Senior Project Manager Srividhya Viswanathan (Vidhya) is coming up on her five year anniversary with SCS Engineers. Vidhya, initially planning on pursuing structural engineering, changed her plan. She is passionate about environmental engineering and so earned her master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering.
Vidhya joined a team working for the City of Lawton. As a team member with an environmental engineering education, her knowledge was valuable to help solve landfill challenges and the team provided training and oversight on the job. She learned very quickly the technical and business aspects of managing and maintaining a landfill. Vidhya had heard of SCS’s reputation as a top tier solid waste leader, so when an opportunity opened in San Diego, Vidhya said she jumped at it.
At SCS Vidhya has enhanced and developed the solid waste engineering team in San Diego,: an accomplishment she is very proud of. After five years at SCS, Vidhya and her team have made significant contributions to SCS’s clients in Southern California. The team manages permit reviews, fill operations, air space analysis, and landfill gas master planning in addition to many other tasks that their clients’ may need.
When asked what contributes to her SCS success, Vidhya answered that it’s all about attitude:
It’s the people. You can come with an inherent skill set and experience but SCS provides access to highly skilled, knowledgeable, experienced people. Their mindset is to provide superior client service. We want to see the client succeed because our clients’ success is our success. That mindset meshes really well with mine. The people here know the field, know the industry and they’ve seen more landfills than anyone. We have the right combination of hard working people, quality skilled people, and support from the senior staff. There’s no way the people aren’t going to thrive.
For future SCSers who are looking to join SCS, Vidhya has the following advice:
SCS is a great company so be present and learn as much as you can. The opportunities are right there and it’s up to you to utilize them to the best of your abilities. You will never get stuck doing just one thing. For example, if you’re working on a landfill, you are not just learning the engineering side, you’re learning about air quality, you’re learning about construction, you’re learning about maintenance. It will be great experience that allows for well-rounded development.
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