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Join the Boston Youth Environmental Network on Job Shadow Day 2013

Posted January 18, 2013 by

Job Shadow Day 2013 will take place on Friday, February 1st.

When a company participates in Job Shadow Day, it is demonstrating a commitment to supporting and improving the community. Individual hosts benefit from the satisfaction that comes with mentoring a young person and introducing him or her to a new career.

On the day of the event, students visit the worksite and shadow professionals for 3 to 4 hours, observing and assisting them with their work. The PIC makes your participation easy.

  • PIC career specialists work directly with students to prepare them for the experience through a series of career readiness workshops.
  • When you sign up, the PIC will e-mail you a brief “host’s guide” that includes suggested activities to help structure the event.
  • You simply provide a brief job description to help PIC staff match with student career interests.

Read more about Job Shadow Day February 1st, 2013.

On Job Shadow Day:

  • Review all relevant health and safety issues, and provide all necessary safety gear.
  • Give the student a brief tour of the workplace and introduce him/her to other employees. Explain how various departments work together and how each job contributes to the overall operations of the company
  • Talk about how the work of your company affects the community. What products or services does it provide?
  • Provide the student with an overview of your job and your career path.

To sign up now, click on the link:


Bob Erickson Promoted to Vice President of Business Development

Posted January 17, 2013 by

January 15, 2013 – East Providence, Rhode Island – ESS is pleased to announce the promotion of Bob Erickson to Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Erickson is responsible for identifying ESS business opportunities and fostering relationships with ESS clients and teaming partners. As a Senior Scientist and Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience in environmental permitting for complex, multidisciplinary projects, Mr. Erickson is knowledgeable in all facets of ESS technical and client services. He also provides company-wide leadership in strategic business planning and overall delivery of ESS services as a member of the ESS Senior Management Team.

“I’m excited at the prospect of continuing to expand ESS’s business opportunities,” said Mr. Erickson. “Our focus will be to sustain growth in our core markets and offer broader environmental and engineering services to a wider range of clients.”

Mr. Erickson’s extensive technical and management background has contributed greatly to the success of ESS. “We are pleased to have Bob promoted to Vice President of ESS. His total commitment to the success of ESS and his broad knowledge of our clients and service sectors is an invaluable asset to ESS’s future growth and development,” said ESS President and CEO Charles Natale. “He knows our business and is able to convey both the strength of ESS services and the company’s commitment to our clients.”

Mr. Erickson earned his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management at the University of New Hampshire. He is professionally affiliated with the Environmental Business Council of New England, Society of Military Engineers, Northeast Energy & Commerce Association, and Virginia small business organizations.

About ESS Group, Inc.
ESS Group, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting and engineering firm with offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Our team is comprised of scientists, engineers, and environmental specialists who provide full life-cycle engineering and consulting services, with a primary focus on energy projects. For more information, contact us at news@essgroup.com or subscribe to receive ESS News and Regulatory Updates via email.


Environment Council of Rhode Island Education Fund Application for Chafee Award Recognition

Posted January 9, 2013 by

The Environment Council of Rhode Island’s Education Fund is honored to announce the opening of the application period for the John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Awards for 2013. Honoring the memory of the late Governor and U.S. Senator for his dedication to preserving the environment, The ECRI Education Fund honors four Rhode Island organizations each year for their work in improving the health of the Rhode Island environment.

Recipients are selected by an independent panel of judges based on applications received from RI businesses, non profits, municipalities, and educational institutions that highlight specific projects and programs related to conservation.
Past winners include organizations that reduced polluting discharges, instituted recycling programs, developed renewable energy projects, installed sewage treatment facility upgrades, increased land conservation, and provided hands on environmental education for Rhode Island children. Potential winning projects are not limited to the examples provided here. Any project that improves the health of the Rhode Island environment is welcome for consideration.

For more information and the application click here.


Mabbett Designated a “Hot Firm” for Fourth Time

Posted January 4, 2013 by

Mabbett & Associates, Inc. (Mabbett™) is pleased to announce that Mabbett has ranked #22 on the 2012 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List of the top 100 fastest growing architectural, engineering and environmental firms in the United States and Canada. Mabbett has been recognized four years in a row and ranked #36 in 2011, #68 in 2010 and #191 in 2009. The Zweig White Hot Firms have outperformed the economy and their competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.

The “Hot Firm” designation has been synonymous with success in the architecture, engineering, and the environmental consulting industry. Rankings are based on a survey of industry firms conducted by ZweigWhite, the publisher of The Zweig Letter, and the nation’s management leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. ZweigWhite has recognized the fastest‐growing architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms on the basis of their three‐year growth rate in gross revenue, with 50% of the ranking based on percentage growth and 50% based on dollar growth from 2008 to 2011. The firm’s annual revenue must be greater than or equal to $1,000,000. Firms must be based in the United States or Canada, derive the majority of their revenues from the practice of architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting or allied disciplines.

“We are most pleased to have been designated a Hot Firm for the fourth consecutive year,” stated Arthur N. Mabbett, President. “The objectives of a long‐term business perspective, continuing reinvestment, and strategic decision‐making are being achieved by Mabbett. We thank our clients for their confidence and continuing opportunities to serve them. I alsocongratulate the entire Mabbett Team on their achievement and success. To be ranked #22 is a most significant accomplishment. ”

Mabbett is an award‐winning and nationally recognized firm that provides integrated multi‐disciplinary environmental, health and safety and sustainability‐energy consulting and engineering services. For over 30 years, Mabbett has delivered value‐added professional services to industry, commercial enterprise and Federal, state and local agencies. Mabbett is a US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), verified Service‐Disabled Veteran‐Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Bedford, MA with regional offices in Providence, RI; Alexandria, VA and Paramus, NJ.