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Woolpert Champions Workplace Culture, Launches Multifaceted Careers Site

November 30, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio (Nov. 30, 2016) — Building on its inaugural Great Place to Work designation earlier this year, Woolpert has launched a multifaceted careers page at woolpert.com/careers. The page details the firm’s numerous and varied open positions, enumerates the distinctive benefits of working for the firm, defines its progressive work culture with employee testimonials, and allows potential employees to submit applications for current jobs and for positions not yet posted.

Woolpert—an architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm­—serves seven industry markets from 23 offices nationwide. This makes for varied and prolific job postings, from solicitations for licensed surveyor to aviation planner to civil design engineer to geospatial technician.

Scott Cattran, who has worked for Woolpert since 1999, was named president and CEO this summer. He said the firm intends to not only lead the AEG industry but to have the highest-rated workplace culture as well.

“How people look at employment and longevity is changing, and there is a greater desire for people to control their careers,” Cattran said. “To draw and retain the best talent in multiple industries, we are continually striving to improve and advance our progressive workplace culture.”

This was the first year that Woolpert applied for and was certified as a Great Place to Work, a program that anonymously polls employees based on trust in company leadership, pride in what they do and enjoyment in the company of their co-workers.

“Their program aligns with our business trajectory of striving to be the best,” said Shanda McKinney, Woolpert’s human resources director. “It only makes sense that we’d want to draw the best talent to support that initiative.”

Woolpert is using Great Place to Work analytics generated from its employees to address workplace concerns specific to its offices. The 105-year-old firm also is fostering multiple perks proven to draw and retain talented individuals, including creating a flexible work environment that fits different employees at different stages of their lives.

“Flexible work environments are more able to adapt to job shadowing, job sharing, mentoring, career opportunities, (etc.),” she said. “This fosters teamwork and empowerment, career growth and development across the country.”

Cattran added that the desire is for Woolpert to have a strong bench of next-generation leaders who are inspired by their work and their work environment, and who feel valued by the firm.

“It’s all about the people, and our people are what set us apart in our industry,” he said.

For more about Woolpert, its culture and its open positions, visit woolpert.com/careers.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert’s mission is to help its clients progress—and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 23 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces. The firm currently is doing business in all 50 states and in five foreign countries. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.