Careers at Woolpert
Woolpert is the fastest growing architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm in the country, delivering value to clients in all 50 states and around the world by strategically blending innovative design and engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications.
With a dynamic research and development department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners such as Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and uncrewed aircraft systems; and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, BIM and sustainable design. The firm, which is among the ENR’s Top 100 Design Firms, supports a mission to help its clients progress and become more progressive.
Pathways to Success
Woolpert is committed to the development of our employees to ensure an engaged, high-performing team. Our supportive culture enables employees to explore paths that align with skills and interests at any stage to help them reach their highest potential. Your career path might be linear, but more likely, it will be a web of opportunities. Woolpert is here to help you build your roadmap so that you can reach whatever destination you choose.
Freedom to Work
Employees need time to rest and enjoy themselves outside work. Putting a cap on this important time does not help our effort to achieve high levels of employee satisfaction and productivity, so Woolpert does not limit the amount of paid time off employees can take or require employees to take a minimum amount of time off.
We also embrace the shift to remote work brought by the pandemic and offer a hybrid-remote model to a majority of our employees depending on the nature of their position and job duties. We find this benefits not only our employees, but the environment, as our energy usage dropped by 12% between 2021 and 2022 in terms of hardware reduction.
Wellbeing and Wellness
Woolpert’s dedication to employees, their families and their wellbeing spans the hours both on and off the clock. We understand that each employee is unique, and we aim to focus on individual needs to provide consistent and equitable experiences for all.
We recently launched a new global employee assistance program to better serve our people and their mental wellbeing. Through our partnership with both a wellness coach and employee wellbeing specialist, we infuse wellness into normal team meetings, new-hire orientations, welcoming of newly acquired staff members and more, in addition to providing coaching on an individual level. Woolpert also offers a fitness reimbursement program that pays for a portion of fitness facility fees for employees and one additional family member each.
Inclusion and Diversity
We believe that a strong, thriving company requires a diverse team with a broad range of perspectives, backgrounds, knowledge and experiences. We promote an inclusive environment where employees are respected, empowered and encouraged to be their true selves. Once a year, we host a forum in which employees are encouraged to share their ideas for continued fostering of this environment.
Woolpert implements three primary I&D strategies: diverse recruitment, diversity awareness and mentorship opportunities and inclusive succession planning. Learn more about those efforts here.
As a firm dedicated to moving the world forward through forward thinking, we want to impact the world around us in a positive way. Our employees are responsible for upholding Woolpert’s vision and core values at work and within our communities. We’re committed to supporting causes and philanthropy that benefit the communities in which our employees live and operate. Woolpert’s overarching approach to community partnership focuses on this commitment, as well as more specifically supporting underserved youth with resources and access to STEM—in line with our strategic inclusion and diversity efforts.
Our vision at Woolpert includes being one of the world’s best companies culturally for all our employees, and that includes our students. Meaningful internships are built into the fabric of our company at the highest, most strategic business levels to enrich our talent acquisition pipeline. We value our students’ feedback, and we make sure their voices are heard through various communication channels. Students can participate in our yearly Great Place to Work survey and provide feedback on their experience through our anonymous end-of-semester surveys. We use this data to continually improve and evolve the program semester over semester.
Our students are the future of our company. Over the last 30 years, we have welcomed hundreds of interns—many of whom joined us full time after graduation. In 2021 alone, we extended full-time offers to 10 students. We have a network of over 45 student alumni actively working at various levels within the company, from our division leaders to people managers, and some of our senior leadership. We currently have students joining us virtually and in person across the United States, and now have students joining us globally in South Africa and Australia.
As a firm in the AEG space, we know that we are only as green as our designs. The Woolpert team provides clients with an array of services focused on sustainability and resilience. As of summer 2021, Woolpert has achieved the following sustainability credentials:
- 100% LEED certification success rate
- 70 LEED platinum, gold and silver projects
- 63 LEED, WELL AP or other accredited staff
- Green Globes, SITES and Envision
Woolpert has pledged the AIA 2030 Commitment and is committed to carbon-neutrality in our scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. We approach all our projects with a sustainability mindset: To protect the environment while delivering the highest-quality product to our clients.
Learn more about Woolpert by visiting our ESG page here.
Woolpert, Inc., ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Human Resources at 937.531.1222 (TTY/TDD users, call 711).