SCS Field Services

February 2, 2023

Visit professionals from SCS Engineers and SCS Field Services at BOOTH 28 at SWANA’s 3-day Northwest Regional Symposium, April 18-20, at the Tulalip Resort Hotel in Marysville, WA.  SCS Engineers and SCS Field Services are Bronze sponsors of the conference, and SCS Engineers is also a meal sponsor.

The symposium, themed “The Next Normal: The Future of Solid Waste Management,” will bring together solid waste industry professionals and students from a wide variety of specialized fields to exchange information and learn from technical experts.  Hear presentations by SCS professionals, including:

TOM PARKER (co-panelist), Interactive Panel Discussion on “Aging Transfer Stations”
Tues, April 18 (Session 3A:  1:10 pm – 2:10 pm, Chinook I/II) Track A: Facilities/Landfills/Safety

ALEX STEGE on “Estimating the Effects of HB 1799 on Landfill Gas Recovery from Washington’s Landfills”
Tues, April 18 (Session 4A:  2:20 pm – 3:20 pm, Chinook I/II) Track A: Facilities/Landfills/Safety

GREG McCARRON (co-panelist), Panel Discussion on “Facility Management Perspectives: Organics Trends and Changes”
Thurs, April 20 (Session 6B:  9:10 am – 10:40 am, Chinook III/IV) Track B: Planning/Diversion/Organics

KARAMJIT SINGH (co-panelist), Panel Discussion on “Rethink Contingency Plans for Waste Systems”
Thurs, April 20 (Session 4A:  2:20 pm – 3:20 pm, Chinook I/II) Track A: Facilities/Landfills/Safety

MICHELLE LEONARD on “Organic Materials Management: Lessons Learned from California and How to Survive HP 1799”
Thurs, April 20 (Session 8B:  1:10 pm – 2:10 pm, Chinook III/IV) Track B: Planning/Diversion/Organics

LAUREN BEAUBAN and LAURA JOHNSON on “California’s SB 1383 Technical Assistance”
Thurs, April 20 (Session 9B:  2:15 pm – 3:15 pm, Chinook III/IV) Track B: Planning/Diversion/Organics

The symposium program will include sessions on Organics Management Planning; Aging Transfer Facilities Planning; Waste Systems’ Financial Impacts (zero waste and funding opportunities); Emerging Landfill Industry Trends (PFAS, liner, leachate, and landfill gas); Sustainability, Recycling, and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). It will also include tours of several compelling sites, plenty of networking opportunities, educational credits, exhibits, and much more!

Each spring the Evergreen (WA and MT), Beaver (OR and ID), and Pacific (BC and Yukon) chapters of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) hold this joint Northwest Symposium.

For full program details and registration information, click here

Posted by Laura Dorn at 11:02 am

January 27, 2023

SCS Engineers
At SCS, there is a focus on operations and field roles to support our clients. All companies and services are striving for increased efficiency, so those, like Greg Hansen, are playing a crucial role – they know how to maximize operations for success.

 

What is your title at SCS Engineers? Please briefly describe your responsibilities.
My title at SCS is “Regional Manager,” specifically Regional Manager of the Southern Coastal Region for Field Services OM&M. The Southeast Region was recently subdivided, and I am responsible for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. My primary responsibilities include employee development, business growth and expansion, client relations, and asset management.

Why did you come to work here? What attracted you to SCS?
In 2007 I was looking for a career change. I was searching for a field where hard work and dedication would yield opportunities and a place where my work makes a difference. SCS presented me with an opportunity to do just that. I get to work every day with an amazing group of people on projects that protect and improve our environment.

What is your favorite part of working at SCS?
The overall work environment is my favorite part of working at SCS. SCS has created an environment where employees can succeed and are rewarded for hard work and contributions to client success. We openly share Ideas and information amongst the team, and the concept of “Our success is driven by client success” is visible in everything we do.

What has your career path been at SCS?
My career path at SCS is similar to many of the people I work with. I started with SCS in 2007 as an entry-level employee in the field. SCS provided me with the resources and guidance necessary to learn our craft; then, I was challenged to do it well. Over the past 15-plus years, I have been given opportunities and rewarded when I succeed. Working my way through the ranks has been rewarding and allowed me to appreciate all aspects of our work.

What do you look for when you are hiring in the field?
When hiring for field positions, humility, honesty, and drive are the most important traits. If a prospective employee has the attitude of wanting to learn and understanding it will take effort and time to become truly proficient, we have a winning combination. SCS has the resources and training programs to develop its employees continually. Finding people that enjoy developing and the challenges that come with it is key to our continued success.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of SCS?
Outside of SCS, I enjoy my time with my family. My daughter and I share enjoyment in golf and get to spend time together on the course. My immediate family also enjoys traveling to explore new places and visiting our extended family.

 

If you are looking for a great career that doesn’t mean sitting at a computer all day, see if the helmet fits at SCS!

 

 

 

 

 

Interview with Lindsay Evans.

