Careers & Culture

With care for our clients, our communities and each other, we provide creative solutions in architecture, engineering and design. We touch many areas of life as a multimarket firm: from designing airports, highways and bridges that connect people, to clean water systems, to hospitals and corporate campuses of the future. That’s why we’re able to offer boundless opportunities for people to hone their skills and strengthen their understanding of different disciplines and perspectives.

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Behind All the Hard Work

We genuinely care for each other in all we do and while giving it our all. Our offices are full of really sharp, down-to-earth people who love a good challenge—and a good time.

Opportunity to Go Around

The future of each team member matters as much, if not more, than the experiences that led them here. We empower employees to own their careers, supporting them by providing the framework for ongoing growth to realize their fullest potential.

Striking the Balance of Work & Home

Thriving, for many employees, means success both in and outside the office. We offer flexible working schedules to accommodate the diverse needs and external commitments of our employees.

We'll Cheers to That

Our successes and wins are only possible through the total contributions of our people. Whether a proverbial gold star, a new family addition or a lofty award, we honor both personal and professional achievements by celebrating one another.

Invested in Our Community

To support causes near and dear to employees, we use our scale and influence for community good. Through our Gresham Smith Individual Volunteer Empowerment (GIVE) committee, we contribute, sponsor, offer in-kind services and volunteer time to civic and community agencies.

Genuine Interest in the Whole You

At Gresham Smith, we prioritize quality—quality work, quality people and quality of life. That’s why our programs and offerings are designed for personal health, well-being and financial stability for employees and their families.


  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous PTO
  • Professional Certification Reimbursement
  • Professional Organization Membership Reimbursement
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Incentives
  • Mass/Public Transit Program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity Theft Plan
  • Legal Plan
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with Company Match and Profit Sharing
  • Healthcare Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Life and AD&D benefits
  • Supplemental Life and Health Insurance Additions
  • Critical Care Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Telemedicine Consult
  • Tuition Reimbursement

We improve the cities and towns we call home.

Our employees are diverse in experience, yet we all have one thing in common: genuine care for each other, our partners and the outcome of our work. Our individual differences make us better, and with each new project we take on, we have the pleasure of working together to design communities’ most vital institutions and infrastructure. Whether you’re a student, recent graduate or seasoned professional, we’re committed to providing opportunities that help you feel fulfilled, be challenged, and ultimately realize your potential. If you’re interested in joining a team that is as genuine in personality and care as we are ingenious in our solutions, we want to hear from you.

Learn more about our current opportunities for students and recent graduates.


You Belong

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) is imperative to the long-term health of our organization and to the communities in which we live, work and play. We take our commitment to embrace DE&I seriously, and we invest in the diverse and talented people who make up our firm.

Learn about our commitment to DE&I.

EOE Statement

Gresham Smith is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Gresham Smith provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability or any other classification protected by law.


“While at Gresham Smith, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with the local IIDA chapter and also have been able to serve as a preceptor in the design program at a local university. Volunteering at the university gives me the opportunity to keep abreast of the technology and methods being introduced in the academic arena. At the same time, I’m able to impart the practical knowledge that I’ve gained with Gresham Smith. Gresham Smith has not only encouraged my participation, but has also been extremely accommodating.”

Dexter Carty, IIDA, NCIDQ, Charlotte

“What originally attracted me to Gresham Smith, and has continued over the past 11 years, is the company’s focus on developing its staff and embracing change. Change is scary for most folks and Gresham Smith has found a balance of being a stable business while encouraging its staff to find new ways to improve procedures, processes and functions. Gresham Smith has supported and challenged me in my career growth, and I am a stronger professional and contributor due to this positive environment.”

Kent Black, P.E., Executive Vice President of Transportation, Atlanta

“I interned at Gresham Smith for three summers prior to joining the firm. I’m a Transportation engineer now, but as an intern I worked with our surveyors, the civil engineers in our Land Planning market and the field inspectors in our Water + Environment market. The variety of experiences I was given are why I’m passionate about giving interns a well-rounded experience and exposing them to jobsites.”

Cody G. Crews, P.E., ENV SP, Nashville

Interested in learning more? We’d love to meet you.

We’re always looking for genuine, down-to-earth people who produce creative solutions.