AC22 - Remote Connection: A Discussion of Keeping Mid- and Entry-Level Staff Engaged
Recorded On: 04/13/2022
Member fee: $25.00
Non-Member fee: $35.00
1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's: ECI, EIT Certifications
SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.5
Participants will come away better understanding the benefits of remote work for different staff levels staff, limitations of remote work, particularly for entry- and mid-level staff, and tools to improve mentorship between staff members. Results of a company-wide survey of West Yost staff on remote working will also be presented.
Describe both the benefits and drawbacks of remote work for mid- and entry-level staff.
List possible strategies and tools that could be used to improve mentorship, knowledge transfer and engagement between mid- and entry-level staff operating in different offices.
Prepare a plan for stronger engagement of remote staff to improve staff morale and retention.
Charles Hardy, PE
West Yost Associates
Charles Hardy, PE, QSD/QSP is a Senior Engineer with West Yost in Concord, California. Charles' work focuses on wastewater and recycled water system planning and process design and water quality permit applications and compliance. Charles routinely performs both project management and technical tasks for these projects and has a proven ability to work cooperatively with client staff and project team members to meet strict regulatory criteria. His work includes preparing a number of studies in association with wastewater discharge permits such as: Reasonable Potential Analyses, treatment feasibility studies, pollution prevention plans and source control studies, salinity evaluation and minimization plans, and Reports of Waste Discharge (permit applications). Charles has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Yale University and a Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He has worked as a consultant for over 17 years, including over 10 years with West Yost.
West Yost Associates
Kambria Tiano is a Senior Engineer at West Yost Associates and holds a Professional Engineer license in California. She earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Kami’s professional interests are centered around water and recycled water system planning and hydraulic modeling, and she is passionate about mentoring young engineers. Her industry experience includes master planning of water and recycled water systems, building and calibrating hydraulic models, preparing unidirectional flushing plans, and designing civil and utility improvements. As a member of West Yost’s water practice, Kambria has performed hydraulic modeling and master planning services for clients across the West Coast, spanning from San Diego Country to northern Oregon.
Ligaya C. Kohagura, PE
Senior Project Manager
Black & Veatch Corporation
Ligaya is a Senior Project Manager at Black & Veatch with 30 years of experience in the management and development of long-range and mid-range plans for water and wastewater utilities and the planning, design, and construction services for water and wastewater facilities including treatment plants, pumping stations, pipelines, and storage. Ligaya was also previously a Senior Civil Engineer with SRCSD - Policy and Planning and SASD - Engineering.
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