PMA People

Q&A with our People

Kaushik Varma

, Boston

What are you passionate about and how do you pursue that passion at PMA?

I am passionate about tackling a diverse range of challenges from a construction and project management standpoint. PMA, being renowned in multiple industries and disciplines within construction, allows me to work on a wide variety of interesting projects. PMA has also been supportive with my professional and personal progression.

What current project(s) are you working on?

Currently, I’m working on multiple projects for MassDOT District 5; University of Miami’s Frost Institute of Chemistry & Molecular Science; Harvard University’s Enterprise Research Campus; and Harvard University’s North Allston Storm Drain Extension Project.

Who/what inspires you to push yourself?

I am forever grateful to my parents for giving me a great childhood. They inspire me on to do and give my best every day. A special shoutout to my mom for introducing me to the wonderful world of novels at a young age!

What are the most positive aspects of working at PMA? Or Share your impressions of PMA’s culture.

My favorite aspect about PMA has to be the PMAers that I get to work with on a daily basis.

What is something innovative happening in your industry that makes you excited about the future?

Leveraging data analytics in construction is an exciting trend.

What university or college did you graduate from?

I earned an MS in civil engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and a B.Tech in civil engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

What is your favorite local establishment/feature?

My favorite so far is the Delux Café in Boston.

Provide a fun fact or secret talent about yourself?

A secret talent of mine is that I like to curate awesome and distinctive Spotify playlists.