Event Detail




Finding, Developing & Retaining Employees in the Consulting Engineering Space

Wednesday, Sept. 28 | 8 a.m.-Noon | ACEC Colorado Training Room or Online | 4 PHDs* | $199 (employees of member firms)

Even with the concerns about the direction of the economy overall, most engineering companies are busy and have multiple openings they are struggling to fill.  With many individuals leaving the industry and questions about the supply of new technical professionals, the bottom line for firms is that the lack of needed staff is both impacting their ability to deliver for their clients as well as meet their own growth targets.  The result is also heavy competition for engineering talent and pressure on salaries and benefits.  This workshop will delve into these challenges and discuss how to use practical and creative ideas and engage best practices to ultimately grow, develop and retain your team. The workshop will be followed by a panel of leaders in the consulting engineering space who will share their own experiences and advice.

About the Presenter

William (Bill) Siegel, PE (McMahon | Siegel Group)
Bill Siegel is a proven business leader, with a track record of driving profitable growth and expansion. His past experience includes serving as CEO and Chairman of the Board of an approximately $400M-revenue science and engineering consulting firm where he developed and executed a successful strategy to diversify and expand globally. Siegel recently founded several companies including McMahon|Siegel Group, WS Group International, and William Siegel Consultants (to provide technical services where an LLC is not allowed) to serve the AEC and related industries with specialty consulting in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, operational reviews, board service, and executive consultation. He also is a founder of Colergo, an industry-changing B2B internet startup helping peer firms share resources and maximize profit. Siegel sits on the boards and/or is a paid advisor for multiple companies in the AEC industry. Within the AEC industry, Siegel is a recognized leader regularly presenting at gatherings and conferences and having been selected by his peers for industry leadership roles. Furthermore, he is an accomplished engineer with numerous published papers and presentations. He is well known for his exceptional skills with regard to strategy, mergers and acquisitions (having successfully completed 20 acquisitions in his career), and client relations and project management. Finally, Siegel is an experienced board member and serves on multiple for-profit boards and is actively involved with several nonprofit organizations and his professional and personal communities overall. 

Registration Policies

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