Young Professionals in the Spotlight

Jamie Lorah, PE - Manager, Process Design

Jamie joined SSM in 2003. She is the Manager of Process Design in the Water/Wastewater Engineering Department and specializes in Industrial Pretreatment Programs and hydraulic modeling. Her interest in mathematics/chemistry and passion for protecting water quality led to her career choice. Jamie received her BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and is working toward her Master’s Degree. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA.

“My family motivates me every day. My greatest influence is my father, who is a hard worker and an entrepreneur who never gave up. He taught me my work ethic and compassion for others."

Jamie is active in several industry organizations including PA Water Environment and Eastern PA Water Pollution Control Operators Association.

“As a mom and woman in engineering, I would tell other women that they can be successful in this industry – there will be obstacles, but persist and rise to the challenge.”

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Nicholas Szeredai, PE - Civil/Municipal Engineer

Nick joined SSM in 2018 as a Municipal Engineer to manage municipal design projects. Nick graduated from Governor Mifflin with the goal of becoming a licensed Professional Engineer. He went on to graduate from Penn State with a BS in Civil Engineering. He worked at McCormick Taylor for 6 years where he acquired his license.

Nick is motivated by his wife Emily (Foster) and daughter Ella who help him maintain his work life balance. He is driven to come to work, and give it his all, because he wants to be a role model for his daughters (expecting another this fall), just like his parents, Rich and Roxanne, were for him. “They encouraged me to follow my dreams.”

When asked what advice he would give, Nick said, “I chose to work at SSM because working for a company that cares about me, and our community, is important. You can only find true career success if you can go to work, make a living, and enjoy it all at the same time.”

Andrew Wengerd, PE, LEED AP, CFPS

Andrew joined SSM in 2004. He is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer in the Facilities Engineering Division with experience designing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for industrial, commercial, educational, and semiconductor facilities.

Andrew earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA, NY, CT and GA, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist and LEED Accredited Professional. He holds UCC Inspector Certifications in Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire and Energy Plans.

Andrew is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. where he is a Lehigh Valley Chapter Board Member. Andrew pursued mechanical engineering as a career because it offers unique challenges and a variety of career opportunities.

“As an engineer, it is important to continue learning and building from experiences to bring innovative solutions to our clients.”

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