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

June 16, 2022

SCS Landfill OM&M
Modern landfills take a holistic approach to landfill operations and monitoring to control gas emissions and produce renewable energy. As shown here, Yolo County uses biocover made of finished compost and a cement-clay-fiber composite to seal the surface. These strategies with landfill technology (inset) and engineered systems to control liquids and gases better allow biogas capture for renewable energy and a lower carbon footprint.

 

SCS Engineers is providing landfill gas (LFG) systems operations, monitoring, design, and management for the Yolo County Central Landfill (YCCL). SCS Field Services is SCS’s specialized landfill practice, providing operations, maintenance, and monitoring (Landfill OM&M) for Yolo County and over 600 landfills across the nation.

SCS Field Services identifies practical strategies to optimize the performance of landfill gas (LFG) systems and equipment while working on site. Optimized systems capture more gas.

Project Manager Mike Calmes leads the comprehensive team at YCCL, which has five closed waste management units, five active waste management units, and one under construction. Closed landfills continue generating gas, so active or closed, they all require oversight by these landfill specialists.

“The County understands the importance of preventative strategies using captured landfill data to create sustainable environmental controls. These keep landfills running as efficiently as possible and safely within regulatory compliance,” said Anton Z. Svorinich Jr., SCS Engineers Vice President, Regional OM&M Manager.

 

To learn more about landfill operations and engineering, visit SCS Engineers.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

June 14, 2022

SCS Engineers Environmental Consulting and Contracting
Renewable Energy Plant at the Apex Regional Landfill

 

SCS Field Services announces that the Las Vegas Paving Corporation selected the firm to subcontract the construction of the environmental remediation systems for the Apex Regional Landfill MA20 Cell expansion. SCS Field Services is the landfill operations, monitoring, and maintenance (OM&M) practice of SCS Engineers.

Apex is the nation’s largest landfill, receiving approximately 9,000 tons of municipal solid waste daily. The 2,200-acre facility could operate for another 250+ years through 2275. All Landfill systems are complex and require careful and regular monitoring by specialists and technicians to maintain their longevity and efficiency. SCS Field Services provides specialists at over 600 landfills in the nation. Working collaboratively, SCS Engineers provides expertise in developing the environmental-safety mechanisms and technologies required to protect the surrounding communities.

A key component of SCS’s environmental management plan for Apex focuses on the leachate collection and recovery systems that help prevent leachate buildup in the new cell until the permanent systems are online. Leachate is a tainted liquid generated as precipitation filters through decomposing waste material. Leachate collection and recovery with liner systems prevent the liquid from escaping from a landfill. The systems protect groundwater, surface waters, and soil from potentially polluting the environment. The Las Vegas Apex Regional Landfill OM&M team will use SCS Leachate™ to facilitate the tracking of leachate generation and disposal data.

“We’re proud to have the opportunity to support the Apex Regional Landfill, which provides the region with safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible disposal while providing power and contributing to Nevada’s renewable energy goals,” states SCS Field Services Desert Southwest Region Manager Arthur Jones. Mr. Jones and Project Manager Chris Romo lead SCS’s Apex OM&M team.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

June 8, 2022

SCS Engineers Environmental Consulting and Contracting

SCS Engineers announces the environmental engineering firm will construct the first Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS) and flare station at the WM® (formerly Waste Management®) Gray Wolf Regional Landfill. The facility is located in Dewey, Arizona, and provides disposal services for Yavapai County and Northern Arizona.

The GCCS serves as a critical component to keep Gray Wolf compliant with federal emissions standards. The system collects gases that are a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic material in landfills and directs them to a central point where they are processed and treated via flare.

SCS Engineers is a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to combat global warming. For example, methane — one of the gases a landfill produces — is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in terms of its greenhouse effect. Destroying methane using combustion, such as flaring, can diminish its GHG potential by 95 percent.

Since their introduction in the early 1990s, U.S. EPA National Source Performance Standards (NSPS) emission guidelines require landfill owners and operators to evaluate and mitigate landfill air emissions. As a result of its intensive involvement in regulatory compliance, its decades of expertise, and landfill technologies, SCS is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on the landfill NSPS rule and its efficient implementation.

“We’re proud to back WM at the Gray Wolf Regional Landfill in their support of community programs and essential services that make Yavapai County and its surrounding region a healthy place to live, work, and play,” states Arthur Jones. Desert Southwest Region Manager Arthur Jones and Project Manager Chris Romo lead the Gray Wolf GCCS construction project.

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

April 29, 2022

growing green careers in scs engineers environmental services

 

If you thrive in a friendly, collaborative, and client-focused company, SCS Engineers is the place for you, and we’re growing! We’re looking for field technicians to work collaboratively on our Field Services teams nationwide. Specific information is posted for each open position. Use our job search to find your desired location.

