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SCS Engineers Overview

Long Beach, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1970
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
SCS Engineers is an employee-owned environmental consulting and construction firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions. SCS provides professional engineering and scientific services with a focus on environmental protection and conservation of ... Read more

Mission: As an employee-owned company, our purpose is to:
•Adopt our clients’ environmental challenges as our own.
•Provide an opportunity for all our employees to succeed, and to be rewarded for performance and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Come meet our Talent Acquisition team on May 24th, 2017 at the Pacific Gateway Career Fair in Long Beach, CA.

  • March 7, 2017 The Solid Waste Association of North America presents the Young Professional award for outstanding achievements in the solid waste industry. Phil Gearing, PE, SCS Engineers and recipient of the 2017 SWANA – Wisconsin Young Professional Award. Madison, WI – SCS Engineers today announces Phillip E. Gearing, PE, and Senior Geological Engineer with SCS as a winner of the SWANA 2017 Young Professional Award from the Wisconsin Badger Chapter. The Solid Waste Association of North America honors individuals who make a significant difference in the solid waste industry. Mr. Gearing received the honor recently at the Wisconsin Integrated Resource Management Conference (WIRMC) during the first week of March 2017.

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SCS Engineers – Why Work For Us?


About SCS Engineers

Welcome to SCS Engineers, an employee-owned environmental consulting and construction firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions. Our core capabilities are: solid and hazardous waste management, landfill gas, site remediation, renewable energy, and regulatory compliance for businesses and municipalities responsible for protecting our air, water, and soil as part of doing business. Our employees take pride in their work and are committed to the success of our clients. That care is rewarded; and as a result, we retain our key staff and attract new professionals with an innovative spirit.  Do you have the innovative spirit we are looking for?


Environmental consulting is projected to be one of the fastest growing industries over the next decade. Be at the heart of this growing industry with SCS Engineers.

SCS provides waste management and environmental services to many industries, creating professional opportunities that may not exist in other companies. At SCS you’ll feel the comradery of an entrepreneurial company, and your client relationships will be close partnerships because we treat our clients’ challenges and goals as our own. You’ll have SCS teams, National Experts, and mentors to help you grow professionally and to work with as you design and build sustainable solutions. You will learn best practices and techniques from a variety of scientists and engineers, who are association leaders, active in engineering and scientific communities, and involved in environmental initiatives of global importance.

SCS is known and respected for using our considerable experience to develop and adapt new technologies and techniques into sustainable environmental solutions for our clients.  As an employee at SCS, you will have, at your fingertips, the deep resources and expertise of a large company, except that you will also be an employee-owner.



SCS Engineers is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and we value workplace diversity. SCS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status or any other status protected by law. It is, and will continue to be, SCS’s policy to provide employment opportunity on the basis of qualifications, competence, and merit without regard to any protected group status. Our written Affirmative Action Program specifies the company’s policy for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.


Working at SCS Engineers means you have the opportunity to thrive in an exciting and rewarding environment. At the same time, we recognize what an important role benefits play in the lives of our employees and their significant others.

Ownership Makes a Difference is a guiding principle of our company, and as a result of this deeply held belief our benefits plan is built upon that foundation. The cornerstone of our benefits package is our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which was established in 1986. The primary purpose of the ESOP is to enable employees to share in the growth and prosperity of the company and to provide the opportunity to accumulate capital for retirement needs.

As an employee of SCS Engineers you will be offered a comprehensive benefits package that may include:

  • Employee Ownership (ESOP)
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life and Accidental Death
  • Long Term and Short Term Disability
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement

SCS professionals have the opportunity to thrive in an exciting and rewarding environment.

SCS Engineers believes in helping each and every employee succeed. For our engineering professionals we encourage professional registrations and participation in many professional associations including: the Solid Waste Association of North America, the National Waste & Recycling Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers and a host of other associations specific to particular industries or sciences. All employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of professional associations and business groups related to their positions within the company.

SCS has flourished because of our exceptional leaders. The SCS Leadership and Associates Development program develops these leaders. The ultimate objective of the program is to create a leadership culture by helping those in leadership positions to optimize their performance through increased understanding of leadership principles and to achieve personal growth. The program aims to develop leadership skills, empower each employee, and encourage employees to become part of a leadership team pulling in the same direction to benefit both SCS Engineers and our clients who enable our company to thrive.

