Employee Spotlight Q&A with Pedro Sevilla

Our Summer Spotlight series shines a light on the uniqueness of our Dawood team members. Diversity is key, as we all look to excel in a world of possibilities. Today, we speak with Survey Party Chief, Pedro Sevilla.



  1. How long have you worked at Dawood and why did you choose to work here?

I’ve worked at Dawood for four years, and I chose to work for the company because I admire their initiative and training programs. The Dawood team pursues a wide variety of projects spanning interesting and diverse geographies. During my training, Michael Anthony was a very knowledgeable resource, and continues to be accessible, answering any of my questions.

  1. Before working at Dawood, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I worked as a baseball coach volunteering for my son’s league, which was for children ages 6 through 11 years old. I enjoy seeing the kids develop their skills and learn teamwork while playing together. Having played high school baseball,  I chose coaching because I enjoy the opportunity to share some of the skills I had as a young man.

  1. What is the favorite part about working for Dawood?

When our team satisfies the client’s needs and expectations. I also enjoy being afforded the opportunity to travel to different states and cities– whether visiting Philadelphia to work as the Crew Chief when conducting ALTA surveys for a national supermarket chain, or performing similar work on a Midwest utility project.

  1. Three words to best describe you:

Honest, reliable, and adaptable.

  1. What is the one thing, you can’t live without?

I can’t pick just one. I need both – my family and water. Family helps me through the tough times. They support my goals and ambitions. We all need water to survive. As a planet and as individuals, it’s essential to our existence.

  1. What is your favorite pastime?

At the beach, I enjoy body surfing and swimming along the Jersey shore and visiting family amusement parks along the boardwalk at night on family trips to the beach.

  1. Favorite Baseball Team?

The Atlanta Braves! In high school, I started as a pitcher, playing hardball but later transitioned to softball. I now play all positions.