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.

Benefits

  • 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

Testimonials

“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

“From the time that I started with Gresham Smith, I got to work on a variety of different projects and was involved with developing solutions to help our clients. I often get to visit with the clients before and after a project, and I can see the impact that our work has on our client’s efforts to become more sustainable. Each project presents different and exciting challenges, making my work very fulfilling.”

Devon E. Seal, P.E., ENV SP, Environmental Engineer, Columbus

“As an employee, wife and mother of two boys, work-life balance is essential to me. I am proud to be a part of a firm that not only strives for the best with their clients but also embraces this vision for their employees as well. Thank you Gresham Smith for allowing me the flexibility to thrive in both the workplace and at home!”

Administrative Assistant, Nashville

“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

“What most stands out to me as a Gresham Smith employee is the company’s focus on the ‘whole you.’ Saying they offer work/life balance doesn’t paint a complete picture because outside of work, life for so many of us is focused on everyone else. But I am a firm believer in “putting on your own oxygen mask first,” just like a flight attendant instructs on a plane. Gresham Smith goes beyond work/life balance by incorporating creative ways to help us take care of ourselves. Our firmwide MOV challenges encourage staff to stay active. Placing an emphasis on well-being helps us all be healthier, happier and more productive.”

Valarie Franklin, Project Architect, Nashville

“Few things are as reassuring as knowing that, each and every day, you and the people you work with, will be bringing your “A game” to work. You know that you’re coming into a setting where you’re going to give it your all to help your team, not because it’s your job, but because you want to, and because you know that your team is going to do the exact same for you. Our people are team driven, motivated and always ready for a good challenge.”

Ray A. Wong, AIA, EDAC, LEED GA, NCARB, Tampa

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

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