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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

  • Waste360 Names Srividhya Viswanathan of SCS Engineers 2019 40 Under 40 Award Winner
    January 31, 2019
    The Waste360 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. SCS Engineers is proud of our winner, and we congratulate all 40 of this year’s winners.

    Srividhya Viswanathan, Senior Project Manager and Vice President at SCS Engineers, is a Waste360 40 under 40 award winner in 2019.
    LONG BEACH, CA – SCS Engineers proudly announces Srividhya Viswanathan, Senior Project Manager, and Vice President, is named a 2019 40 Under 40 award winner by Waste360. Vidhya, as she is fondly known by her colleagues and clients, and the other winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at WasteExpo in May of this year.
    Since 2016, Waste360 annually convenes a panel of expert judges who evaluate all the nominations. The panel consults with an external advisor to select the finalists and winners. The competition is fierce, with many talented young professi

  • SCS Engineers welcomes Eric Brown to the firm’s internal Health and Safety (H&S) practice. Dr. Brown will oversee SCS’s nationwide program from their corporate headquarters in Long Beach, California.

    Brown brings his expertise and experience from a variety of industries to SCS. His successful design and implementation of health and safety programs have proven effective in highly-regulated high-risk industries. By providing a greater understanding of the science, his programs help others make behavioral changes which ensure their team members’ work remains productive and focused.

    In addition to holding a Doctorate of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene from UCLA, Brown is a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist. Brown is the past director and treasurer of the California Industrial Hygiene Council; a diplomat for the American Industrial Hygiene Association; and sits as the industrial hygiene expert on the prestigious Cal/OSHA Health Effects Advisory Committee, which evaluates and recommends updates to the California OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs).

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SCS Engineers – Why Work For Us?


About SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers is an employee-owned environmental consulting and contracting firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions. Our core capabilities are: solid and hazardous waste management, landfill gas, environmental due-diligence and assessment, brownfields redevelopment , site remediation, renewable energy, and regulatory compliance for businesses and municipalities responsible for protecting our air, water, and soil. Our employees take pride in their work, and together, we have the singular vision to be the environmental firm of choice for clients and our employee owners. If you thrive in a friendly, collaborative company and desire dynamic and challenging work among a team of innovative individuals, then SCS is the place for you. 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.

SCS Engineers offers a generous benefit package that may include:

Financial Benefits

  • Employee Ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – 100% employer funded
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match

Health & Wellness

  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, and Vision
  • Healthcare Spending/Reimbursement Accounts such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Includes free counseling, will preparation, travel assistance & more
  • Basic Life, Accidental and Dismemberment (AD&D), and Long-Term Disability paid by employer
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D
  • Voluntary Hospital Indemnity, Accident and Short-Term Disability
  • Wellness Program with financial incentives and rewards

 Paid Time Off

  • Paid Time Off (PTO includes personal or sick time)
  • Paid Holidays including Employee’s Birthday

 Professional Development

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Financial Incentives for Obtaining New Professional Licenses
  • Support for Maintaining Professional Certifications and Licenses
  • Support for Involvement in Professional Organizations
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Young Professionals (YP) Program

 Extra Perks

  • Work Anniversary Recognition Program
  • Community Service Outreach Activities
  • Discounts for Gym Memberships, Cell Phone Plans, and Car Purchases
  • Employee Referral Program

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 Srividhya Viswanathan– Vice President, Senior Project Manager

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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    SCS Engineers is the most welcoming company I have ever worked for. The mix of office and field work keeps the job exciting. The staff is extremely intelligent, friendly to each other and truly cares for client relationships! Just walking through the office, you can tell there is a great sense of company pride in our work. Training, conferences, workshops and memberships are all perks that allow us to continually develop as professionals. This company will do whatever it takes to get employees the proper tools, training and other resources to deliver exceptional work to clients. This is a work environment that invests back into employees.

    Cons

    You have to be ready to make schedule adjustments on the fly, because it is a fast-paced environment.

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SCS Engineers Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at SCS Engineers (Tampa, FL) in April 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online, spoke to a recruiter at my university, and scheduled an interview on the spot for 2 weeks after.

    The interview was conducted in person and was very informal. Two managers asked me about my personal skills, which aspects of engineering drew me into the field, and why I wanted to work for SCS.

    If you are worried about needing a plethora of previous engineering experience to qualify, don't be. Because this was only an internship, they were more focused on whether I had experience working in a team environment and less about the technical aspects of engineering. They did a fantastic job making sure I was comfortable before and during the interview process. Great company to intern with.

    Interview Questions

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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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