Our People are our greatest asset.
Some companies say it - we really mean it. At Olsson, we exist for our employees, not the other way around. We have more than 1,000 employees and we're looking to hire team members who value collaboration, demonstrate personal accountability, and enjoy what they do.
I'm so inspired every day by the connections our employees make both with each other and in the communities where they're working.
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What you bring to the table
We value people who believe that teamwork makes the dream work.
Eagerness to Learn
Learning doesn’t end when you leave school. We value people who live this philosophy.
We look for people who can easily adapt and provide leading-edge solutions that improve our world.
You bring the talent and the technical expertise. We’ll put you in the right position to succeed.
What We Offer you
Flexible Work Schedule
We don’t live in a 9-to-5 world any longer. We don’t expect you to live in one, either.
We exist for our employees, so your development is as important to us as it is to you.
Community is important at Olsson. We encourage all employees to give back to the communities they call home.
We value everyone for who they are and what they bring to Olsson.
Olsson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
Pay Transparency Statement
Olsson will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Olsson’s legal duty to furnish information.
41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Recruiting Vendor Notice
Olsson and its affiliates have an internal recruiting team to fill open roles that are posted to the general public. In certain cases, Olsson may wish to add to its internal team’s capabilities by engaging with external recruiting vendors and employment agencies (“Recruiting Vendors”). Recruiting Vendors are not authorized to send resumes or candidate data or otherwise directly or indirectly contact Olsson employees for the purposes of presenting candidates for employment. The only exception to this directive is for Recruiting Vendors who have an active and Valid Agreement on file with Olsson which has been authorized by Olsson’s recruiting team (“Authorized Recruiting Vendors”). Additionally, Authorized Recruiting Vendors must be specifically invited by Olsson’s recruiting team to assist with searching for and submitting candidates for a specific position and all resumes and candidate data must be sent to a member of Olsson’s recruiting team.
In compliance with this Directive, and to ensure Recruiting Vendors have authorization to share candidate personal information, Olsson will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than from Authorized Recruiting Vendors that have a Valid Agreement in place with Olsson as stated above. Any unsolicited resumes or other candidate data submitted to Olsson regardless of the means of transmission (email, fax, etc.) shall be considered Olsson’s property. Olsson will not pay any placement or other fees of any kind for any unsolicited resumes or candidate data that is submitted in violation of this Directive. Any unsolicited resumes or other data submitted to Olsson in violation of this Directive may be used by Olsson without obligation to pay any fees of any kind to Recruitment Vendors.
Valid Agreements are defined as being in writing and signed by an authorized designated signatory of Olsson’s Talent organization. No other Olsson employee (including a hiring manager) is authorized to sign an agreement with a Recruiting Vendor. If a Recruiting Vendor does not have a Valid Agreement, Olsson does not accept liability under any legal theory such as course of conduct, oral agreements, implied contracts, or otherwise based on negotiations with a candidate identified from an unsolicited resume or data in violation of this Directive.
Meet Brian. He’s a design associate in our Overland Park, Kansas, office and we recently sat down with him to ask a few questions about his career and life at Olsson. This is his Olsson story.
How did you decide on your career?
I took a traditional approach. In high school, I took a bunch of drafting classes. When I graduated in 1998, the industry was making a huge jump from traditional drafting to the computer world and using software and products like Civil 3D and architectural desktop.
While in college, I took a couple of drafting classes and started off on the typical drafting board; then they brought in a computer. Naturally, I gravitated to this and started to learn Autodesk Land Desktop software. I really liked it. I got a two-year degree in design and drafting and then got a resume together and started applying for jobs in my field. I worked at another firm for 12 years prior to Olsson and I gained a lot of experience in land development and site planning. That allowed me to transition into teams that take on huge projects, like Grandscape in Texas. I worked on that project with Ochsner Hare & Hare, the Olsson Studio, helping to coordinate all the design files, and it’s been a huge success. I felt like I fit into that team well.
In my previous job, I felt like I hit a ceiling there, and after hearing about Olsson and from those that worked there, it seemed like a place I wanted to be. I enjoy the fact that Olsson doesn’t put a cap on what you want to do, regardless of education level or background, and that was key in my decision to come here.
