Local Engineer Honored with Prestigious Award for Service

Engineers win awards for something greater than their professional skills…their service to others


Submitted by SCJ Alliance

Centralia engineer Bob Tauscher was recently awarded the SCJ Cares Award for his commitment to serving his colleagues and the community. Bob, who was nominated by his peers, was honored for exemplifying SCJ’s core values, including compassion, stewardship, trust and integrity.

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Bob Tauscher, winner of SCJ Cares Award. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

A Senior Project Manager in SCJ’s Centralia office, Bob is known for being big-hearted both at work and in the community. You can find him coaching Special Olympics teams, preparing for mission trips with his church and swinging a hammer for Rebuilding Together, among other things. “I feel like Bob really embraces our culture of caring both inside and outside of the firm. He’s always pleasant and eager to help,” shared Centralia Office Principal Brandon Johnson.

Another colleague shared, “I’ll always remember Bob as one of the first people who made me feel welcome at SCJ. Bob seems to be the embodiment of the SCJ culture. He participates in so many SCJ activities, including those where we are serving others.”

The SCJ Cares Award is one of two annual awards presented by SCJ Alliance. The other, the Entrepreneurial Award, was received this year by Tyrell Bradley. Tyrell, who is a leader in SCJ’s civil engineering group, is a project manager in SCJ’s Lacey office and has worked on many Centralia College projects. He was praised for creating and maintaining extraordinary client relationships and his patience and collaboration with colleagues. One nominator wrote, “Whether he’s working with a client or talking to stakeholders, he’s cool and confident under pressure.”

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Tyrell Bradley was awarded SCJ Alliance’s Entrepreneurial Award. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

SCJ President and CEO Jean Carr echo the thoughts of others saying, “Both Bob and Tyrell live our core values and model them for others, whether they’re working with clients or colleagues. We are grateful for their service and their overall genuine and caring spirits.”

SCJ Alliance is a multidisciplinary, consulting firm specializing in civil engineering, transportation planning and design, environmental and urban planning, landscape architecture and design and public outreach. In addition to the downtown Centralia office, SCJ has offices in Lacey, Gig Harbor, Seattle, Ballard, Wenatchee, and Spokane, as well as Boulder, Colorado. Founded with a handful of people in 2006, the firm now has 115 employees and has been nationally recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects and as a great place to work.

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