We are a planning and design consulting firm that provides a wide range of planning and engineering services to both public and private clients. Though we have more than 2,800 employees in over 75 offices, we pride ourselves on our small-company feel.
How to Get Hired
We asked Kimley-Horn 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?
An entrepreneurial spirit is what allows us to innovate and adapt in an ever-evolving market. Beyond core competencies in their field and a technical aptitude, successful Kimley-Horn employees share a number of characteristics. We look for people who are proactive, passionate, driven to achieve, risk-taking, confident, hard-working, and able to easily connect with people.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We scout college campuses for employees who show signs of achievement and entrepreneurial skill. We’d love to see how you’ve achieved success—what challenge have you overcome through innovation and adaptation? Can you show a tolerance for leaving your comfort zone? Demonstrate how you have owned an opportunity and had the initiative to carry it forward? We look for similar traits in our senior hires, along with a demonstrated ability to build a strong, successful practice that will support a team.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Civil engineers, landscape architects, planners, and environmental scientists who have around 3-7 years of experience.
We also routinely hire a large number of college graduates in those fields—over 250 in the past year.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should visit our website at www.kimley-horn.com or attend a college recruiting fair to meet one of our recruiters.