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Sargent & Lundy Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
For 125 years, Sargent & Lundy has provided comprehensive services for complex power generation and power transmission projects. Our top-ranked design firm has an established record of accomplishments, including the design of 958 power plants, totaling ... Read more

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  • Sargent & Lundy to Host Engineering & Design Open House in New Jersey - Sargent & Lundy

    March 4, 2019 - Sargent & Lundy is hosting an engineering and design open house in Hamilton, New Jersey, on March 21. Engineers and designers in the power industry are invited to meet with members of Sargent & Lundy's design engineering and human resources teams to learn more about current employment opportunities in Hamilton, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Phoenix; Chicago; and other locations.


    Sargent & Lundy to Host Engineering Career Fair in North Carolina

    December 13, 2018 - Sargent & Lundy is hosting an engineering career fair in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 18. Engineers in the power industry are invited to meet with members of Sargent & Lundy's design engineering and human resources teams to learn more about current employment opportunities in Wilmington, Delaware; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Phoenix; Chicago; and Charlotte.

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Sargent & Lundy – Why Work For Us?

Be a part of our team

 We’re committed to helping our employees grow throughout their careers with us. 

  • Mentor Program: An experienced coworker in your profession will help you become acclimated during your career transition into Sargent & Lundy
  • In-House Educational Offerings & Knowledge Sharing: Stay at the forefront of your field through our classroom-style sessions and lunch-and-learns, or by joining one of our many knowledge-sharing professional communities
  • Tuition Assistance: Continue to develop your career by taking advantage of up to a 100 percent tuition reimbursement benefit
  • Professional License Incentive: Obtain your professional license and receive a financial award through our recognition program

 Employee Benefits

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance plans, including an HSA plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible spending account
  • Onsite wellness screenings
  • Generous paid time off – holidays, vacation, illness, and personal
  • Savings investment plan (401k) with employer contributions
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee referral program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Adoption expense reimbursement
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Various life insurance options
  • Scholarship program available for children of employees
Sargent and Lundy Rock Climbing Club

 To help you make connections, stay fit, and have fun, we sponsor a variety of activities. 

  • Rock climbing club
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Indoor and outdoor soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Beach and indoor volleyball
  • Ice hockey
  • Cycling Club
  • Bowling league
  • Running team
  • Racquetball
  • Toastmasters
  • Book club
  • Sailing club
  • Photography club
  • Triathlon team
  • Kickball
  • Board game club
  • Ice skating
Sargent and Lundy Board Game Club
Sargent & Lundy Chattanooga staff supports U.S. personnel with packages and Red Shirt Fridays

Sargent & Lundy provides comprehensive engineering, energy business consulting, and project services for new and operating power plants (fossil-fuel, nuclear, renewables) and power delivery transmission and substation systems and grid interconnection.  We have been dedicated to serving electric power and energy intensive clients for more than 125 years.  

We have designed more than 900 power generating stations and 5,600 miles of transmission/substation systems and provided services for more than 1700 operating plants.  We also support many clients in their integrated planning initiatives with technical and economic consulting services.

Owned and run by engineers, our staff comes from hundreds of colleges, universities, and technical schools worldwide, bringing diverse talent, skills, and thought.  

  • We employ specialists in all areas of power plant and power transmission system design including construction support.
  • 69% of our employees are engineers.
  • 87% of our employees are engineers or designers.
  • Our staff of 2,500 has received over 3,200 college degrees from over 650 colleges and universities.
  • Over 29% of our employees have at least one advanced degree.
  • We have over 740 licensed professional engineers, holding a total of 1,550 professional engineering licenses.
  • 65% of our employees have more than 5 years of service with the firm.
  • 20% of our employees have more than 25 years of service with the firm.
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Our Core Values

We are a company of principled professionals guided by core values that have fundamentally shaped our business practices and culture. They provide us with guidance in the day-to-day performance of our work, and adherence to these values is our compass in all business conduct:

  • Exercise uncompromising integrity and ethics in the conduct of all business
  • Focus on client satisfaction in all activities
  • Maintain a highly competent and satisfied staff
  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Improve continuously

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    I have been working at Sargent & Lundy full-time (More than 10 years)


    Exciting new challenges
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    Generous company match


    Insurance package is good but could be better

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Sargent & Lundy Photos

Sargent & Lundy photo of: Employees and their guests celebrate the company's 125th Anniversary at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History
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Sargent & Lundy photo of: Our team at the MEED Awards
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Sargent & Lundy Interviews



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    Entry Level Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sargent & Lundy (Chicago, IL) in February 2018.


    I met with a representative from HR first, then sat down for a half hour each with four separate engineers from various levels within the substation team of the power and delivery unit. I then had lunch with the Senior Manager of the substation engineering team. Interview lasted four and half hours total. I was put up in a hotel the night before as I was coming in from out of town. The whole interview process blew me away and was impressive to say the least. The interview questions were a mix of behavioral, some technical, but most questions were really aimed at gauging my level of interest in both the company and the type of work that I would be doing. I did a lot of research on the company's website and thought a lot about the company's rich history and standing in the power industry and the consulting and EPC space. That went a long way in me being informed about what the company does, allowing me to ask pointed questions that were meaningful and let the team know that I cared enough to ask them. Offer was great and I didn't negotiate.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about relays?   Answer Question
    • What is your greatest weakness?   1 Answer
    • What was the most important concept that stuck out from your power systems analysis course?   Answer Question
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Sargent & Lundy Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces 2016, Chicago Tribune, 2016
  • America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 25 Corporate Citizen, United Way, 2016
  • ENR Top 20 Under 40, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2016
  • Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2015
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