  However, I don’t think you have to consider a completely separate degree just ...

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  • Markyla, Memphis,TN asked Alicia Bailey, Sain Associates

    Added Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Why did you choose engineering as your profession?
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    Alicia Bailey, Sain Associates
    Answered Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    When I was in high school, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do.  I thought something in health care would suit me so my mom set me up to talk with physical therapists, speech therapists, physician assistants, and pharmacists.  I ...

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