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Michael Baker International Overview

Pittsburgh, PA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Michael Baker International is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, which include planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life-cycle support services as well as information technology and communications ... Read more

Mission: Create an environment and culture that support the development of an employee- and client-focused engineering, planning and consulting company. “Be the go-to company for clients and employees."

Company Updates

  • ​​​​Several team members from Michael Baker's offices in the Philadelphia area recently volunteered to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., with a day of giving back and cleaning up a section of the Schuylkill River Trail.

  • Michael Baker is currently partnering with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on a unique project to use 3-D mapping for the facility's electrical wiring system.

    Michael Baker Partners with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Solve Complex Electr | Michael Baker International

    Firm provided 3-D mapping services to assess and manage solutions for increasing number of electrical wires at world's busiest airport Known as the most traveled airport in the world for the past 18 years, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) also is one of the most illuminated.

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Michael Baker International – Why Work For Us?


Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.
When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.
Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.
Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.
To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.


The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.

  • Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.


This Michael Baker International division, founded in 2003, provides full life-cycle support services facilitating client operations in challenging, remote, austere environments, specializing in supporting clients conducting business in areas of natural disaster, conflict or unrest. Sallyport provides contingency and conventional turnkey life and mission support solutions, customized to meet specific client requirements and readily adapted to emergent political, security, regulatory or environmental risks.

Capabilities include rapid response/expeditionary facility construction, operations, maintenance and repair, life support, fire and emergency services, security and global risk management, procurement and logistics, and environmental services. With past performance in more than 25 locations across the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa and more than 100 programs successfully completed in the past decade, Sallyport provides exceptional service to clients ranging from U.S. governmental agencies, foreign governments, Fortune 500 companies and commercial clients in the oil and gas, aerospace, financial and communications sectors.


Michael Baker International’s technology and intelligence business unit, SC3, provides intelligence operational support, analysis, specialized training, management consulting and competitive intelligence, software and application development, systems integration, and emerging-technology consulting and procurement. This division provides enterprise solutions to meet clients’ most important mission objectives across a broad spectrum of counterterrorism, threat finance, cybersecurity, network operations and other priority missions.
Michael Baker’s SC3 brand comprises three subsidiaries, including: Strategic Intelligence Group, Catapult Technology, and Computer Security Solutions.

If you’re looking to build a career with an innovative and collaborative global services company that makes the communities it serves safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable, then you should join us at Michael Baker International.

As a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, Michael Baker International understands that people require choices in where they want to begin to build a sustainable future. For more than 75 years, Michael Baker International has maintained an entrepreneurial work environment that fosters great careers, which ultimately has brought great success to the organization. So, if you ask ‘Why Michael Baker International?’, see what we have to offer:

  • Work with and learn from some of the industry’s most recognized experts from around the world who help to make the communities we serve safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable with our full continuum of innovative solutions.
  • Put your skills to work on challenging, dynamic projects that have a significant impact on communities across the globe.
  • Participate in intensive training programs that can put you in a position to lead important projects.
  • Finance an advanced degree with our tuition reimbursement program.
  • Give back by participating in community outreach programs supported by the company.
  • Earn a competitive salary and enjoy a generous benefits package.

Michael Baker offers many opportunities to help you grow professionally to build your career. Take your next step with us and help make a difference in the lives of those you work with and those we serve.


Michael Baker International believes in providing competitive, sustainable and cost-effective benefit programs to employees and their dependents to support their needs both in and out of the workplace.

Understanding that individuals’ needs differ, we, at Michael Baker International offer employees the flexibility and choice of different benefit options to best meet their physical, mental and financial well- being. Our benefit package includes a range of options including but not limited to:



Michael Baker International encourages and is committed to maintaining a workforce that represents the cultural diversity of our ever changing environment.



Michael Baker International actively partners with local universities in search of qualified student interns and graduate recruits.

Michael Baker is committed to attracting the best new graduates because our company’s future depends on their success. Many of our firm’s leaders and team members came to Michael Baker through our campus recruitment efforts. They chose to make their careers with us because of the opportunities for professional growth and advancement Michael Baker provides, and the innovative and exciting projects which the company attracts.

University Recruiting Program 

For qualified candidates, the University Recruiting Program offers opportunities to work with and learn from seasoned professionals and experts in civil engineering, architecture, environmental science, planning, construction services and many others. As team members of a growing and dynamic industry leader, participants gain career experience and acquire leadership skills that help develop young professionals. The program seeks to expand participants’ horizons by creating opportunities to engage with colleagues who bring diverse perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles and experiences to the Michael Baker International team. 

