2023 40 Under 40: Michael Scott, PE, CxA, CEM, 34
Associate, WSP USA; BS, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Scott is a technical leader in both mechanical systems and building automation control systems with experience in mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design engineering, commissioning, facility assessments, energy audits and project management. Scott’s experience includes new and existing hospitals, high-rise, laboratories, pharmacies, higher education, hospitality, municipal, multifamily and mixed-use commercial. Scott successfully engages with all project parties including owners, design teams, contractors and facilities personnel with the goal of improving the final product. Outside of project work, Scott presents at national conferences, writes engineering articles, develops office-standard specifications and tools and hosts training events. While working as a mechanical engineer, Scott was both MEP project manager and lead mechanical engineer for major hospital projects. Now, he leads commissioning teams and provides technical oversight for commissioning of new projects, retro-commissioning, facility assessments and energy audits across the country. Scott’s experience includes designing 200,000+ square-foot hospitals, full replacements of 5,000+ ton central plants, writing custom control logic for unique applications and testing renovated central plants in operating hospitals. Scott spent his first two years after graduation in nonprofit work overseas before pursuing his career in engineering. Scott regularly volunteers with OnRamp DFW, which provides reliable vehicles to people who need a helping hand. Aside from his ongoing volunteer work, Scott has participated in various events with Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children and Oxford Glen Memory Care at Sachse. When time allows after taking care of his three children, he likes to play board games, brew beer and scuba dive.