I build roads which are the backbone of the U.S. Economy. I find better, more efficient and less expensive ways to do that. I am a public servant and what I do is not all about making money, like it is in the consulting world. It is very fulfilling.
Working with the state legislature can be frustrating. I travel some but not too much.
The pay is not great as in consulting but I get a lot of vacation and good benefits. I hire a lot of consulting engineering firms. My salary is way above the average for most people