Our people are our greatest asset. We understand the importance of leveraging the energy and innovative minds of our young professionals while maintaining the wisdom of our more seasoned professionals to provide the best service to our clients.
That’s why more than two decades ago, MWH created the Young Professionals Group (YPG) to provide leadership, technical and professional development, and networking opportunities to staff with 10 years’ experience and less in the workforce. Since its inception, the group has developed through the planning and actions of young staff and has spread to global offices through a grass roots development approach. Today the group is comprised of 600 team members in 70 offices representing 10 countries.
By bridging the professional experience gap, we harbor development and foster collaboration. YPG is focused on the MWH purpose of Building a Better World.
Our vision is for the YPG to work side-by-side with the leaders of MWH to leverage the knowledge, skills and energy of YPG members to contribute to the success of MWH.
Organize initiatives and create opportunities for young professionals to gain experience and step into leadership roles in the office and across MWH.
Be the recognized leader in developing and advocating young professionals at MWH by providing career enhancement through quality education programs, global networking and leadership opportunities.
Amanda Adams – Americas Central Division
Amanda is a geological engineer in the Denver office who has been with MWH since 2008 as part of the mining group.
Sandy-Kae Gray – Americas Northeast Division
Sandy has worked in the Boston office since 2004 and specializes in wet weather planning, hydraulic modeling and design.
LaSandra Edwards – Americas West Division
LaSandra has worked since 2002 in the Sacramento office as a part of the wastewater group and specializes in civil design.
Eric Tsai – Americas YPG Advisor
Eric is a water resource engineer in the Sacramento office who has been with MWH since 2005.
Andre Milla – Americas YPG Resource Manager
Andre is an electrical engineer who has been with MWH for two years. He is in the Chicago office and now part of the design team.
Sanne VanEmpel - Europe/Africa Regional Leader
Ari Shammay - AP Regional Leader & Australia Country Leader
Ari is a process engineer in the Sydney office who specializes in membrane bioreactors and odour control.
Claire Perkins- New Zealand Country Leader
Claire joined MWH as a graduate in 2005 and currently works as an Environmental Planner in the Planning and Environmental Services team based in the Christchurch office.
Read More about MWH Young Professionals in the August 2010 issue of AWWA - Young Professionals Pave Their Own Path to Development American Waterworks Association (AWWA).