We are a professional consulting firm serving clients across the Southwest and Southeast. With sustainability in mind, we help clients through every stage of infrastructure projects: planning, design, program management, funding procurement, regulatory compliance, construction management, and operations/maintenance.
How to Get Hired
We asked Freese and Nichols, Inc. 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?
We look at three key characteristics:
Understanding client needs.
Ability to act as a trusted advisor for our clients.
We like to see a record of client service and the ability to work on a team. We are interested in how dedicated a candidate would be to identifying our client's needs and then exceeding them.
We require a high level of technical proficiency and a demonstration of interest in maintaining and expanding expertise and developing interpersonal and leadership abilities.
Commitment: We are looking for candidates interested in careers. We hire employees with the intention that they will be part of our team until (and sometimes beyond!) retirement.
Curiosity, problem solving: About Freese and Nichols, the communities we serve, and how to make things -- processes, tools, team performance, our environment -- better.
Ethics: How they have solved ethical challenges. This underlies all of the above.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Students and new graduates can talk with our recruiters at campus career fairs and explore intern opporutunities. Experienced engineers, scientists and construction managers can join us in professional organizations such as NSPE and CMAA chapters. Another good way to meet our team is to participate in the community events we sponsor, serving on committees and other volunteer activities.
We encourage our employees to author papers and present to professional groups. Members of those local chapters and national organizations can follow our work there and engage with authors at professional conferences.
In crafting resumes, candidates should link their experience to the criteria presented in the listing for the position.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are particularly interested in meeting with experienced project managers who are engineers, planners, environmental scientists, construction managers, architects and program managers with a demonstrated record of successful client relationships and project accomplishments.
Our key question: Would our clients enjoy working with you?
For entry level candidates we seek people interested in the career progression. For example, for engineers, it would be:
As we expand geographically, we are particularly interested in candidates who want to work and live in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Visit our website to see what kind of work we do, what our culture is like and what positions we have open. Follow us on social media to see where our employees are volunteering in our communities and presenting/publishing about technical topics. Join us in professional and community activities to understand our culture. Get to know us: 42% of our new hires come from employee referrals.