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CH2M – Why Work For Us?

 At CH2M, we love to take on our clients' most complex infrastructure and natural resource problems, creating new pathways for human progress. Partnering with governments, cities and businesses in more than 50 countries, we tap deeply integrated capabilities across our organization – in transportation, water, environment, nuclear, oil & gas, industry, and urban environments – to meet their biggest engineering challenges. And we draw on the exceptional skills and creativity of 25,000 teammates with an outstanding track record of expertly executing projects both big and small. We love what we do, but we care just as much about how we work.

Our Purpose

At CH2M, we lay the foundation for human progress by turning challenge into opportunity.


Our Priorities

Our success is built on trust — our clients, teammates, and the people our projects affect need us to be a responsible partner who minimizes risks. To win and keep their trust, we rely on principles that we believe are the right way to do business and also define how we want to live and work.

  • Safety: Our goal: zero safety incidents, injuries, and adverse environmental impacts.
  • Ethics: Acting with integrity in everything we do.
  • Sustainability: Meeting the infrastructure and natural resource needs of a growing world while balancing environmental, social, and economic priorities.

“We don’t sell products; we sell solutions. The innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship of our people are what we offer our clients. We want every member of the CH2M family to work in an environment that fuels ingenuity, and to get home healthy and safely each night. Our people are really important. They are what differentiates us.” – CEO Jacque Hinman

If you’re driven to create new ways to answer complex challenges and if you dream of making a real and lasting impact on your community and the world around you, CH2M feels like home. Close collaboration among so many skilled and creative problem solvers around the globe gives us the power to safely and successfully execute almost any client project.

If you think you might be a kindred spirit, dive in to learn more about what life is like at CH2M for a diverse group of teammates.

We hire qualified candidates around the world for:

  • Architectural Design Jobs
  • Business and Operations Support Jobs
  • Chemical Engineering Jobs
  • Civil Engineering Jobs
  • Construction Jobs
  • Environmental Jobs
  • Mechanical Engineering Jobs
  • Operations and Maintenance Jobs
  • Structural Engineering Jobs

Cool work, awesome people and many benefits. Starting on your first day with CH2M HILL, you'll be offered a comprehensive benefits package which may include medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401(k), vacation, company stock, training opportunities, and more.

Employee Ownership

At CH2M HILL, you don’t just work for the company—you own part of the company. Our legacy and culture of employee ownership greatly contributes to our success as a company. We believe those who contribute to the company's success should benefit from it. By thinking and acting like owners, we are motivated to higher creativity, initiative, and customer performance. When the company succeeds, we succeed…and vice versa.

Professional Development

There is nothing better than gaining professional development through work on a really cool project and, at CH2M HILL, we engage in some really cool projects. However, your professional development will extend beyond the work. We offer various internal courses, support your participation in external learning events, offer tuition reimbursement, and provide online training and other self-study resources to help you reach your career goals.

No matter your career path, we regard continued learning and improvement as central to your success, and to the success of the company.

Work-Life Balance

At CH2M HILL, we recognise the importance of balancing your work and personal life. We want to help accommodate your diverse needs and commitments. CH2M HILL offers many flexible work arrangements, such as staggered work hours, telecommuting, part-time status, sabbaticals and work-life programmes.

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Work with great people, on challenging projects, in inspiring places, and utilize innovative technology.

As an employee of CH2M HILL, you will make a difference in our world and in your career. You will have the chance to work on world-shaping projects while working with truly inspiring people. You will reap the benefits of your work through employee ownership, professional development, and a great work and life balance, In addition you will have ample opportunities to volunteer, contribute, and make a meaningful difference through community service.

When you join CH2M HILL, you will be a part of a company that consistently receives awards and accolades for our culture and our work:

  • CH2M HILL has appeared on the highly competitive list of FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" five times (2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2003).
  • We have been a FORTUNE 500 company since 2009.
  • We were awardedEthisphere Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies three times (2011,2010, 2009). 
  • CH2M HILL received the Catalyst Award for our commitment to recruit, develop and advance women in the workplace.
  • Named a leader in climate change consulting and one of the most sustainable engineering firms in the U.S. by Verdantix.

Make a difference in your career and our world. Join us today and find out for yourself why CH2M HILL constantly receives awards for our work and for being such a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

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    A very strong history of doing great work for their clients and building lasting relationships that provide employees with meaningful work. On the forefront of virtual teams allowing many employees to work from home while delivering complex projects. The leadership is fairly flat but can be complex given the matrix type organization that is has grown into. Provides a lot of opportunity for driven individuals who have technical know-how. Benefits and compensation are competitive, especially for strategic hires.


    Given the size of the firm, certain groups can make the employee feel lost in the numbers. Growth in high risk contracts has been a challenge. Experience can vary significantly depending on the office (which is true for a lot of large firms).

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    CH2M HILL has the staffing capability to mobilize experienced construction managers, inspectors, and resident engineers anywhere we have a client need. We work in communities small and large around the globe, providing any level of service the Owner needs—from staff augmentation to full construction management

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    I applied online – interviewed at CH2M.


    Phone interview, basic behavior questions, why do you want to work here, what are your favorite classes and why, tell me something about yourself I wouldn't know from just looking at your resume

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CH2M Awards & Accolades

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Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Toronto Star, 2012
Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Toronto Star, 2011
Select 50 Diversity Employers of Choice, bestjobsusa, 2011
World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2011
America's Largest Companies, Fortune 500, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters Englewood, CO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1946
Type Company - Private
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors AECOM, Jacobs, Bechtel

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M is globally recognized for our technical engineering and project delivery capabilities. The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environment, nuclear, energy, facilities, and urban environments. With US$6.6 billion in revenue and 26,000 employees, CH2M is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix.

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