Full-Time Opportunities

Our industry’s higher calling is to plan, design and build projects that make a difference in people’s lives and help make the world a better place. Working with colleagues with a variety of specialized backgrounds and learning from subject matter experts in their respective areas is the basis of achieving that higher call at Michael Baker International. Each individual’s contributions enrich the company’s shared knowledge and help achieve its collective potential. Michael Baker offers competitive compensation and benefits packages for selected candidates.

Summer Internship Program

Our 12-week summer internship program provides participants with real world, hands-on experience within a dynamic and challenging professional services environment. The internship creates opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to excel in each participant’s chosen major. In joining the Michael Baker International team as part of the internship program, participants work alongside many of the best planners, engineers, architects and construction professionals in their fields, which helps to enrich the intern experience and create lifelong relationships.  

Degrees We Seek

  • Architecture

  • Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Construction Management

  • Environmental Sciences

  • Urban Planning & Design

  • Geology

  • Geospatial

  • Computer Science/Engineering

  • Finance/Accounting/Marketing


Create an environment and culture that supports the development of an employee and client-focused Engineering, Consulting and Services company. “Be the go to company for clients and employees”.


Communication: Provide clear vision, communication and leadership to create a client and employee focused company with clarity and focus on strategic growth across all aspects of our company.

People: Provide an environment that encourages and promotes careerism with our company through pursuit of interesting and exciting work, creation of a positive and supportive work environment where performance is recognized and rewarded.

Efficiency: Create a streamlined and efficient corporate structure that encourages investment in resources, training, technology and support to our operational personnel to enable the delivery of industry leading project solutions, performance and profitability.


In order to achieve our goals, the Corporate team operates with a common set of values:

  • VisionProvide leadership in the development and execution of a long term strategic plan
  • CommunicationsIncrease communications at all levels throughout the organization to increase collaboration, partnership and growth
  • PeopleAttract, train and retain the best people in the industry
  • DifferentiationCreate an environment that supports innovation and differentiation
  • EthicsIn all things, lead by example and set the standard and treat people the way you want to be treated

Grow your career with us

We take career growth seriously at Michael Baker International. Our employees are our greatest resource, and we develop them in all facets of their professional growth: Core Development, Technical Expertise, Project Excellence, and Leadership and Management skills. We recognize that our firm succeeds as our people succeed, and are committed to investing in our people for our shared future success. 
We strive at Michael Baker to be best in class in all we do. Our Learning & Development program is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), certifying that our learning programs adhere to best practices and are of the highest quality. 

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    "Great company and great vision by our CEO."

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    Michael Baker has some really talented people that want to be successful together. The Wolf Pack concept is on point and a mantra that demonstrates how we support each together.


    Trying to accomplish a lot quickly but it's all good and everything is going in the right direction. We need to continue to take strategic steps and make key hires that will improve the way we do our business.

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    Keep looking forward as the right things are being accomplished.

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Michael Baker International Photos

Michael Baker International photo of: This summer, 12 volunteers from Michael Baker traveled with Bridges to Prosperity to Nicaragua to aid in the construction of a foot bridge to improve mobility and access for nearly residents.
Michael Baker International photo of: Congratulations to Christine Mayernik (vice president, regional oil and gas market at Michael Baker) for earning a Lifetime Achievement award from the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Michael Baker International photo of: Congratulations to graduates of Michael Baker’s Project Excellence Core Project Management class, who completed more than 70 hours of coursework on project and client management.
Michael Baker International photo of: Female Michael Baker engineers talked to young girls about STEM and hosted hands-on activities for Carnegie Science Center’s Tour Your Future program.
Michael Baker International photo of: Several Michael Baker offices participated in #ParkingDay
Michael Baker International photo of: Several Michael Baker team members attended the Moving Together Conference in Boston, Massachusetts last month. The company was also a Silver Level Sponsor at the event.
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Michael Baker International Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Michael Baker International in February 2017.


    Talked with recruiter out of Virginia, nice guy asked a lot of basic questions. Wanted to know about past recruiting experience. Very much a get to know you type of phone call. Wanted to know direct recruiting experience in terms of years.

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Michael Baker International Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2016
  • Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
  • Top 150 Global Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
  • Top 200 Environmental Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
  • Top 100 Privately Held Companies, Pittsburgh Business Times, 2016
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