Big-D Pacific Announces Hire of New Project Engineer

Big-D Pacific, a subsidiary of Big-D Construction, recently announced the permanent hiring of Saylee Khawale, a current intern who will join the company as its newest full-time project engineer.

Khawale brings extensive industry experience to Big-D Pacific. During her time in India she worked as an architect for four years and a BIM specialist for one year just before coming to the U.S. in 2020. In those positions she worked on commercial, industrial and residential projects ranging anywhere from $1 million to $14 million. 

Khawale graduated with a master’s degree in environmental engineering in 2018 and a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2015 from Savitribai Phule Pune University in India. Currently, Khawale is continuing her education at Cal State East Bay as a student in the construction management master’s program where she will graduate later this summer. 

“We’ve been very impressed with Saylee since day one,” said Ken Mitchell, president of Big-D Pacific. “We couldn’t be happier to bring her on board permanently. Her team-focused mentality and fresh perspective are admirable and will be huge assets to our team.”

In her new role as a project engineer, Khawale will be responsible for supporting the project team in performing the technical aspect of managing the construction project—primarily assisting the project manager with ensuring on-time, within the budget, and on-schedule project completion.

“Working with Big-D Construction as an intern has been a great learning experience,” said Khawale. “Big-D fosters an open communication workplace, and everyone here is very approachable. It was a challenge coming from a different background but everyone on the team helped me with this transition. They have always encouraged me to learn and take responsibility, promoting my growth. I’m thrilled to take the next step in my career with Big-D.”


Located in Pleasanton, California, Big-D Pacific is part of the Big-D Construction family of companies, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT and includes 12 affiliated offices in different locations throughout the United States. Focusing on the company’s core values – Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Achievement – all Big-D units work to enrich the lives of customers, consultants, employees and community as a whole.

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