I asked Scot what qualities distinguish preferred colleagues, collaborators and suppliers.
… integrity, straight shooters, sense of humour, no B.S., no surprises
I asked what distinguishes him, why his customers choose him over competitors, which includes, why did WorleyParsons hire you?
… the same qualities I suppose. My ability to create and maintain relationships. The drive to do the deal. While I still believe this business is about relationships, I’m probably naïve to think that WorleyParsons hired me because of simply the ability to create those. I recall in the interview that they liked that I have been somewhat of a hired gun at SNC and used to working pretty much on my own for diverse group of clients
What do you lose sleep over, what do you worry about?
… my kids generation – their attitudes toward sex, they seem desensitized. That worries me because the whole love/relationship/commitment/marriage issue becomes so much less important to this generation.
Who or what influenced you most – that has made a difference in your life, or that was a major turning point?
… my accident was literally a real shot in the arm. Time with my kids when they were little. My mother died when I was 35. If I could wake them up, the two people I would most like to have lunch with – would be my mother and my mother-in-law. They were both very strong women. Lots of fun. I miss them both very much.
I asked Scot how he sees engineering business from Worley Parsons perspective over the next 90 days?
… very busy, there is so much infrastructure to be rebuilt
Over the next 5 years?
… a continued strong economy in Calgary. There is so much money being invested in the northern part of this province – all of it controlled here.
Work life balance?
… travel, deep powder skiing, scuba diving
What are you reading?
… lots of leases! .. Flight of the Eagle by Conrad Black, adventure novels by Wilbur Smith
… whenever weather permits, Harley Davidson Ultra Glide. In foul weather, the Suburban. Some sunny days I drive my wife’s Mustang convertible.