Meet one of Sunland’s Project Engineers Evan Carusone!

24 February, 21 / Team Member Spotlight

What is your title and division?

Project Engineer in Phoenix Maintenance


Explain your background and experience in the construction industry. (Ex. What company did you come from? What positions have you previously held? Etc.)

I made my start in the construction industry as a laborer for Ames Construction back in 2012 when before I started school at ASU for Construction Management.  During school I worked for Speedy and Associates as a testing technician for soils, asphalt, and concrete and later Salt River Materials Group as a quality assurance technician.

After school, I worked for Sundt Construction for 2 years as a Project Engineer, working on an ADOT Project called SR260 – I17 to Thousand Trails.

I later began working for Combs Construction as an Estimator and Project Engineer for almost 3 years.  My most notable work for them was bidding and managing a MCDOT MC85 – 83rd Avenue to 91st Avenue to substantial completion.


Describe your position with Sunland.  What does a typical day look like for you? 

My position here at Sunland is essentially project management.  On any given day, I am responsible for making sure everything is in order for construction work to begin, continue, and successfully completed.  This mainly involves scheduling and making sure submittals are completed on time.  Another aspect of my day to day is plan review to make sure that our scope of work is understood by our crews as well as our subcontractors who are performing work as well.  Safety is a huge part of my position and it is my job to make sure that the work we have scheduled is done safely.

One of the most important tasks I deal with on a day to day basis is Cost Tracking.  I review and approve or reject invoices and spend considerable time analyzing the job and trying to pinpoint opportunities for the project to make money and minimizing potential impacts to the budget.  This plays a huge role in revenue forecasting for Work In Progress reports I do every month. 


What is your favorite song?

I can’t pick one, but here are some of my favorites:

  1. Admit it! – Say Anything
  2. The Pros and Cons of Breathing – Fall Out Boy
  3. The Glass – The Story So Far


What is a talent of yours?

I can type really fast.


What was your first job?

My first job was being a janitor at a church that I lived near.


What country or place have you always wanted to visit?

I have always wanted to visit Italy.