CH2M HILL – Why Work For Us?


As a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management, CH2M HILL has the human and technical resources, the international footprint, and the depth of know-how and experience to help clients achieve success in any corner of the world.

Because clients demand and deserve a completely satisfying solution on every project, regardless of complexity, CH2M HILL differentiates itself through its commitment to perform above clients' expectations and on their behalf.

From chemical plants in Buenos Aires to super cleanrooms in Japan, from nuclear cleanup in Colorado to wastewater treatment plants in New Zealand, CH2M HILL's project experience and the markets it serves are as diverse as the world itself. A team of experts brings the knowledge gained from a wide range of projects around the world, rigorous attention to detail, and a capability to create innovative solutions that are also models for the industry. The firm's solutions keep sustainability always in mind, along with government regulations, environmental concerns, maintenance requirements, and public perceptions.

CH2M HILL is the only engineer-procure-construct company that offers this wide spectrum of expertise, knowledge, and services across varied industries and government agencies. This scope and scale sets the firm apart in its capability to partner with clients and achieve strategic and operational goals.

The enterprise, dating back to 1946, is built on honesty, ethics, and morals; a global presence of more than 30,000 employees in regional offices worldwide; and financial stability, with gross revenue of US$6.3 billion in 2010. Whatever your current or future needs, CH2M HILL's full-service, worldwide resources are available to support you on your next critical project.

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What Are We Striving For?

Mission (Our Work)

We are a global project delivery company, helping our clients build a better and more sustainable world.

Vision (Our Aspiration)

  • Best place to work and best client experience
  • Most respected company in our industry

What Do We Value?

Governing Values (Our Priorities)

  • Respect: Civil, ethical workplace--delivering sustainable excellence based on the Little Yellow Book philosophy
  • Delivery Excellence: Client-driven quality, delivered safely in the "CH2M HILL Way"
  • Employee Control: Responsible financial management providing long-term company stability and agility to invest/grow where we choose

Our Philosophy

  • Be the most respected company in our industry
  • Promote a safe, healthy, and environmentally aware culture
  • Preserve the Little Yellow Book philosophy
  • Commit to ethics and integrity
  • Strengthen civility in the workplace
  • Enhance careers through professional development and advancement opportunities
  • Support an inclusive, stimulating, and creative work environment that values diversity
  • Empower employees to live the vision and strategy by providing tools, information, and resources
  • Commit to sustainable business practices

How We Practice Our Philosophy

Our People

  • Work with a "safety first" mindset
  • Possess a strong moral compass
  • Innovate and exhibit thought leadership
  • Value diversity
  • Volunteer in our communities

Our Community Partners and Clients

  • Experience us as a high integrity, loyal and trusted partner
  • Experience a culture of collaboration when they work with us
  • Receive value from our work
  • Receive value from our community partnerships

Our Planet

  • Benefits from the sustainable solutions we provide

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CH2M HILL is hiring candidates for an abundant amount of vacancies so there is bound to be an opportunity for you!


The employees at CH2M HILL truly exemplify how an organisation is as good as the people they hire. Join CH2M HILL, and you will work alongside professionals, university graduates or interns, craft or skilled trade professionals, and CH2M HILL alumni. CH2M HILL believes that a successful organisation has a diverse workforce and we continue to employ individuals of all races, genders, ages, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation. With an organisation as large as CH2M HILL, there is bound to be a place for you as our vacancies cover hundreds of career paths from engineering, construction, and even finance and human resources. The opportunities are endless!

CH2M HILL has vacancies all around the world so we have the perfect career for you whether just around the corner from your home or the other side of the globe.


CH2M HILL is a global company that delivers tomorrow's solutions today
by hiring qualified candidates 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


CH2M HILL has a global presence, with more than 30,000 employees in offices worldwide.


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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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    A great engineering and consulting company focused on being a global leader.

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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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    Provide more control to local offices. Maintain transparency to keep your employees engaged and satisfied with the leadership of the company.

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CH2M HILL Interviews

Updated Mar 15, 2015
Updated Mar 15, 2015

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at CH2M HILL.

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    I met with 2 teams of 2 people. I didn't recognize which person was doing the hiring. Establishing rapport was easy, as they wanted to hire someone. 2 out of those 4 people who interviewed me left the company within 1 year of joining.

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    I did get a small initial salary bump just by asking. It was the usual process. I asked for twice what I wanted and they met me in the middle.
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CH2M HILL 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 HILL 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 HILL 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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