Employee Spotlight – Larry West

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Larry West, Director of Human Resources

Briefly describe what you do here at Broadbent & Associates, Inc. I am the new HR Director.  HR handles all facets of an employee-life cycle: hiring, on-boarding, development, pay & benefits, engagement, retirement and my major experience has been in talent development and organization design. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? To be a short-order cook / chef What would you name the autobiography of your life? Serendipity, Zemblanity, and everything else life has to offer… What does your workspace look like? Have not had time to decorate, so pretty much stacks of folders and paperwork….thinking of a Dibert theme If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Full-ride invest Read More »

Proud to Service One of the Best Places to Live!

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Parker, Colorado

Broadbent’s Denver Office, located in the southern-Denver metro area town of Parker, has been rapidly growing since its inception in 2016. And now Money.com just named Parker the second-best place to live in the United States in 2020, based on 1,890 communities which qualified for the list and 212,000 different data points utilized to pick the winners. “We considered data about every location’s economy, housing market, cost of living, diversity, public education, health and safety, weather and lifestyle, and amenities,” says Money.com. Broadbent is proud to have its Denver home in Parker and has recently added more full time environmental and archaeological staff to the Denver Office, greatly expanding our service capabilities and turn-around time for projects in Colorado. Whether you are new to Read More »

What You Need to Know About the Nevada Petroleum Fund

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Underground storage tank (UST) systems are utilized at fueling stations for storing and dispensing petroleum products, mostly gasoline and diesel fuel. Tanker trucks transport these petroleum products to individual fueling stations where it is loaded into onsite USTs. The fuels are then pumped from the USTs to fuel dispensers via underground piping infrastructure. UST system owners and operators are required to comply with both State and Federal regulations designed to minimize potential for a release of petroleum hydrocarbon-based fuels into soil and/or groundwater. In Nevada, the Nevada Petroleum Fund (the Fund) was established in 1989 to provide financial assistance to UST system owners for corrective action costs associated with addressing impacted soil and/or groundwater following a release. The Fund is Read More »

Siberian Huskies Like To Howl

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Siberian huskies like to howl.  They particularly like to howl in the morning when they first see you and their howls are loud and long.  Real “Call of the Wild” stuff.  They seem particularly loud and long when they are unleashed during your first remote Monday morning staff meeting with 35 of your co-workers listening to you trying to lead a discussion during extraordinary circumstances.  And thus, the Everyone-is-Working-From-Home-Now adventure began. I have been the division manager of our Las Vegas office for around five years now and have worked at Broadbent for a total of 28.  While the recession in 2008 was not fun for anyone, particularly in boom or bust Las Vegas, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic feels very Read More »

Three Keys to Environmental Project Management

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Success as an environmental consulting firm is demonstrated by the ability to provide knowledge, guidance, and effective project management for clients. This ensures that environmental regulation is not just another necessary evil, but a method for improving internal systems and prioritizing project sustainability. Producing quality results during environmental site investigations, and other projects, is the product of careful attention and planning in three key areas of environmental project management: 1) build a competent team; 2) define a project scope; and 3) maintaining compliance with budgetary requirements and project schedules. Build a Competent Team At the beginning of an environmental project, it is critical to select the right environmental Project Manager and support staff based on their individual skill sets and Read More »