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Connecting to the engineering side of our firm

Connecting to the engineering side of our firm

May 22, 2014

Authored by Blake Scott, CH2M HILL employee selected for the Bridges to Prosperity project in Panama

Being a part of this fantastic opportunity to construct a bridge for the community of La Conga, Panama will leave a lasting impact on my life that is beyond a tangible bridge.

I am relatively new to the firm with my one-year anniversary just around the corner at the end of this month and despite being introduced to many really great CH2M HILL folks both inside and outside the Transportation Market, I still lack many personal connections with the technical side of our business due to the nature of my administrative role in Global Finance.

This is me at our Buenos Aires, Argentina office last fall. It was a great opportunity to put a face to a name with some folks I work with down there!

This is me at our Buenos Aires, Argentina office last fall. It was a great opportunity to put a face to a name with some folks I work with down there!

So when it comes to my work here at CH2M HILL I can run the numbers on a project and find the variance to plan for a bridge budget or find our Earnings Before Bonus and Taxes (EBBT) performance drivers according to Labor Revenue on site workers. But I still wouldn’t know how to build that bridge. I wouldn’t know the first thing about the expertise and technical skill that is poured into designing it despite being the backbone of our business.

This is where the Bridges to Prosperity Panama project will figuratively bridge the gap between my role in finance and the engineer’s role in solving our customer’s complex problems. I am excited that with this opportunity I get to work alongside Project Manager Reece Bishop, an accomplished young leader in the firm, Kimberly Weston-Martin, our Safety Coordinator, and several other engineers of many disciplines on a project that we are all a part of. This is a truly a dynamic team of skilled volunteers and not only will we be making a positive and long lasting impact on the community of La Conga, we will be engaging with one another under the toils of hard work to foster better, stronger relationships with our fellow colleagues from around the globe.

This is me with the siblings of the family I lived with while studying abroad in Guatemala City, Guatemala. I still stay in contact with the family on a weekly basis over a year later.

This is me with the siblings of the family I lived with while studying abroad in Guatemala City, Guatemala. I still stay in contact with the family on a weekly basis over a year later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blake Scott is a Transportation Global Finance Professional working on market-wide reporting functions with our Americas, Europe, Asia and Middle East regions and serving as the Logistics Coordinator for budgeting and in-country planning for the Bridges to Prosperity Panama project.

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  1. Linda


    Very cool! Look forward to reading your blog and learning about the bridge building process.
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  2. Pingback: Day 8: La Conga bridge build

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