We provide technical consulting services across a range of earth-sciences-related disciplines to those engaged in enhancing the built environment. Our clients include residential and commercial developers, public institutions, and governmental agencies tasked with improving civic infrastructure.
How to Get Hired
We asked ENGEO Incorporated for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
ENGEO's recently revamped Vision, Mission and Values are now used to ensure a great candidate fit beginning with our recruiting and hiring process. These core principles are also engrained in our culture with our new-hire orientation. We want candidates with characteristics that will allow them to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic and independent yet interdependent culture. In order to be the most admired and trusted service firm in the world (you'll notice we do not limit ourselves to just engineering) and to empower people to achieve their full potential, we need candidates who can provide cutting-edge technical expertise and elevate our profession. Candidates must enjoy serving others beyond expectations in a positive and selfless way. We seek candidates who approach life with alacrity, can manage themselves, and live with impeccable integrity; candidates who can commit to accountability and collaboration in all they do. We look for happy, humble, passionate, inspiring, resourceful, innovative people - the best of the best.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
The top prospects, whether they are engineers, geologists, receptionists or accounting professionals, are resolute with their career choices and have solid reasons why they want to be part of ENGEO. We know that when candidates love the work that they are choosing and are passionate about it, they would actually do the work free (but we do pay them), and it becomes their life’s work. Their happiness and love for the work overflows into many other positive contributions. We want candidates to be well informed about the vision, goals, culture and type of work ENGEO provides. They should have a keen sense of the type of organization they desire to join and ensure that the values of ENGEO are congruent with their personal values. A solid education, internships, varied work and volunteer experience, great communication, and the ability to serve others are key components of the ideal candidate.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
ENGEO will continue to hire top candidates in geotechnical, geoenvironmental, water resources engineering, geology, and field services who will lead our company into the future. This can be a challenge in our small industry, as ENGEO is not like other firms - we are proud of our differentiators and of our stellar reputation of providing extreme client service. We are very proactive in our recruiting efforts for both technical and field positions. We want candidates that not only meet our high education and certificate requirements, but who also bring value to our culture and who can knock the socks off of our clients. With a small pool of qualified candidates, our solution is often hiring smart and engaged candidates that we can train to our high standards internally in order to create our ideal workforce of the future.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Our new hires today will be our leaders tomorrow. We want them to be smarter than us, to teach us, and to lead us to greatness. Interested candidates should research ENGEO, understand the industry, the services we provide, and the projects we work on. Meet us in person at industry events or at career fairs and be ready to knock our socks off. Make a list of questions and be prepared to interview us in return. Ask questions that aren't answered on our website. Candidates need to know who they are, what they want, what they’ll bring, and what sets them apart from the competition. Technical candidates should have taken the proper geotechnical/geoenvironmental coursework before applying. An internship always helps too. Field Quality-Control candidates should have a keen interest in serving clients in both soils and material inspection/testing disciplines and ideally would have current certifications.