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SCS Engineers Overview

Long Beach, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1970
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering 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: Our mission:
• Adopt our clients’ environmental challenges as our own.
• Foster a culture of success for employees by sharing equity ownership and rewarding employees when our clients and company succeed.
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Company Updates

  • SCS Engineers Expands Liquids Management Practice to Meet Environmental Demand
    May 14, 2018
    Sustainable environmental solutions are strategic for businesses coping with the cost of wastewater pre-treatment and disposal.

    Long Beach, CA– SCS Engineers is expanding the firm’s Liquids Management practice to meet the increasing demand for wastewater consulting and engineering technical solutions. The firm’s newest professional is Viraj deSilva, Ph.D., PE, BCEE, project director. Dr. deSilva will serve SCS clients from the firm’s office in Tampa, Florida.

  • SCS ranked #90 in ENR'S top 500 Design Firms for 2018!

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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?


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.


Please visit www.scsengineers.com/careers for more information and all of our current openings.


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
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Support for Professional Certifications and Licenses
  • Young Professionals Program

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.


Meet Ryan Duckett – Project Professional at our Richmond, VA Office

As Ryan Duckett was growing up in the mountains of western North Carolina, he knew he wanted a career in a field that was related to nature.  That, combined with the fact that he enjoyed math and science in high school, led Ryan to majoring in Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University.  As an engineering major, Ryan enjoyed an internship at EREF (Environmental Research & Education Foundation) in their research program.  The connections he made at EREF led to his first job out of college in August 2014 as an Associate Professional at the Richmond office of SCS Engineers.

Now well into his third year at SCS, Ryan is a Project Professional while simultaneously obtaining his MBA at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) with the help of SCS’s tuition reimbursement program.  At SCS, Ryan started to fill role in the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) division of the Richmond office.  His average day consists of business development in a growing sector of work.  Ryan comments, “There is a lot of opportunity in the SMM realm right now.  I do a lot of work for municipalities for their recycling systems, collection systems, and financial systems.”

Ryan’s position at SCS is especially unique as he enjoys a mix engineering work and business development.  His engineering work covers his design work at collection centers, landfills, and landfill gas systems.  His business development work covers financial analyses he completes for SCS’ clients.  When asked to describe that work, Ryan said “I basically compile background info and background financial info and use that information to project future cash flows for a time range like 10 to 20 years.  A lot of factors can influence those projects that have to do with different logistical measures.  For example, a transfer systems liability depends on how far you are transferring waste.  This goes hand in hand with my MBA studies.  The financial and accounting skills that I’m learning at school definitely contribute to the practice.  I think engineering surprisingly has a nice synergy with finance because with engineering you understand the operations side and being able to combine that with the way financial analysts assess problems is really valuable.”

For future SCSers, Ryan has some words of wisdom: “at SCS, you really have the ability to make major positive change in the sense that we are a major force in the implementation of more sustainable practices in the industry. Before joining I didn’t really realize the full role of the consultant in the process. Working with a wide range of clients over a wide range of disciplines allows for a perspective that is harder to obtain in an in-house or governmental setting.  Also, don’t be afraid to reach out.  As a national company, SCS has a lot of resources for young professionals.  There is a lot of expertise to draw from.”

Ryan sees no end to his future at SCS Engineers.  He enjoys the fact that as young professional, he has the opportunity to develop of lot of subject area protocols and resources within SMM.  He has room to create his own way and Ryan believes it is important to create your own way with all the dynamic changes in the industry right now.  Ryan states “I really like the entrepreneurial spirit of the company.  It allows for a lot innovation and creativity especially in the SMM practice because we’re still defining it.  I really like the employee ownership aspect, I think it goes hand in hand with the entrepreneurial spirit.  The ESOP has done a lot of good things for the company and culture.  It’s cool to have the umbrella of resources of one of the most qualified solid waste firms in the country.  I would like to take SCS to whatever is society’s next step in solid waste, my contribution is a fresh perspective and I’m really looking forward to the future.”

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    Great people, competitive compensation and benefits package, good opportunities for professional development

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    Minor issues associated with operating in many different sectors

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SCS Engineers Photos

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SCS Engineers Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SCS Engineers (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2012.

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    Supervisor was late and disheveled. Twenty minute interview? Offered the job on the same day. Position description was extremely inaccurate. No training provided. High turn over rate. No benefits. No flexibility in schedule.

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SCS Engineers Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • Member of the Year Award - Jason Franks, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, 2016
  • Top 100 general and specialty contractors, architects, engineering and environmental engineering firms in North America, Engineering News Record (ENR) and Waste360., 2016
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