Kyle Bareither named 2018 Young Engineer of the Year
Mr. Bareither grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with three older brothers. His parents and older brothers were instrumental in helping him to be his best both academically and physically, and led the way to a STEM-related career. Once he completed high school, he decided to pursue an advanced degree at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) in the upper peninsula of Michigan, following one of his older brothers who was currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree. Mr. Bareither decided to focus on Environmental Engineering while at Michigan Tech, providing him an avenue to practice his problem-solving skills in addition to pursuing his love of chemistry and nature.
Mr. Bareither began working with NRT in October of 2007 (NRT was purchased by OBG in 2017, and OBG recently became a part of Ramboll in 2019). He has now been with them for over 11 years. His focus is on the evaluation, investigation, construction feasibility, and remediation construction implementation at former manufactured gas plant sites. Mr. Bareither also focuses on the environmental forensic evaluation and assessment of large sediment sites for allocation work. These concentrations allow Mr. Bareither to utilize his passion for both engineering and chemistry.
Mr. Bareither has also made Milwaukee his home during his professional career. In 2008, he purchased a condo on Milwaukee’s east side, and later moved to a home in Glendale. Milwaukee also keeps him close to his family’s property near Eagle River, which is his favorite place to escape from the City. In Mr. Bareither’s free time, he enjoys playing ice hockey, weight lifting, yoga, and fishing. He also has a passion for volunteering for non-profit organizations.
Following treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010, he became very involved with the local chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He has participated and organized a team every year following treatment for their Light the Night Walk held annually at Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Park. He also is an active member of the local American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wisconsin Section, Southeast Branch, currently serving the role of President. Since getting involved in ASCE, Mr. Bareither has helped promote STEM-related careers in the greater Milwaukee Area through classroom visits, the YMG’s STEM Expo held annually at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), and the many STEM Forward events held annually.
Mr. Bareither continues to expand his technical knowledge in the discipline of Environmental Engineering through his position and project work at OBG, part of Ramboll, while also giving back as much as possible by being an advocate for STEM-related careers through local programs and by providing support for those affected by cancer.