RJN Opens Omaha Office

RJN’s Great Plains/Midwestern footprint expanded with the addition of Roger M. Helgoth, PE, BCEE, FACEC—a heavy hitter in the industry, with 50 years of engineering and leadership experience—as the branch manager for the new Omaha office. Helgoth is a licensed professional civil engineer in Nebraska and Iowa, and an American Academy of Environmental Engineers board-certified environmental engineer.

“I’m honored to be one of the founding members for the Omaha office and I look forward to bringing the quality and excellence that has made RJN a national firm to a host of new clients,” Helgoth said. “I’ve been working in Nebraska and Iowa for the entirety of my career and I will use my extensive knowledge of the region to guide RJN’s Omaha office in the delivery of superb engineering solutions.”

RJN President and CEO Jeff Plymale said that it is important to bring in experienced, local talent when expanding the firm’s footprint, and that Roger was a perfect candidate for the task.

“A huge factor in our success is our ability to understand challenges that are endemic to the numerous and varied regions we serve,” Plymale said. “I don’t know that we could have hit the nail more squarely on the head when we hired Roger; he knows the region, the people, and his craft like the back of his hand.”

A David City, Nebraska native, Helgoth has led an esteemed career, holding positions within numerous prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist, the University of Nebraska Dean of Engineering Advisory Board, College of St. Mary Board of Directors, Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects, and serving as the chairman of the Education Committee for the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.