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Sam Wright


Role and Company

Senior Program Manager (Retired), AECOM


43 years experience in project management


Sammamish, WA

About Sam

I'm an Army veteran having served three years during the Vietnam War time frame. I've worked in construction since leaving the service beginning as a trainee for Bechtel and after 43 years of major projects and program management assignments have retired. I am not an engineer and found the backdoor into management for some of the largest companies in the building industry. I've been the project manager for large power plants, high rise buildings, healthcare facilities and airport terminal projects. I'm interested in finding ways to pay back and especially want to assist vets in finding their path to a meaningful and fulfilling career. I've been responsible for hiring for most of my projects for the last 30+ years and I have a pretty good idea of what engineering and construction companies have to offer and what they need in terms of resources and people. I could be a coach/mentor assisting vets interested in the building industry.

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Sam's Recent Answers

one year ago

Do you know of a Construction Company in Colorado that would interested being the subject of a Doctoral Dissertation Study on Employee Turnover?

Jill, I would talk to PCL. There US headquarters are in Denver. Sam

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3 years ago

How do I get an idea from paper to up and running off the ground?

Brian, I'm not offering the "how to" but rather commenting on "what you have in mind". Many years ago while...

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4 years ago

Asking for the job at the end of an interview?

Shane An interview is a step in the decision process (gathering information) for both perspective employer and employee. You don't...

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