At Smith + Andersen, we pride ourselves in empowering our employees, and giving them the opportunities and support to reach their full potential. You'll be encouraged to work autonomously, contributing to challenging projects that move and shape our communities.
You'll also work in a collaborative and flexible environment, where leaders and team members have respect for one another.
Our culture is unique.
For us, work is about connecting, collaborating, and finding creative solutions to problems. It’s about knowledge sharing, exploring lessons learned on projects, and debating new approaches. It’s about an environment of mutual respect where every leader and team member has an area of technical expertise that others can learn from. This is all facilitated by our open door policy (both virtual and physical).
Oh...and we also have fun! We have regular social and community volunteer activities. And for those who are just looking for a bit of reprieve during the week, we give employees the option to take Friday afternoons off. Every week. All year long.
Our teams like to work hard and play hard*.
*And play foosball, apparently.
We like teams*.
*Cheering them on and, if you're our Kelowna office, even dressing as a team?
We have an open door policy*.
*And a lot of flexibility, including half-day Fridays, which S+A staff enjoy all year long.
Our co-op program is an integral part of who we are as a company. Everyone who works with S+A has the opportunity to mentor the leaders of tomorrow, to pass on their knowledge, and to gain new perspectives. All of our teams encourage this level of mentorship – from our engineering teams, to our systems design teams, to our corporate service teams (such as human resources, marketing, and BIM).
SHAPING THE INDUSTRY
“We Empower Employees” is one of Smith + Andersen’s core values.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and welcome people of any age, culture, subculture, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, race, ethnicity, family status, religion, mental or physical status, or veteran status.
We give employees the opportunity to reach their full potential professionally. As a company, we actively champion diversity and inclusion so that all staff feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work every day. In our most recent (2021) Employee Opinion Survey, 87% percent of employees indicated that they agree that the company is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We also expect this commitment to inclusivity and accountability from everyone we hire.
Like many companies in our industry, and the industry as a whole, we still have a long way to go. Below are just a few of the initiatives that encourage diversity and inclusion within our company – initiatives which are only growing in number.
“It’s about who we are as a company and where we are as an industry. Unity – not uniformity.”
YOU CAN'T BE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE
SUPPORT THROUGH CHARITABLE DONATIONS
EMPLOYEES HAVE THEIR SAY
In fact, we’re proud to have reached an important milestone: in five key areas, we have achieved the “survey ceiling”, with scores that are considered the top compared to other high performing companies.
Our employees are our greatest strength.
Supporting the many talented professionals who select our firm as the place to grow their career speaks directly to our core value of empowering employees.
You'll have access to a comprehensive program of employee benefits that assist with healthcare expenses for you and your family. We also offer a group retirement savings plan, which is personalized to fit your unique needs as you plan for the future.
And, because life isn’t all about work, everyone has the option to take Friday afternoons off – every week, all year long – so they can take time for family, friends, hobbies, or just relax.