Steve Walker serves as the General Manager at SSC Underground, with more than a decade of experience in tunneling and trenchless technology in underground construction across the state. Throughout his career, he has managed and supervised numerous construction projects for multiple companies; oversaw maintenance in the mechanical field; trained and certified drivers; collaborated with division managers to schedule equipment for projects; oversaw crew safety; and responded to bid opportunities to determine specifications and required materials for project completion. Steve gained the specialized expertise from serving as a Horizontal Auger Boring Foreman, Shop and Equipment Manager, and Field Manager to his present role as General Manager.
A valuable asset to the company, Steve has vast project experience including the recent projects Southwest Zone 1 Water Transmission Main, UPRR Track Expansion, Ocotillo @ UPRR CMAR, and City of Phoenix Drought Pipeline project. These projects all required horizontal boring and casing installations, which Steve was able to complete successfully while keeping his teams on track and well-managed. Throughout his career at SSC, he has also been highly instrumental in overseeing construction job safety and ensuring all safety requirements and regulations are adhered to.
Steve’s 30 plus years of experience also include his prior positions as owner and operator at Precision Backhoe Services and as an operator at Abb’s Trenching Service. The expertise and leadership strength he demonstrated within these roles proved he would be a key component to the success of SSC. As its General Manager today, Steve continues to lead and maximize the effectiveness of SSC’s services.
Clearly, Steve possesses many qualities that have helped him thrive in his positions. He also has earned many certifications that enable him to be successful in the industry including:
- Certified, Competent Person Confined Space and Excavations
- Certified, OSHA 30
- Certified, Southwest Safety Training Alliance 16 Hour
- Certified, Welder
- Licensed, Arizona Commercial Driver, Class A
- Certified, First Aid and CPR
In addition to his business experience, Steve takes pride in the projects SSC performs and is humbled by being an active role model for the company. He enjoys completing projects that are safe and impactful not only for his team, but for clients and the community. On a personal note, Steve has been married to Michelle Walker, Vice President of Operations at SSC, since 1998 and has two children. When he is not working, you can likely find him being involved with his church as a children’s ministry leader and small group host, outdoors with activities like hiking, or watching an Arizona Cardinals football game.