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Ampirical Solutions Overview

Mandeville, LA
51 to 200 employees
2006
Company - Private
Utilities
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Ampirical is an electrical transmission and distribution engineering company that provides comprehensive customer support, from project conception to design engineering, project management, and construction.

Past experience includes engineering, procurement ... Read more

Mission: Engineering Power-ful Solutions℠ by helping our clients provide reliable electric energy that powers life.

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Ampirical Solutions – Why Work For Us?


About Ampirical


Since 2006, Ampirical has provided comprehensive customer support, from project conception to design engineering, project management, and construction in electrical transmission and distribution. With over 70 years' experience combined in this industry alone, Ampirical’s founders have a long history of fulfilling their mission in Engineering Power-ful Solutions ℠.
In 2011, Ampirical ranked number 578 on the Inc. 5000 list of all companies and number 6 nationally in Engineering.

Ampirical maintains strategic alliances with high quality, proven subcontractors and major equipment suppliers to provide turnkey capabilities in delivering transmission and distribution system projects on schedule and within budget. Past projects have proven the value of these relationships, especially when Ampirical has been uniquely positioned with vendors for long lead-time material.

Our Quality Control procedures manage the overall design and procurement effort, including the process of specifying, ordering, and tracking material to ensure timely delivery of reliable equipment and successful installations. Ampirical's clients include investor-owned utilities, municipalities, industrial plants, electrical co-ops, and independent power producers.

Ampirical's focus on Quality Assurance and Project Safety is a key factor in past project success. Our integrated project management process includes significant detail being given to team building; state-of-the-art design tools; value engineering; and detailed project planning.


Celebrating 10 Years

In 2016, Ampirical celebrated its tenth anniversary; we were named Top 40 Workplace in a six state region; we were listed as one of Inc. 5000’s top fastest growing private companies in the United States (Ranking #1,987); and we were approached by the State of Louisiana’s Economic Development Department to join their FastStart program, to hire another 50 employees over the next five years.  We had our best year ever in 2015, and surpasses those numbers in 2016; and it is anticipated that we will exceed 2016’s sales by the end of this year.

In just the past year alone, the firm grew its staff by 33%, to include opening a new office in San Ramon, CA (March 2016) and doubling the size of the San Diego office (September 2016).  In addition, we grew out of our existing building in Mandeville, and moved the entire Transmission department to an adjoining building (March 2016); and recently relocated the entire Finance and Payroll group to an adjoining building (November 2016).

Join our team and share in our continued growth.

Benefits


Companies can't succeed on products and services alone; they need great employees to achieve excellence. At Ampirical, we appreciate our employees to the fullest and offer a wide variety of benefits for our valuable staff.

Medical Insurance

  • Medical insurance is offered through United Healthcare and is effective on the employee date of hire. Medical coverage options consist of a $0 deductible plan, a $500 individual/$1,000 family deductible plan or a $1,500 individual/$3,000 family high deductible plan that qualifies for an HSA account. All three plans utilize United’s PPO Network. Ampirical pays the same set dollar amount for employee and dependent coverage regardless of the plan that is chosen.
    Dental Insurance
  • Dental insurance is offered through the Principal Financial Group, effective on the first of the month following employee's date of hire. Ampirical pays 75% of the premium for each full-time employee and all dependents.

Vision Insurance

  • Vision insurance is offered through the Principal Financial Group, effective on the first of the month following employee's date of hire. Ampirical pays 75% of the premium for each full-time employee and all dependents.

Life Insurance

  • Life insurance coverage is supplied to each full-time employee at no cost to the employee, effective on the first of the month following date of hire. Additional Voluntary Life is also available through Principal.

Optional Supplemental Life and Health Insurance

  • Optional supplemental life and health insurance is available to each full-time employee through the AFLAC Group.
    Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Long-term disability (LTD) insurance is supplied to each full-time employee at no cost to the employee through Principal Financial Group.
    Short-Term Disability (STD) Insurance
  • Short-term disability (STD) insurance is supplied to each full-time employee at no cost to the employee through the Principal Financial Group. Coverage is based on 60% of salary, with a maximum of $6000 per month. STD benefits begin after the 7th calendar day of employee’s inability to work and continues until long-term disability goes into effect.
    401K

401K is offered through American Funds. Company match is $1.00 for every $1.00 up to a maximum of 3% and $0.50 per $1.00 for the 4th and 5th % (4% total match on 5% employee contribution). 401K benefits begin on the first day of the month following date of hire. Employees are 100% vested immediately. Employees may also contribute to a Roth Elective Deferral.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit of payroll is available for all employees including direct deposit of funds into multiple accounts, i.e., 401K, Health Savings Accounts, LA Start (529), and Employee Personal Checking and Savings Accounts. Current employees have access to all paystubs (past and current) through Netchex Online.

Sick Pay

Sick pay is offered to all full-time employees up to 40 hours per year (pro-rated based on hire date). Effective January 1st of each year all eligible employees shall receive 40 hours of sick time. The amount of sick time provided to new hires will be based on the following schedule: First Quarter Hire - 40 Hours, Second Quarter Hire - 30 Hours, Third Quarter Hire - 20 Hours and Fourth Quarter Hire - 10 Hours.

Vacation Pay

Vacation pay is provided to all full-time employees up to 80 hours effective January 1st of each year. Vacation shall accrue at the rate of 3.077 hours per pay period (x 26 pay periods).

Holiday Pay

Holiday pay is provided to all full-time employees for 10 paid holidays per year.

Pay Periods

Pay periods occur every other Friday.

Flexible Work Schedule

A flexible work schedule is offered to all employees, including the option of a work schedule that allows an employee to take every other Friday off, as well as flexibility in scheduling their arrival and departure times.

Sam's Club Corporate Membership

A Sam's Club Corporate Membership is offered on an optional basis to all full-time employees. Corporate membership allows employees to shop during early morning hours prior to access by the general public. Sam’s Club Membership also offers travel and other discounts to its members.

Gym Club Sponsorship

A gym club sponsorship is given to all full-time personnel. All full-time employees are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $24.00 per month to be applied to employee's gym membership dues.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement is available to all full-time employees who have reached 12 months of tenure with Ampirical and who are not in any type of probationary status. Certain restrictions apply and are set forth in the firm’s Tuition Reimbursement Policy.

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    Pros

    Great work life balance. Because of Ampirical is still a relatively small company that is growing; I have a greater exposure to responsibilities outside of the typical scope of my role. i.e. I am not a specialist. I get to touch more aspects of a project than I have in previous roles with much larger companies. This means I am more well rounded and have a better chance to grow. Case in point, I have been here for a little over a year, and I have been promoted. My supervisor provides feedback of my work, which allows me to know where I stand/know what I need to improve upon.

    Cons

    Location. My only complaint is my commute.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ampirical Solutions (Mandeville, LA) in March 2015.

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    At first I was very intimidated since the interview was with the President and Vice President. I made sure I had everything very organized and neat before the interview and I went for it. Upon being in the room with Matt and Mark for a few minutes I realized how easy-going they were. The interview was about 30 minutes and consisted of personality questions with a technical question here and there, nothing too hard though. A very good experience.

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Ampirical Solutions Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine 500/5000, 2017
  • Best Firms to Work For, Zweig Group, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, NOLA.com/The Times- Picayune, 2018
  • UNO 25, The University of New Orleans, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, NOLA.com/The Times- Picayune, 2017
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