What keeps you excited to come to work each day?
I love Olsson’s willingness to invest in the technology. That’s something that is important to me, too, and it’s great to have that support from the firm. Olsson invests in their employees and their education and that’s something that really stands out to me.
And, the people. I truly enjoy the people I work with.
Meet Chris. He’s a water/wastewater engineer in our Fayetteville, Arkansas, office and he has a different story to tell about how he came to be with Olsson—through an acquisition. This is his Olsson story.
Chris joined McGoodwin Williams & Yates (MWY), (which Olsson acquired in early 2018) in 1999, fresh out of school and ready to begin his career and make a difference.
“Mr. Yates hired me, and it was just a family atmosphere, and that really drew me in,” Chris said. “It was neat to come into that, it felt like a big family.”
Naturally, when Chris found out Olsson was going to acquire MWY, there was some apprehension at first. But he quickly learned that Olsson’s culture was very similar to that of MWY’s.
“I was able to meet many of the Olsson employees and realize they were just like us, family atmosphere and all,” he said. “I knew this was going to be a good fit.”
Since then, it’s been a great opportunity for Chris.
“Even with 1,200 employees, it still feels like a smaller company, and I like that. It doesn’t feel like a corporate setting,” he said. “I love that we can now offer our clients so many more services and really give them a fully-rounded experience.”
Chris has enjoyed getting to know even more fellow employees in other offices through the firm’s Leadership Forum, which was created to gather leaders in the company together to further their skills and talk about the challenges that can come with leadership.
“I felt privileged to be part of that and have the chance to learn more about the operations of things,” he said.
Chris also enjoys the opportunity to improve the community he lives and works in. Many of the projects he works on are for the City of Fayetteville.
“Any water project we do benefits the communities,” he said. “I enjoy having a good relationship with the clients, staying in touch with them, being available to help them when they need it, and offering advice.”
All in all, Chris truly enjoys Olsson.
“It’s been great, and I feel very secure in my work. There are a lot things that I’m looking forward to, here at Olsson.”
Meet Wyatt Popp. He’s is an engineering technical leader in our Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Texas, office. Wyatt has been with Olsson for 17 years; during that time he has executed a variety of projects that have lead to his growth as a project manager that have culminated in his move to Texas. This is his Olsson story.
Over the past 17 years, Wyatt has developed his expertise in managing projects and building relationships with Olsson clients.
“I have worked on both public and private sector projects. Being able to work in both sectors helped me prepare to take on large projects,” he said.
So, when Wyatt had the opportunity to relocate to Texas to be a project manager for Grandscape, a massive, one-of-a-kind, mixed-use development project located in the Dallas suburb of The Colony, Texas, he was ready for the challenge.
“I interact with the owner on a regular basis as well as coordinate with the external and internal team members,” he said. “Working on the Grandscape project included a lot of coordination with the City of The Colony, and that relationship led to our selection for an on-call contract with the city.”
However, the Grandscape project isn’t the only thing that excites Wyatt about working and living in Texas. The energy of the state is exciting.
“The growth in the DFW metroplex does not seem to stop, which fuels all the activity. There is always something to do,” he said. “With the growth in Texas, you meet people from all over the country or all over the world. It is fun to meet people and learn about their experiences and what brought them to Texas.”
Wyatt’s family has also appreciated their new surroundings and been welcomed like family by fellow Olsson employees.
“My favorite way of seeing this city is through my son’s experiences. The diversity of friends he has made in school to the number of activities that he gets involved with outside of school is just incredible,” he said.” Family is very important to me and we’ve been welcomed to Texas by colleagues and community members as if we are already family.”
Texas has one of the top 10 economies in the world, which makes the opportunity for growth tremendous. Olsson has high aspirations for Texas and the many opportunities for new staff to join the effort. These opportunities are in the realms of data centers, the public sector, the private sector, power delivery, rail, and survey.
“The energy of the growth within the state of Texas can also be felt within our firm,” Wyatt said. “We have put a lot of work into accomplishing our goals in the past months and the shape of our effort is starting to become clear. I think it will be a proud moment, 10 years from now, when we look back on our efforts for Texas.”