Under general supervision, our technicians operate, monitor, and maintain gas migration control and recovery systems, including gas well monitoring and adjustment, troubleshooting, and system repairs. These systems capture emissions that keep our planet cleaner. SCS clients entrust us with the management of more than 35 million metric tons of anthropogenic CO2e greenhouse gases every year. We collect and beneficially use or destroy enough to offset greenhouse gas emissions from 7.4 million passenger cars annually.

 

Growing Positions at SCS Engineers

 

Become one of the growing engineers, consultants, scientists, and technicians helping private and public entities run cleaner and more efficiently. A very rewarding place to have a career! Department of Labor blog Where Green Jobs Grow on green careers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

April 8, 2022

 

At SCS Engineers, every employee plays a role in supporting our environment. You’re part of an essential team, whether working outside, in the office, or at a facility. SCS thrives because every SCSer commits themselves to provide the highest quality environmental solutions to our clients and each other. That’s how we solve some of the toughest global environmental challenges — by consistently delivering sustainable, practical results that make the world a better place to live. Make your work count too.

Here SCSers share a few other reasons to join us, all captured on the job. Enjoy!

 

Click here if you’d like to learn more about our innovative environmental teams.

 

By Jack Faille in Western Washington.

 

By Will Foster from West Neck Creek, Virginia Beach (on his lunch break from the office).

 

By Dave Hostetter in Big Sur, CA.

 

By Sergio Valenzuela in Imperial Valley, CA.

 

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 12:48 pm

April 1, 2022

scser

 

Competitive pay, excellent benefits, and bonuses – I make a good living, take care of my family’s needs, and am back in school.
As an employee-owner, I get an ownership interest in a large company. It’s cool to work where everyone has the chance to pitch ideas to top management.  
I enjoy being part of a team that keeps essential services running safely for people and the environment. We depend on each other but often work independently. SCSeTools LFG data to create operational efficiencies for landfill operators
Knowing my work is outdoors – not stuck at a desk all day is nice; no day is the same, and my work is challenging.
I like learning and using all the new instrumentation and technology at SCS. It keeps my work, team, and my client working as one. SCS eTools

At SCS, every employee plays a role. You’re part of an essential service team, whether outside, in the office, or at a facility. SCS thrives because every SCSer commits themselves to providing the highest quality to our clients and each other. That’s how we solve some of the toughest global environmental challenges — by consistently delivering sustainable solutions that make the world a better place to live.

We want to meet you. Click here if you’d like to learn more about our innovative and energetic teams. We’re here to share over a thousand reasons to join our teams, and we’re growing more reasons every day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 5:08 pm

March 11, 2022

The Jamacha Landfill shown here is one of ten landfills under the care of SCS Engineers.

 

When we care about our work, we ask this question because we want to contribute and to feel our contributions are valuable. At SCS, it’s important to know we belong too.

As an SCS employee-owner, you work alongside a team of experts – professionals, scientists, and technicians who enhance your sense of self and skills while growing your career. You have a common purpose while pursuing goals for your clients.

Plus, you share a passion knowing that every project and person on your team helps the environment and localities.

At SCS, we turn contaminated properties into safe, vibrant communities; help our clients deliver essential services and products in the most environmentally sustainable way; make workers and communities safer; build some of the most innovative technology on the market.

Whether your job is in the field, office, or sharing your experiences at conferences – we’re passionate about our teams. When life throws you a wonderful opportunity or a curveball, you have colleagues who “get” how you feel – their validation and support resonates on a deep level.

Why work at SCS Engineers? Why not; join a fast-growing, award-winning environmental firm − people who have an affinity for teamwork. And as employee-owners, who share in the profits.

Make a connection today – become an SCSer!

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am

February 18, 2022

Start a career, or continue yours at the award-winning environmental consulting and contracting firm SCS Engineers. We’re hiring and looking for someone like you to join us!

Environmental industry leader
At SCS Engineers, we empower you with skills, experience, and energy to make a difference every day. As an employee-owned engineering consulting and contracting firm, we’re driven by a purpose to protect the air, water, and soil. We’ve been at the forefront of sustainable environmental solutions for more than 50 years.

Employee-owned
As an employee-owner, you help make our business better and build wealth for your retire­ment. Through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), you’ll gain a financial stake in the business without investing your own money. When the busi­ness performs well, so does the value of your shares.

Supporting your career growth
Continual learning and innovation are fundamental to our business. We support skill development, license, and professional certification. There’s always room to grow when you’re ready to take your career to the next level.

Recognized for excellence
Our professionals are on the front line delivering engineering services for public and private sector customers. We’ve built deep bench strength, and the company is continually ranked nationally as a research and technology innovation leader.

Exceptional benefits
In addition to our collaborative culture and employee ownership, we offer outstanding benefits to support our employees’ well-being, financial health, and wellness. Our Student Debt Employer Contribution benefit helps pay off college loans faster.

 

SCS Engineers is an EOE/V/D Employer

 

Open Positions at SCS Engineers

 

Become one of the engineers, consultants, scientists, and technicians that help private and public entities run cleaner and more efficiently. A very rewarding place to have a career!

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am