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by | May 30, 2018 | Employee Spotlight

Is your son or daughter the next innovator in the world of engineering? Will they transform the current landscape, build smarter bridges, or design more efficient means of transportation? At NCI, it’s our goal not just to fix our current transportation problems, but to inspire, encourage, and support the next generation of engineering experts. Why do we put so much time and effort into our neighborhoods? Because giving back to the community and developing the leaders (including engineers) of tomorrow reflects NCI’s core philosophy that a company is only as strong as the people it supports. The employees at NCI are passionate about more than just building bridges and fixing roads – they care about the communities in which their projects are built, and work to help develop vibrant, interconnected and safe places for people to live. Giving back to the community is not just a goal at NCI, it’s a way of life, and it is reflected in the passion of its employees to connect and engage with others.

Joshua R. Mihelcic, PE, PS

Joshua R. Mihelcic, PE, PS

Project Engineer/Surveyor

One of NCI’s top engineers, Joshua Mihelcic, PE, PS, who is both a registered professional engineer and surveyor, recently took time out of his workday to visit Bethel Local Schools in Miami County. A graduate of the University of Dayton, Mr. Mihelcic has spent over 14 years working on survey and engineering projects at NCI. He is also the Treasurer for the Miami Valley Chapter and State Chapter of the Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, Inc., and has numerous continuing education certifications in the areas of mapping, roadside training, right-of-way development, and legal principles for surveyors, to name a few.

Drawing on his years of engineering experience, as well as his role as a father, Mr. Mihelcic “engineered” an interactive, fun and engaging Career Day presentation for the students in his son’s 1st grade class. Focusing on civil engineering and surveying, he introduced them to the field of work, and gave them an idea of what they might do on the job if they ever pursued engineering/surveying in college. Not only did the kids have a blast, but they got positive exposure and encouragement to pursue a career many see as daunting or out of their reach.

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Want to learn more about NCI and our involvement in the community? Keep up to date with our monthly newsletters (sign up HERE), follow us on LinkedIn, and check in at our website.

Want to give back? Join NCI in making the USA a fantastic place to live! Check out the links below to view thousands of opportunities across the country to pay it forward, and engage in your own community. In the words of Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a LIFE by what we give.”

Volunteer Match


Matching inspired people with inspiring causes.


Dream Big

Help to put a copy of the Dream Big: Engineering Our World film and educational toolkit in every public school in America.

Community Engineering Corps

Help impoverished communities design engineering solutions.


Architecture for Humanity

Help bring design, construction, and development services where they are most critically needed.

Engineers Without Borders

Empower communities to meet their basic human needs.


Short-term, volunteer-based GIS services to underprivileged communities.


Engineers for a Sustainable World

Collaborative action to impact local and global sustainability challenges.

Habitat for Humanity


Build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


About Joshua R. Mihelcic, PE, PS

Project Engineer/Surveyor

Mr. Mihelcic has been involved with a number of transportation projects, and specializes in the areas of roadway design, drainage, traffic control, maintenance of traffic, and right-of-way design.  On past projects for ODOT and other local agencies, he has completed services for every phase of the design process, from topographic survey and establishment of the existing conditions, to development of the final design plans.  His specific right-of-way experience includes courthouse research, right-of-way determination and property line resolution, right-of-way plan preparation, legal descriptions, closure calculations, and monumentation.  Mr. Mihelcic also serves as a professional surveyor, and has performed topographic, supplemental, drainage, construction staking, ALTA/ASCM, boundary, and static/kinematic GPS surveys.

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