SCS Engineers’ Solavann Sim Named a Waste360 “40 Under 40” Award Recipient
March 8, 2017

Waste360’s “40 Under 40” awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics have made a significant contribution to the industry.

Long Beach, CA – SCS Engineers celebrates as another Young SCS Professional is honored as a Waste360 40 Under 40 Award recipient. Solavann Sim, Project Director and OM&M Western Regional Manager was honored this week when Waste360 announced their 2017 award winners. The award showcases the next generation of innovative leaders shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry.

Sol was nominated for his dedicated attention to clients and his ability to get right to the root of a problem creating quick, efficient solutions that prevent unsafe conditions, damage to infrastructure, and the loss of potential revenue. A recent example came about after Sol received a call from a landfill client who was having liquids management issues that were compromising the client’s flare. Sol understood that the situation could harm the landfill gas (LFG) collection and control system, so he immediately went to the site to investigate. Sol quickly diagnosed the problem, sketched a preliminary solution, and then worked with his OM&M team to resolve the issue.

Sol does not overdesign solutions, he gets right to the root of a problem and creates safe solutions that work fast and efficiently and preserve potential revenue. Sol’s LFG design-build and operations experience, along with his knowledge of hydrogen sulfide treatment programs, help public and private sector clients prevent and mitigate potential problems quickly. However, it is more than his comprehensive technical and field competence that wins awards. Sol’s good reputation and trustworthiness are in direct correlation with his hands-on work experience in the field and his intimate understanding of all facets of LFG, from design-build to OM&M.

“Sol is well organized, smart, and has the entrepreneurial spirit we value at SCS. He is the kind of person we place in a leadership role,” stated Jim Walsh, SCS Engineers President and CEO. “Sol’s sense of responsibility and ownership has helped him move into increasingly responsible positions in the firm: from Project Manager to Project Director, and now to Regional Manager.” In 2016, the SCS Board of Directors confirmed Sol as one of the firm’s National Experts in Liquids Management, a strategic part of many of SCS’s LFG solutions. Sol is also the youngest member of SCS’s Strategic Initiatives Committee.

Since starting with SCS in 2013, Sol has become a licensed Professional Engineer in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. In addition to OM&M, Sol designs approximately 15-20 landfill gas solutions per year. He participates in several strategic initiatives within SCS and is on a Board Committee to examine other potential opportunities for the company. Sol also supports SCS’s training program to help foster the firm’s talented Young Professionals – through field experience and a broad understanding of the LFG business – to support SCS clients and the waste industry in the coming years.

A panel of expert judges from Waste360 evaluated the nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners for this highly competitive and prestigious award. Solavann Sim and the other honorees will receive their awards at WasteExpo North America’s solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, May 8-11, 2017, in New Orleans.

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    Pros

    As an employee owned company, SCS' motto is "Ownership makes a difference" and it shows in their employees. Colleagues and superiors are knowledgeable and professional, and take the time to teach the younger professionals. The hard work ethic is contagious, and employees are encouraged to learn new things, push the envelope of new designs & techniques within the industry, & are given the tools to do so.

    Cons

    In the consulting industry, it's often "feast or famine" when it comes to workload. There are times when multiple deadlines need to be met in a short span, and other times when work is spread thin (though not as often).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. In my experience, employee feedback & concerns are listened to by management. There are good working relationships across all levels of employees, from board members to new hires.

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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at SCS Engineers (Tampa, FL) in June 2016.

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    I meet with 4 different individuals, they were one-on-one interviews. Talked mostly about what exactly they do and what aspects I would be working on if I were hired. I gave them brief background on me and I explained previous projects that I had worked on.

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SCS Engineers Awards & Accolades

  • Waste360 “40 Under 40” Award Recipient - Sol Sim, Waste360, 2017
  • SWANA 2017 Young Professional Award from the Wisconsin Badger Chapter-Phil Gearing, SWANA, 2017
  • Top 100 Solid Waste and Recycling Firms, Waste360, 2016
  • 2016 Young Engineer Award-Nicole Franken, Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, 2016
  • Intern Engineer of the Year Award - Kristen Cope, Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, 2016
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