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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 contracting firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary as a company on April 1, 2020! Our core capabilities are: solid and hazardous waste ... Read more

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.
• Promote a sustainable ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Industrial Hygiene in Breweries July 31, 2020 Safety hazards can exist in the brewing industry, some of which are environmental, biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic, or organizational. Jed Douglas?s latest article explores a variety of safety hazards in the brewing industry, why they are hazards, and how they can be addressed to reduce risks to brewery employees. Every employer is legally obligated to provide a safe and healthy workplace. A healthy and safe workforce is a happier workforce, which in turn yields greater productivity and lower costs for insurance and also leads to a culture of safety in the workplace.?

  • Brownsville City Council Approves Two Multi-year Contracts with SCS Engineers July 14, 2020 City of Brownsville, TX ? On July 7, 2020, the City of Brownsville Commission approved a recommendation by the Engineering and Public Works Department to continue an existing multi-year partnership with SCS Engineers. SCS is an environmental consulting and contracting firm that will serve the City for an additional five years. The environmental contracts support the Landfill Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS) expansion and provide landfill engineering, compliance, monitoring and operations assistance. Project Director, J. Roy Murray, an SCS vice president, and the team?s principal consulting engineer will continue to serve the City?s citizens and staff. Mr. Murray has decades of experience in civil and environmental permitting, design, and construction at municipal solid waste landfills (MSW), including 20 years serving the Brownsville Landfill. Mr. Murray states:

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SCS Engineers – Why Work With Us?


About SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers is an employee-owned environmental consulting and contracting firm that designs and implements sustainable environmental solutions. We just celebrated our 50th anniversary as a company on April 1, 2020! 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. Are you up for the challenge?

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
  • Student Debt Employer Contribution Program - monthly payment toward your student loans up to $10,000

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 is proud to offer rewarding careers to Veterans. Please meet one of our many Veteran employees:

On Veterans Day 2019, we decided to interview one of our very own Veterans at SCS! Wesley Pate joined SCS Engineers in August 2018, as a Senior Technician in our Field Services OM&M Business Unit. Wesley graduated from Auburn University where he studied Agriculture and Soils, which is what sparked his interested in getting into environmental services. He joined the Army National Guard in 2013, as a Platoon Leader where he was deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait. As a Platoon Leader, he was responsible for the rating and professional development of 38 soldiers.  He returned home safely in July 2018, and started his search for a career in Environmental services and found his home at SCS Engineers! As a Senior Technician, he supports our Landfill Gas Collection Systems by conducting monthly well field monitoring on 5 of our landfills in Alabama where he performs maintenance and repairs on the blower and skid as well as troubleshooting the systems.

What is it that attracted you to SCS?

The position was close to what I did before I was deployed. Just the comfort of coming in and already knowing people working here was great. I was familiar with SCS from my prior experience with my previous employer, and it just seemed like a better environment. I liked the way things run at SCS – they did things the way I wanted to do them. Before, if I had a problem, I would have to call someone else to fix it instead of doing it myself. Now I have the freedom to do the monitoring, the troubleshooting, and the repairs all myself as needed. And if I need help, they have the resources to assist. I appreciate the structure in landfill gas with SCS because it’s very professional. And I like that!

What is your favorite part of working at SCS?

The flexibility! Every day it seems like I’m learning something new! When I work with guys from another region, I always learn something from them. I’m constantly learning something new! It never gets boring. There’s always something new coming up, always a new challenge. It tests my brain to figure things out. It’s very rewarding once you do fix something, and it works out. It’s a feeling like “Hey! This actually works, and we found the issue to fix it.” If the clients are happy, then I’m happy with myself.

What would you say is your biggest contribution to SCS?

Wesley, a Senior Technician at SCS out in the field with his team.

That’s a tough one! I guess anytime I feel I’m helping the team. If someone needs help, and I’m able to assist them, and I’m contributing to the team rather than being a burden or a headache. If my project manager needs something and I’m able to help him out and take a load off of him, that makes me feel better about my place on the team. If the boss is happy, then everyone’s happy!

Why do you think you’ve been so successful at SCS?

I’ve been set up for success! We have good management and work with great clients. I like that SCS is more of a team environment, and everyone makes an effort, rather than any one company or contractor carrying the weight of the work. Everyone approaches it as a team, and we brainstorm and determine the best way to come up with the solution. 

What advice would you give a prospective employee at SCS?

For someone coming into OM&M, stay open-minded, as in, don’t be set in your ways. Be willing to work hard and keep your head down and push through it. The work will get easier as you go on. You will learn every day, and the more you learn, the easier it gets! You will get to spend time with the more experienced SCS employees and learn from them that tasks you thought were challenging, don’t have to be. You will observe an employee who has to do the same thing 100 times, and they will teach you the easiest way to do it! 

What do you like to do outside of SCS? Any favorite hobbies?

I love to go bow hunting for whitetail deer in Alabama. I also love doing anything on the water! I have a Bloodhound dog named Reggie, and I love spending time with him.

 

Thank you for your service!

 

Young Professionals Committee Meeting 2019

Young Professionals Program  

The Young Professionals (YP) Program was established in 2017. There is a committee of Young Professionals that lead the SCS YP Program. The YP Program was founded on four key pillars:

-Career Development
-Entrepreneurship & Employee Ownership
-Social Culture & Networking
-Technical Development

SCS Engineers Internship Program 2021

SCS will be seeking Summer 2021 Interns nationwide. SCS’s goal is to provide a student Intern with valuable Technical and Engineering business experience through our diverse range of projects for the clients we serve. The paid Full-Time Internship will start in May/June 2021 and end in August/September 2021. Exact start and end dates will be determined to fit with your school schedule. We will start recruiting for our Interns in January 2021 and will be looking for students graduating by June 2023.

 

SCS Engineers Reviews

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    I have been working at SCS Engineers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you get in with this company, stay with them! I’ve never worked for an employee owned company before, and it’s been such a welcomed and positive change. No office drama, opportunities to easily move to other job locations if you’re interested, and the option of remote work if your job allows for it. Great company, great people.

    Cons

    None in my experience so far.

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SCS Engineers Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SCS Engineers (Tampa, FL).

    Interview

    I met with multiple people on the team. There was no formal assessment, not that there won't be if you end up interviewing, however, there was a discussion on my previous analytical projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an analytical project you were on at a previous employer and how you contributed to successfully completing this analysis.   Answer Question
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SCS Engineers Awards & Accolades

  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2018
  • Ranked # 11: Top 20 Design Firms for Sewer and Waste, ENR, 2018
  • Waste360 “40 Under 40” Award Recipient - Srividhya Viswanathan, Waste360, 2019
  • SCS achieved top rankings in the 2019 ENR Top 500 Environmental Sourcebook and the Top 200 Environmental Firms. SCS ranks highly in Solid Waste, Chemical & Soil Remediation, Site Assessment & Compliance, Wastewater, and All Pure Environmental, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2019
  • Waste360 “40 Under 40” Award Recipient - Steve Linehan, Waste360, 2020
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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