Schemmer in the News: Matt Hubel and Lona Smart Featured in Midlands Business Journal

Matt Hubel, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C, Featured in "Waste Not, Want Not Upgrades Demonstrate Ultimate in Sustainability" Article In Midlands Business Journal

Schemmer Matt Hubel in MBJ

Matt Hubel, PE, CPSWQ, LEED AP BD+C, was recently featured in a Midlands Business Journal article titled “Waste Not, Want Not Upgrades Demonstrate Ultimate in Sustainability.” In the article, Hubel discusses firms and professionals actively embodying the 2022 Engineers Week theme, Reimagining the Impossible. Hubel was also quoted on Schemmer's work with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on stormwater management at a popular local park.

"The goals of this project are to provide a water-focused educational space within the park and eliminate soil erosion and sedimentation. The solution will be a system of stormwater management ponds incorporated into existing unutilized open spaces of the park, designed such that the ponds blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings," Matt said.

Matt went on to say how each of the projects Schemmer undertakes in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln are subject to stormwater management requirements. Not only are these requirements stipulated under the Clean Water Act, but they also benefit communities by reducing erosion and impacts to streams and rivers. Each project is unique because they are tailored to the clients' goals and budget.

When asked about the importance, Hubel noted, "Over the past few years, our communities have been a direct witness to the significant impact water from rainstorm events can have on our daily lives. Left unchecked, stormwater can damage our homes through flooding and pollute our lakes and rivers. The change in climate and weather that we have been experiencing are only going to increase the importance of controlling and treating stormwater."

Matt said one of Schemmer's core values is to "utilize sustainable design in all our work, regardless of the project requirements."

To read the full article, click here, pages 6 and 7.

Lona Smart, MA, Featured in "In Demand Engineers in Nebraska" Article In Midlands Business Journal

Schemmer Lona Smart in MBJLona Smart, MA, was featured in the Midlands Business Journal article titled “In Demand Engineers in Nebraska,” showcasing the perspective of new graduates or engineers on the plentiful opportunities for a career change. The article also includes area employers reflecting on what companies are looking for and how they're connecting with potential employees.

Smart, Schemmer's Talent Acquisition and Development Strategist, answered who Schemmer is looking for; how Schemmer is hiring; what skills are needed or hard to find; and what else Schemmer is considering.

Schemmer is looking for, "Engineering positions. One of our immediate needs is for a civil engineer who can lead civil design projects in the public and private sectors," Lona stated.

Lona said, "We regularly review our team members' compensation and benefits to ensure that we support their personal and professional goals. We view benefits as more than health insurance; we think about the whole person to include professional development, mentorship, and flexibility along with strong benefits and competitive wages."

Lastly, Lona noted, "We look for technical skills and experience first, but we also want to know how a candidate will collaborate and work with our existing team. We value our people and believe in creating a collaborative environment where professionals are empowered to grow and shape their careers. Our clients are the reason we are here, so when we bring out the best in our employees, they go above and beyond for our clients."

To read the full article, click here, page 21.


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