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Company Culture

 
We are invested in the well-being and growth of our team members and are continually striving to be a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming firm. As an employee-owned company, Williams & Works has cultivated a culture that responds to the needs of our staff. We offer competitive wages, reliable benefits, considerable paid time off, partial tuition reimbursement, and professional development support, all within a cooperative, team-oriented environment.
Williams & Works sponsoring a Pit Stop station for Active Commute Week in Grand Rapids We’re fun! We love social events. Per company tradition, every month with a fifth Friday is an afternoon in which we share food and brews, play games, and have some good laughs together. At Williams & Works, we take birthdays very seriously and celebrate each month with cake. Holiday parties, chili, and soup cookoffs warm the office during the winter months, and barbeques on the Grand River and picnics at LMCU Ballpark add to the summer fun.

We’re nimble. Williams & Works has a multi-disciplinary staff of 40+ employees. We believe that our diverse backgrounds and size are an advantage that allows us to coordinate as a team and easily navigate changing business environments, while still being large enough to lead projects and have the knowledge to take on more challenging work.

We recognize the importance of work-life balance. At Williams & Works, each full-time employee starts with nearly thirty days of paid time off. We seek at all times to provide our staff with a balanced work environment and strive to support the physical, mental, and emotional health of all employees. As an employee-owned firm, we work for ourselves. We are respectful of each other’s personal time and have created an environment where 40-hour workweeks are normal and each person is encouraged to take the time off they have earned.

We’re supportive. Everyone at Williams & Works is accessible to one another. No one is too important to help out on a project or too busy to answer a question. We encourage one another to seek new opportunities. The free flow of ideas and information is key to our success, and the freedom to explore our professional passions is something in which we take great pride. We strongly support professional development for our staff through further education, professional certification, association memberships, participation in conferences, and other opportunities.

Our structural engineering group has expanded their work to AK, OR, WA, and ID
We grow together. We know our work makes a difference in our client communities. As a small group, there is always opportunity for individual growth and movement within the firm. We’re active in the communities where we live and work, often volunteering for local and professional committees and participating in civic events. At Williams & Works, you can be the change you want to see. We encourage employees to pursue new and exciting projects, to learn about up-and-coming tools and technology, and to participate in the overall direction of the firm.

JOIN OUR TEAM

  • » Responsibilities of this role include:
    • Effectively leading project teams in the study, design, and construction of projects. Work will be primarily focused on municipal with some minor private development work
    • Successfully developing and maintaining client relationships
    • Providing ongoing mentoring to other Engineering team members in technical and project management tasks
    • Actively participating in business development activities including research of potential market and project opportunities.
    • Preparation of work scopes and budgeting, taking part in project interviews.
    » Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.
    • Michigan P.E. Registration
    • 10+ years of professional design experience including roads, stormwater, water distribution, sanitary sewer collection, and site grading.
    • Experience in project and client management
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Must be self-motivated and able to work well with others in a professional hands-on environment
    • Excellent technical writing, organizational, and communication skills
    This position is open until filled. Email contact@williams-works.com with a cover letter and resume with “Engineering Project Manager” as your e-mail subject.
  • We are seeking a Senior Level Professional Land Surveyor to join our team. This is a key departmental position with the expectation that the right candidate will assist with the management of the Survey Department. This position is for a PLS dedicated to the office, with no field work required. Williams & Works offers flexibility for part time remote work if desired. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Don’t quite fill all of our needs? We are seeking other well rounded licensed individuals as well as PSIT’s, so please reach out.
    » Required Qualifications:
    • Michigan Licensed Professional Land Surveyor
    • Professional Licensure in surrounding states and/or ability to gain additional licensure in the near future
    • Bachelor's Degree in Land Surveying
    • 10+ Years of related work experience
    • Ability to effectively draft proposals and provide budgets to clients
    • Experience managing projects, clients and staff
    • Experience reviewing and signing/stamping project deliverables
    • Experience with construction staking, ALTA/NSPS, boundary and topographic surveys
    • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
    • Good working knowledge of AutoDesk Civil 3D software, Star*Net, and Leica Infinity software platforms
    This position is open until filled. Email contact@williams-works.com with a cover letter and resume with “Professional Land Surveyor” as your e-mail subject.
  • We are seeking a Land Surveying Field Crew Chief to join our team!
    »Qualifications:
    • Michigan Licensed Professional Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor-in-Training is preferred but highly experienced individuals without these qualifications will be considered
    • Bachelor's Degree in Land Surveying preferred
    • 5+ Years of related work experience required
    • Significant experience with construction staking and reading/interpreting construction plans
    • ALTA/NSPS, boundary and topographic survey experience
    • Ability to work overtime regularly
    • Flexibility to travel within the Midwest frequently
    • Ability to perform physically demanding work in all types of weather
    This position is open until filled. Email contact@williams-works.com with a cover letter and resume with “Field Crew Chief” as your e-mail subject.
  • We are seeking a senior civil engineer with at least five (5) years of experience in transportation/road engineering projects. The responsibilities of this position include effectively managing and/or assisting project teams in the study, design, budgeting, and construction inspection of transportation projects. Work will be primarily focused on state, county, and municipal clients, although other assignments are possible as opportunities become available.
    »In addition, candidates must possess the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution
    • A Michigan Professional Engineering license
    • Professional design experience with transportation and roadway projects.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or MicroStation.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Must be self-motivated and able to work well with others in a professional hands-on environment
    • Must be able to successfully develop and maintain positive workplace and client relatinships
    • Excellent technical writing, organizational, and communication skills
    This position is open until filled. Email contact@williams-works.com with a cover letter, resume, and references with “Senior Transportation Engineer” as your e-mail subject.
  • Williams & Works is seeking one entry level Civil Engineer for our municipal group.
    »Responsibilities of the role include:
    • Assist senior civil engineers in preparation of conceptual and final design plans
    • Write and edit technical specifications & prepare engineering related calculations
    • Create cost analyses of construction projects
    • Collect and analyze data
    • Perform construction inspection and assist in report preparation
    • Perform computer aided drafting
    • Participate in training classes
    • Attend meetings with clients & work with engineering teams from other disciplines
    »Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution
    • Self-motivation and ability to work well with others
    • Skill in technical writing, organization, and communication
    • Passing result of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam
    • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, etc.
    • Previous experience in construction observation or inspection
    This position is open until filled. Email contact@williams-works.com with a cover letter, resume, and references with “Entry Level Civil Engineer” as your e-mail subject.
  • Williams & Works is seeking one civil engineering intern for our municipal group for the summer of 2023.
    »Responsibilities of the role include:
    • Assist senior civil engineers in preparation of conceptual and final design plans
    • Observe and inspect municipal construction projects
    • Read and understand construction plans and specifications
    • Communicate with contractors and field technicians
    • Record construction quantities
    • Relay information from engineers to the field
    • Collect information to create construction record plans
    • Participate in training classes
    • Attend engineering meetings
    »Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
    • At least one year of education toward receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution or previous construction experience
    • Fundamental understanding of technical writing and construction plans
    • Ability to communicate effectively and problem solve in the field
    • Basic knowledge of engineering software such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, HECRAS, etc.
    This position is open until filled. Email contact@williams-works.com with a cover letter, resume, and references with “Civil Engineering Intern” as your e-mail subject.
To apply, please contact us with your cover letter, resume, and references.