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VHB Overview

Watertown, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Company - Private
Consulting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We are VHB. We’re passionate about making meaningful contributions to the world through the work that we do. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for nearly 40 years. We’re a team—1,350 strong—eager to deliver value ... Read more

Mission: Together, we improve mobility, enhance communities, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

Company Updates

  • Co-founder and Chairman Bob Brustlin and President and CEO Mike Carragher recently celebrated team members in Watertown for their contributions to growing our Generational Company at our annual Service Awards. This year, we honored employees who reached milestones with VHB ranging from 5 to 35 years—truly impressive! #OurPeopleMakeUsGreat

  • Connecting with potential colleagues at the NYU Tandon Fall STEM Career Fair to discuss how we work to shape the future of our communities in meaningful ways!

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VHB – Why Work For Us?


We are VHB. We’re passionate about making meaningful contributions to the world through the work that we do. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for nearly 40 years.We’re a team—1,350 strong—eager to deliver value by embracing our clients’ goals, anticipating challenges, building lasting partnerships, and always providing a smooth ride.

Our passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we improve mobility, enhance communities, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. Being a consultant at VHB means helping our clients achieve their goal—whether that be constructing a new bridge, opening doors for a new shopping center on time, or making sure people in their community can get around more safely. We bring together the right resources and knowledge, technical excellence, and relationships to deliver value—so that our clients can make the right decisions to move their projects forward.

We aspire for a sustainable world in all that we do. It’s inherent in who we are and our generational company philosophy—founded on stewardship. We don’t just help our clients take action to improve health and well-being, contribute to economic vitality, and promote environmental stewardship. We hold ourselves accountable to do the same at VHB—for our people, projects, communities, and operations.

At VHB, we’re passionate about making meaningful contributions to the world through the work that we do. If you’re interested in making a positive impact, opportunities to grow personally and professionally, and making smart new friends—we’d love to have you join us.


Our passionate team of 1,300 professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, and designers. We are invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We work hard. We have fun. We make a difference.

VHB Reviews

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    I have been working at VHB full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Phenomenal work environment.
    Emphasis on teamwork to get jobs done efficiently.
    Tons of resources.
    Professionals everywhere with unparalleled experience.
    Lots of professional development and career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Everyone's worried about their billable ratios.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing the option for overtime hours to be banked for future PTO.

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VHB Photos

VHB photo of: VHB has partnered with The Commercial Real Estate Success Training program (CREST), a paid internship program designed to introduce women and people of color to the commercial real estate industry.
VHB photo of: Family Bowling Event
VHB photo of: Two great sports (leaders) chosen by votes for pie in the face contest! All proceeds for voting went to our Charity Committee.
VHB photo of: Backstory - Cedric gets payback! His boss tricked him into wearing his Halloween costume on the wrong day!
VHB photo of: Nov 2016 winner of Orlando's Impromptu Challenge - A whopping 74 push-ups!
VHB photo of: 1 of 9 teams - Eli in (green) our Survey Manager with his friend Mike (strip polo) & Jose our Transportation Analyst with his son Jose Jr. who's part of our Data Collection team!
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VHB Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at VHB.

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    I applied online, got a call back within a week, scheduled a phone interview later that week, scheduled an in person interview for the following week, the week after I was given an offer. Over very quick and responsive recruitment staff.

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VHB Awards & Accolades

  • Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies for Working Families, Orlando Sentinel, 2014
  • Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies for Working Families, Orlando Sentinel, 2015
  • Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies for Working Families, Orlando Sentinel, 2013
  • OBJ Technology IQ Award, Orlando Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2015
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