Smith + Andersen is proud to announce that we have been certified as a Great Place to Work®. This certification was achieved after a thorough, independent analysis, conducted by Great Place to Work Institute® Canada.
This analysis included direct feedback from our Smith + Andersen and Footprint employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about their workplace experience.
Established in 1965, Smith + Andersen is a values-based engineering firm that has demonstrated a commitment to creating a work environment dedicated to engineering excellence. From the firm’s approach to projects, to the informal coaching and co-op student mentoring that is provided, to the relationships between offices and leaders, the firm operates in a way that encourages career growth.
“Our leaders and staff have always had a shared goal: for S+A to be a great place to work,” says Krista Rojnic, Smith + Andersen’s Director of Human Resources. “Employees are the heart of Smith + Andersen, helping us set and deliver the company’s priorities. Fulfilling commitments to our clients requires skills, knowledge, creativity, and commitment from everyone at S+A. This means that feedback from our employees has been, and will continue to be, instrumental in helping shape our company culture.”
Nancy Fonseca, Senior Vice President of Great Place to Work ® Canada, says that a great workplace is about the level of trust that employees experience in their leaders, the level of pride they have in their jobs, and the extent to which they enjoy their colleagues. “Our data shows that great workplaces benefit from stronger financial performance, reduced turnover, and better customer satisfaction than their peers. What’s more, work environments with trust at the foundation are ripe for innovation, agility, resilience, and efficiency,” Fonseca said.
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About Smith + Andersen
Smith + Andersen is a trusted Canadian consulting engineering firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Founded in 1965, Smith + Andersen has grown from an established reputation as trusted mechanical and electrical consultants, reaching new levels of engineering and design excellence in the communications, security, and audio-visual fields, and providing enhanced services such as lighting, building automation systems, and intelligent integrated systems design. Thanks to their client-focussed approach, Smith + Andersen is able to apply efficient, sustainable, and reliable design and engineering solutions on the most exciting projects across Canada. From integrated hospitals and welcoming schools, to healthy workplaces and secure transit stations, their team has established lasting relationships with public and private sector clients across the country.
Footprint is a highly-specialized team of engineers, planners, architects, designers, and sustainability professionals. With offices across Canada, Footprint provides an evolving list of services, including energy modelling and strategy, performance verification, existing building optimization, climate change and resilience consulting, sustainability consulting and certification, commissioning, and building wellness strategy. The Footprint team has experience with a diverse range of projects – many of which are leading national examples of sustainable design. The team has earned the trust of public and private clients in markets across Canada, providing reliable yet innovative solutions at every project stage. A proud member of The Smith + Andersen Group, Footprint draws from a foundation of technical expertise gained from working alongside a proven consulting engineering firm.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes Canada’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists, including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at www.greatplacetowork.ca.