SCJ Alliance Expands Services in Central Puget Sound

Submitted by SCJ Alliance

Aaron Knight, PE and George Hilen, PE recently joined SCJ Alliance’s transportation design group. The two engineers have been teaming together on projects for years and have a strong reputation in the Puget Sound region.

Aaron Knight - SCJ Alliance 2019
Aaron Knight. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

Aaron, a project manager, and George, a project engineer, are working in an SCJ location in Gig Harbor. Since SCJ’s founding in 2006, traffic engineering has been a key service area for the firm. Aaron and George bring expanded design expertise and capability, with an emphasis on signal design, pedestrian signals, and illumination.

SCJ specializes in transportation planning and design, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and urban planning, and public outreach.

“Aaron and George have vast experience preparing construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for new and modified traffic signals, ITS systems, ADA pedestrian facilities, and various types of roadway illumination systems,” says SCJ’s Executive Vice President Eric Johnston. “We are delighted to have them join us.”

From Aaron’s perspective, he sees added value too. “As I help clients evaluate which options will best suit their intersection needs, it’s great to be working with a firm with so much roundabout expertise. To also be able to offer inhouse services related to permitting and environmental reviews is a huge bonus.”

George Hilen - SCJ Alliance 2019
George Hilen. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance

George shares, “I love the collaboration, seamlessly working across disciplines and offices.” SCJ has eight offices in total including Ballard, Seattle, Lacey, Centralia, Wenatchee and Spokane, Wash, and another in Boulder, Colo.

Aaron is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. George earned the same degree from Gonzaga University, located near SCJ’s Spokane office.

SCJ Alliance is a privately-held consulting firm which has been nationally-recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects, and as a great place to work.

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