DEAN WEDEKING

2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Dean Wedeking

July 13, 2023
Meet this year's group of up-and-coming innovative electrical professionals

DEAN WEDEKING

Job Title: Project Electrical Designer

Company: Randall Lamb Associates

Location: San Diego

Age: 25; Years on the Job: 3

Interests: Rock climbing, going to the gym, playing video games, and spending time with his fiancée

When he was growing up, Dean Wedeking remembers his father working as an electrician in San Diego.

“I got a lot of exposure to the field in general growing up, and I eventually decided to join the design side,” he says.

His first exposure to engineering was in his high school’s “Project Lead the Way” program. He then served as an intern at Randall Lamb, where he landed a full-time position after graduating with his engineering degree from San Diego State University.

“All of my training as an intern directly applied to my career with the company,” he says.

Wedeking is now responsible for designing and drafting plans.

“Compared to when I first started as an intern, things are very different,” he says. “I have much more freedom to design projects now.”

He is also overseeing other employees and delegating tasks, which is new to him in his current role. His favorite part about his position is the variety of projects.

“I could go from designing a top-secret, 60,000-sq-ft lab building to documenting existing conditions for a retaining wall renovation, or anything in between,” he says. “Every project is a different puzzle to piece together, and I love that about what I do.”

As the lead designer for a large lab building on a military base, he is now responsible for the majority of the drafting and design for the project, attending/leading meetings, reviewing submittals, and coordinating with all the disciplines. Looking ahead, he would like to work as a principal at Randall Lamb.

“That has been my goal since I started here, and I have not wavered from that so far,” he says. I think I am on the right track to get there starting with passing my PE exam this year and continuing to learn and grow within the company.”

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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