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Colorado Public Works Journal Spotlights Flatiron Project Engineer

A big honor for Colorado District Project Engineer Caitlin Kaltenbaugh. She was named one of Colorado Public Works Journal’s “Top Women in Colorado Construction.”

In the feature, the Houston native discusses one of Flatiron’s most important tenets for project success: strong communication. “I work closely with my superintendents, project manager, crews, subcontractors, owners, and other stakeholders to ensure that everything is being planned and executed so everything continues on budget and on schedule,” Kaltenbaugh explains in the Journal spotlight.

“Clearly very skilled and well respected”

Jo Taylor, the managing editor of the Colorado Public Works Journal, says Kaltenbaugh was a natural selection for the feature. “As a board member of Women of Asphalt, I first met Caitlin at one of our events. I was impressed with her ability to talk about her work and how she manages projects alongside her male colleagues. She is clearly very skilled and well respected,” Taylor says.

Taylor is a veteran in Colorado’s construction industry. She says the women selected for the feature are people she knows have developed stellar professional reputations.

Publication heavily followed by several influential owners

Project Manager Matt Tolsma, who works alongside Caitlin at Flatiron’s Exit 11 Interchange Improvements Project, says being honored by the Journal carries heavy significance. “The Colorado Public Works Journal plays a large role in the influential Colorado Contractors Association, and is closely watched of all of the state’s high profile owners.”

Katlenbaugh joined Flatiron in early 2018, and was promoted to project engineer in 2021. While her passion is for building bridges, she has worked on a variety of different Colorado projects, including the State Highway 7 to State Highway 72 Project near Estes Park, and the nearby County Road 44 Repair & Crossings Improvement Project.

As she states in the spotlight, you can often find her and her fiancé watching shows on HGTV. She originally came to the Centennial State to study and play soccer at the Colorado School of Mines. She ended up being named team captain her senior year.

When asked what was the greatest part of this recognition, Kaltenbaugh doesn’t hesitate: “My favorite part was being reminded that there’s a huge community of intelligent, capable, and passionate women in the industry that can inspire and support each other!”

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