Burns & McDonnell (burnsmcd.com) is pleased to welcome three new employees to their Omaha office!

Patrick Midyett joins the team as a construction project manager for water projects at Burns & McDonnell. In this role, he will be supporting engineering, estimating, and operations with all aspects of project acquisition and execution. Patrick brings to the company 20 years of construction experience, primarily in the municipal and industrial water/wastewater market on projects throughout the Midwest.

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Patrick first moved to Omaha in 2005, where he met his wife, Katie. Together they have a sports-loving 9-year-old daughter, Anna. Patrick’s hobbies include attending his daughter’s golf, soccer, and basketball events, as well as hunting or anything else outdoors.

Jessica Thor will be working in the Transportation group as an assistant civil engineer. Within this role, she will assist with the preparation and design processes of various transportation projects around Nebraska. Some of Jessica’s tasks include preparing documents for projects, fabricating designs on software, and organizing project information.

The Lino Lakes, MN native graduated this past spring from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and recently moved to the Omaha area with her husband. In her free time, Jessica loves to cook, play board games, and spend time with her husband and friends.

Adam J. Aldana has been with Burns & McDonnell since 2016, though he is a new addition to the Omaha office. In Omaha, he will work with the Aviation & Federal group as a mechanical engineer. Adam specializes in the design of high-performance mechanical and plumbing systems for complex facilities, including aircraft hangars, laboratories, and operational centers for the Department of Defense. His responsibilities include the analysis of building thermal loads, modeling building energy use, performing life-cycle cost studies, researching code and standard compliance issues, and the design of HVAC and plumbing systems.

Having lived in Kansas City for the last six years, the Nebraska City native recently moved back to Nebraska along with his wife, Lauren, and son, Jude. Adam obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, an MBA from Rockhurst University, and a Professional Engineer license in Kansas.

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 10,000 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, and more to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, they offer full-service capabilities. Founded in 1898 and working from more than 60 offices globally, Burns & McDonnell is 100% employee-owned. Learn more at burnsmcd.com.