Structural engineer Michael Skoller traces his career choice to “pure luck.” And as luck would have it, he’s stuck with the profession for almost 37 years. In a recent interview, he reflected on his decades in the field — from engineering the largest residential house in Texas to procuring new projects at National Structural Engineering Inc., a Houston-based firm.
The U.S. oil and gas industry, rejuvenated by the shale gas boom, is making a deep economic impact not only in the country but around the world. The rapid expansion of activity and business has required oil and gas companies to seek qualified talent to fill a wide range of positions, particularly in engineering roles. However, even as more jobs are created, employers say they face a shortage of talent, an industry expert explained to IMT Career Journal.