A Day in the Life of Nick Lieder

PM Environmental’s Regional Manager of Site Investigation Services sits down with us to provide a glimpse into his role, as well as share some of his hobbies.

Q: Name, Title, Location

Nick Lieder, Regional Manager of Site Investigation Services, Berkley, MI

Q: Tell us a little about your role and what you do. 

The primary function of my role is to manage the day-to-day operations of the SIS department and the SIS staff. This includes conducting regular workload meetings with staff, financial review/performance, business development/client meetings, monitoring workloads and assessing the need for additional resources/new hires, preparing proposals, reviewing reports, and providing technical and administrative guidance to staff.

Q: What sort of training and education did you have to get you to where you are today?   

I graduated from Wayne State University where I received a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Geology.  I also completed my Geology Field Camp through the South Dakota School of Mines in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming.

Q: What’s the most unusual project you have ever worked on? 

It’s pretty tough to choose one from a long list of projects over the last ten years. A relatively recent project for me we got to work on the Freedom Hill concert venue and got to go all over the site including stage and backstage areas.

Q: How would your 10-year-old self react to what you do now? 

I am not sure what my 10-year-old self would think, but this reminds me of an elementary school project I worked on around that age that my mom saved and still brings up to this day. In this particular project, we had to say what we wanted to be when we grew up. My response was to either work at a carnival (as a carnie I assume) or as a lawyer. Needless to say, my mom is happy that I am not manning a Ferris wheel in some random city or town.

If you ask my 9-year-old daughter, she will tell you I study the earth, and she thinks that’s pretty cool.

Q: How do you like to unwind after a long day?

If you ask my wife, she’d say I have too many hobbies. After a long day I enjoy spending time with my family, but also enjoy a lot of outdoor activities including mountain biking, fishing, camping, and hiking. When I get time between work and family/kids’ activities, these are the things I like to occupy my time with.

Q: What skills do you use most often in your leadership role?

Communication is probably the #1 skill I use the most in my role. I am constantly interfacing with clients, regulators, and staff and the ability to effectively communicate is immeasurably important.

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