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CH2M Overview
Englewood, CO
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
CH2M leads the professional services industry by delivering sustainable solutions that benefit our societies, the environment and economic outcomes within the development of infrastructure and industry.

CH2Mers make a positive difference, providing ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We’re collaborating with five other engineering and construction companies to protect the rights and welfare of workers worldwide. Find out why we launched a new industry group, Building Responsibly.

    CH2M launches new industry group to protect worker rights

    Each year during Ethics Month at CH2M, we ask our employees to recommit to our Employee Ethics & Business Conduct Principles. The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, named CH2M as a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company®.

  • Preparing for the workforce can be intimidating when you’re still in college. Our Senior Campus Recruiter Kim and students from North Carolina A&T State University share the value of networking.

    Shaping your professional presence with CH2M at North Carolina A&T

    Our CH2M 'Global Future Talent' team partners with North Carolina A&T, helping students recognize their authentic selves and develop their personal brand

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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 more than 22,000 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 is zero safety incidents, injuries, or 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, 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, 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, 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, we recognise the importance of balancing your work and personal life. We want to help accommodate your diverse needs and commitments. CH2M offers many flexible work arrangements, such as staggered work hours, telecommuting, part-time status, sabbaticals and work-life programmes.

Visit our careers page for more info! 


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

As an employee of CH2M, 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, you will be a part of a company that consistently receives awards and accolades for our culture and our work:

  • We were awarded Ethisphere Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies  every year since 2009.
  • World Environmental Center Gold Medal Award"  —  2016, World Environmental Center

  • "Top 300 Graduate Employers" —  2015/2016, by The Guardian UK 300
  • Named one of the “Best Tech and Engineering Internships” — 2016, Vault 
  • "50 Best Companies to Work for in America" —  2015, by Business Insider 
  • "Most InDemand Employers in North Amercia and MENA"—  2015, by LinkedIn
  • Top Engineering Internship Program” — 2015, Vault
  • “Top 300 Graduate Employers” — 2014/2015, The Guardian UK 300 
  • Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Awards, Glass Hammer Award — 2014, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 
  • Collegiate and graduate school members of the National Society of Black Engineers NSBE ranked CH2M as a top organization where they would like to work three times - "NSBE 50" — 2014, 2013, 2012.
  • CH2M  has appeared on the highly competitive list of FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" six times (2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2003). 
  • We have been a FORTUNE 500 company since 2009.
  • CH2M 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 constantly receives awards for our work and for being such a great place to work!

Visit our careers page for more info! 

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    If you're in the right office, you can build a good resume. I like the people that I work with.


    Always chasing a project number. If you're not in the right office, there are not a lot of opportunities for promotions and growth

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    It was a tough interview. You have to come prepared and know​ the company. They're very serious about their mission and they want to see if you can fit it.

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CH2M Awards & Accolades

  • The World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere® Institute, 2016
  • Guardian UK 300 - Top 300 Graduate Employers, The Guardian, 2016
  • Best Tech & Engineering Internships, Vault, 2016
  • World Environmental Center Gold Medal Award, World Environmental Center, 2016
  • Universum IDEAL™ Employer - Engineering, Universum, 2015
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