In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, F.ASCE, President of Chen Moore and Associates, and official nominee for worldwide ASCE President-Elect in 2021 about his experience over the years being a leader at a very fast-growing civil engineering company. The interesting part about his experience is that he became a part-owner at a very young age. He also discusses his vision as nominee for the ASCE President-Elect 2021.
Discussion on Points
- You are never too busy when there is a purpose to your actions. Prioritize who you work with, who you spend your time with, and who you invest your time with.
- You have to realize that company growth isn’t something that you can necessarily plan for. Growth happens and you need to make sure that you are there for the times that the good waves are around. Growing, in general, is all about your people; if you don’t trust the people you are working with, you should not even bother to try to grow your company because you are going to be disappointed. How you try to identify and solve problems comes down to the level of employees that you put in charge of the growth of your company.
- As a company owner, you are not going to make every decision in your firm. You need to hire the right people to help make the right decisions for you. For that, you need to be a great judge of talent and a great delegator.
- Your company will not grow fast or for long, if you don’t take care of the fundamentals of the business, as the fundamentals are what engineering is all about.
- Whenever we have a problem, I like to look at that problem as a “teaching moment” for the individual or the company.
- Everybody wants to be everybody’s best friend, but it makes it so much harder when things go poorly in business, if you don’t have some level of separation.
Speaker :– Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, F.ASCEF. ASCE, LEED
Peter became the president of the firm now known as Chen Moore and Associates in January 2008. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and has implemented procedures for project management, human resources, and financial planning. Peter has served as a project manager and principal-in-charge for various projects totaling more than $500M in construction value, including underground infrastructure, focusing on water, wastewater, and stormwater in Florida, Latin America, and the Middle East. Mr. Moore has both a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Florida, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.
Host :- Fasano, P.E., LEED AP
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