Sam began his career at SCS in September 2010, just following his graduation from Washington State University with a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering and a background in Technical Illustration. Despite receiving job offers from larger engineering companies, Sam chose to work with SCS Engineers. When asked what attracted him to SCS over other companies Sam replied, “The main draw was the size of SCS Engineers and the ability to work on a wide variety of environmental projects.”
SCS Engineers is growing and highly rated by clients and industry. As SCS grows, the company maintains the spirit of entrepreneurship because SCS values authenticity, humanity, and creativity in individuals. Sam preferred the opportunity to expand his experiences beyond a singular practice, gaining proficiency in multiple environmental fields.
Now, after 5 years as a Staff Professional, Sam’s been involved in multiple practice areas at SCS. He has served as an integral part of a team, on a diverse range of projects from groundwater to gas monitoring to large construction. Always a problem-solver, Sam is able to combine his technical skills toward solutions in a profession he enjoys. With 5-years of experience under his belt, Sam is focusing on what interests him as a professional and the specialty area to focus the rest of his career.
His advice to future SCS employees?
“Explore and enjoy the SCS dynamic environment. Don’t think that there is just one solution to a problem: there are always newer, better, and more efficient ways to tackle a challenge. Also, find your niche within SCS and make it yours; make yourself valuable to the company’s clients.”
When asked what advice he can offer to job seekers, Sam said, “Keep your expectations realistic and be prepared to put in the work to accomplish your goals.”
Sam is currently preparing for his Professional Engineer exam in Civil: Water Resources.
Thank you, Sam.
If a future with SCS Engineers and a career path like Sam’s is something you’re interested in, please visit the SCS Career Page for all of our available job openings.