Paula Scholl

Paula Scholl, Senior Vice President, is responsible for overall coordination of S&L’s infrastructure groups and budgets, IT, engineering process groups, and specialty engineering and project controls groups. She joined S&L in 1981 and is a licensed professional engineer.Ms. Scholl began her career performing mechanical engineering activities for nuclear, coal, and gas plant projects. Her responsibilities expanded to management and direction of environmental retrofit, combustion turbine, and fossil betterment projects, as well as responsibility for multiple client relationships throughout the U.S. She worked closely with clients to develop project strategies, scopes, schedules, and budgets, and successfully manage completion of the work. In 2009, Ms. Scholl was appointed Director of Engineering for Sargent & Lundy, reporting to the Chief Operations Officer and responsible for S&L’s engineering processes, procedures, training, and specialty engineering groups. In 2014 she was appointed to her current position of Chief Operations Officer.


Valparaiso UniversityB.S. Mechanical Engineering – 1981Northwestern UniversityM.S. Mechanical Engineering – 1986

Engineering Registrations:

Professional EngineerIllinois, Michigan, Hawaii

Career Timeline with S&L

Ms. Scholl has 30+ years of engineering and project management experience at S&L. She has been an officer of the firm since the year 2000 and was admitted into the company ownership group in 2006.