Ruby+Associates is a structural engineering firm devoted to serving the construction industry. We help our clients build better through our core services of Construction Engineering, Building Design, Heavy Lift Engineering, Erection Engineering, Connection Design and Design/Detail.
How to Get Hired
We asked Ruby+Associates, 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?
At Ruby, to get in the door, we seek people who are passionate about the work that we do and the clients we serve. Next, we look to our core values as the foundation when evaluating candidates. We want people who will deliver unmatched client service – so we look for individuals with experience serving others, whether as a Teaching Assistant, or as a volunteer in a student-run organization. We want engineers who embrace challenges, so we look for those who have demonstrated perseverance. We want our people to be leaders in their work, so we seek those with experience in leading capstone projects. We seek out people who will be continuous, lifelong learners so we are impressed with candidates who have invested in themselves in their free time.
Through our recruiting efforts, prospective employees need to show us these qualities all while remaining humble during the process.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees get our attention when they have done enough homework and research about Ruby and therefore truly understand what makes us different. If they can articulate that difference and their passion for that difference when contacting us either via email or at a career fair, we take notice. Since we look for our entry-level engineers at top ranked universities who prepare them through course work, internships and leadership opportunities, we know that they will be technically qualified – so that is rarely the differentiator. Many of our recruits have always been the "smartest person in the room." At Ruby these people may no longer feel that way, and they have to be okay with that. So in their brilliance, they must also be humble. We have no use for overactive egos here.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Ruby Associates is always looking for qualified structural engineers. This year, we are looking for experienced structural engineers with strong leadership skills. We want leaders that can manage, motivate and coach our younger engineers. Transfer of knowledge is key as we continue to grow. We owe it to our staff to provide a clear career path, offering challenging opportunities and mentoring along the way!
Unlike some of our competitors, our hiring strategy is on the conservative side. When we bring a new employee on board, we want them engaged, challenged, and we want them to stay with us for the long term. Some engineering companies tend to hire in larger quantities when workload increases, but then are forced to lay off staff when work dries up a bit. Ruby avoids this practice.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
To learn more about Ruby+Associates, we invite prospective candidates to visit our webpage (www.rubyandassociates.com). The site provides an overview of who we are, the type of projects that we work on, a short bio of every team member, Ruby news and published articles, and the current job opportunities that are available at our company. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.