Engineering Solutions


The leaders of Simon+James have a deep history and wealth of experience providing talent solutions to multiple disciplines within the engineering realm. Experience that dates back to the late 1990’s when our CEO, Matthew J. Ripaldi, started his staffing career at TAD Technical providing CAD Drafters for clients all throughout the New England Area. At the time TAD, officially known as The Associated Designers and started in an M.I.T. dorm room back in 1956, was the largest privately held technical staffing firm in the US and was acquired by The Adecco Group in 1997.

More recently Partner, Nicole Dao, has been providing engineering staffing solutions for oil and gas companies In the Houston Market for the last 10 years. She has proven experience supporting firms focused on upstream, midstream and downstream projects and has a history of success partnering with companies to identify, deliver and manage large onsite populations of contractor talent for the organizations she has supported.

Today, Simon+James, provides staffing (contract, contract-to-direct, direct hire), managed services, project support and payrolling solutions to the energy, chemicals and infrastructure markets.

Markets Supported


  • Basic Chemicals
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Consumer Products


  • Upstream Oil & Gas
  • Midstream Oil & Gas
  • Downstream Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy


  • Civil
  • Commercial
  • Industrial


Project Management

Mechanical Engineering & Design

Electrical & Power Systems Engineering

Procurement & Supply Chain

Civil Engineering

Process Engineering

Structural Engineering

Instrumentation & Control Systems