My title is President & CEO of an engineering firm called Bocci Engineering, LLC. As the owner of a small business, my daily work life varies significantly from corporate & legal document reviews, to cash flow management, to engineering design review, project management, sales business development, forecasting & growth planning, and engineering design. I find myself working a lot with people, coaching, mentoring, advocating, and helping them become better engineers and business minded consultants. I still really enjoy solving problems, especially in our energy analysis software models and applications to make our client’s facilities more sustainable. Early in my career I spent more time daily doing the same engineering analysis, building the software models, inspecting the client’s facilities and equipment systems, and developing the design solutions. Today I help my team to produce the solutions more effectively.
What advice would you give someone considering this career?
Follow your passion, get as much practical – on the job experience you can even if you have to offer to volunteer to gain the experience, ask a lot questions, ask the same questions of multiple people, and remember that in engineering school your learning how to solve problems, and the process is more important than the grades. The most successful engineers learn people skills and strong communication skills.
What is a book or movie that has inspired you?
Movie: Pay It Forward , by Mimi Leder
Books: The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Innovation, by Linda Kohanov. Getting The Love You Want, by Harvelle Hendrix, SQ21: 21 skills of Spiritual Intelligence, by Cindy Wigglesworth,
Do you (or your company) offer internships or job shadow opportunities to high school students? If so, how would a student go about applying for one of those?
Bocci Engineering has nonpaid internships. Please “Apply Now” ( and follow all instructions) through our careers webpage located here: http://bocciengineering.com/about-bocci-engineering/careers/
As founder of Bocci Engineering, Lianne’s entrepreneurial spirit is the foundation behind the company’s success, diversity and talent. She brings to Bocci a career of more than 30 years in the energy industry and strategic partners and executive relations through corporate, advisory and board officer roles. Lianne leads Bocci to provide high quality, responsive consulting services in the areas of energy, water/waste water, industrial, manufacturing, and institutional segments. Her vision for Bocci, her passion for innovation, and her drive to serve have built a unique scalable business. Bocci’s services include engineering, construction, risk management, and economic integrated modeling for infrastructure projects including Environmental, Optimization, RAM, Safety, Operability, Constructability, Strategic and Detailed Engineering & Design, Cost Estimating, Planning, Project Management, and Commissioning.