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Established in 1991, P2S Engineering, Inc. is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy and technology engineering firm which also offers commissioning and construction management. We caught up with Kent Peterson to explore how the firm has achieved its success and how it plans to build upon this in the future.
P2S Engineering has extensive experience serving clients with engineering design, retrofits, green building, energy efficiency services, feasibility studies, master planning and commissioning services. Our purpose is to help our clients succeed by providing high quality professional engineering services that are responsive to their needs and the community.
Initially the firm was established as a mechanical and electrical engineering company, but over the years we have grown to become an advanced sustainable MEPT engineering firm. To progress along this path we have developed innovative strategies that allow our market-segments, markets and professional segments-services to grow into dominant positions. We support our employees by being innovative, flexible and adaptable. To be able to function as a leader their wider repertoire of skills and strategies is essential. We invest in this repertoire and use outside related competitive pressure to develop new technologies faster.
The vision and philosophy at P2S have been fostered successfully over 25 years, growing the company and its unique competencies into a highly competitive environment that sets the benchmark for all competitors. This benchmark is heavily driven by our internal culture. We at P2S are proud to be part of our company and we believe in the vision of being a team and it’s with this inspiration we approach all of our daily activities. We simply enjoy our work and have a positive and enthusiastic attitude toward it, making every individual an active collaborator in the pursuit of our corporate purpose. Therefore our unique perspective and vision defines the P2S purpose, scope of business and the relationship between ourselves and our primary stakeholders.
As a firm we offer an exceptional track record of past performance and an excellent understanding of building operations and assessments in the office environment. Our wide range of experience has lead us to have expertise with different types of projects, such as multi-building facilities, biotech, labs, central plants, ports/marine, infrastructure, master plans, energy efficiency, commissioning, technology and much more. We are nationally ranked as one of the Engineering Giants 300 and honoured to be in the PSMJ Circle of Excellence for exemplary management practices and 2009-2015 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Ultimately there is no future for our firm without qualified engineers to execute our P2S vision. Therefore, P2S has to continue being an attractive workplace, providing a culture to create a long line of creative, talented, and motivated applicants who will challenge the status quo waiting to join our firm. Knowing that engineers are in the TOP 10 careers experiencing talent shortages, and that the unemployment rate for engineers is almost zero, great compensation is not everything.
That is why we know that our employees’ personal motivations and interests are primarily related to ascending needs for security, purpose, recognition, identity, and the realization of one’s full potential. Our corporate goals are best achieved in an environment that encourages and assists employees in the achievement of their personal goals. We seek to offer our employees a challenging and stable work environment and learning culture where they can earn above average compensation, outstanding benefits and receive individual training and mentoring. Most importantly, we support both the conceptual and concrete innovations our engineers develop and create a difference to other engineering firms.
Everyone at P2S enjoys benefits from clear communication at all levels and in all directions. Managers are accessible, supportive and responsive to discussions and collaboration with staff. Our company prides itself on its’ positive workplace offering premium facilities as well as flexible working hours.
Therefore moving forward our focus will be on better supporting our staff, as well as other stakeholders so that we can continue our vision. Growth will be an important means by which we satisfy the interests of our employees, our investors and our clients. Our high-calibre engineering staff, as well as our sub consultants and other experts, look for opportunities for personal development and advancement. Our goal, under the framework of our new five-year plan, is to generate a constant annually growth until 2019. Therefore, we are going to expand our Southern Californian headquarters in Long Beach, grow our San Diego branch, and look forward to develop as a known leader for engineering in North California, while increasing the number of service offerings. We are also committed to leverage the opportunities that are given by the federal and state mandates towards Net Zero Buildings. Increasing our portfolio by Net Zero Building projects in all market segment areas will be our priority and we look forward to the opportunities this will be our priority and we look forward to the opportunities this will provide us with.