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Culture

Respect everyone. Work hard. Play to win.

Life at ESD

We work hard. We are active in improving our communities. We engage in the needs of our clients. We care about the future of our planet. We believe in work-life balance. We enjoy solving problems.

Whether you are in high school considering a career in consulting engineering, a new college graduate, or an experienced professional, ESD offers an opportunity to work with a diverse team of innovators and problem solvers.

ESD Committees

DEI

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council is comprised of individuals whose experience and diligence reflect a wide range of perspectives working to ensure the advancement of DEI at ESD.

ESDOPEN

Outreach, Philanthropy, Engagement, Network (OPEN) cultivates community outreach and philanthropic endeavors while fostering positive employee morale, teamwork and leadership.

ESDi – Innovation

The innovation committee works to improve collaboration and create a culture that encourages innovation. The group develops initiatives to promote engineering design/technical excellence, project delivery/presentation and services offering.

ESDNEW

Network Empowering Women (NEW) fosters diverse professional relationships and mentorship among employees. It influences company culture and policy to promote equal opportunity.

Education/Training

There was a snippet circulating the internet where the CFO asks, “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they then leave us?” And the CEO responds, “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

Our investment in education and training is a wise investment for the benefit of both our clients and our people. The people we collaborate with depend on us to have the capability and credibility to deliver our services in a professional and efficient manner. Our education and training effort touches every aspect of the business from continuing education to project management and customer service.

Testimonial Quotes
No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees…

who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.

Jack Welch | American Business Executive

News and Events: A Prism of Possibilities

The various facets of our Services are reflected in the thought leadership, instructional videos, podcasts, and other information offerings we post regularly. Check out the latest.

Patel Earns Recognition as a Star in Engineering

Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine recognizes an elite group of young professionals with its 2022 40 Under 40 award, including ESD Commissioning and Energy+Eco Operations Director Saagar Patel. (Read why Saagar is being recognized.)

Career Networking With ESD

ESD will be participating in “The Career Networking Experience” on Wednesday, May 18. The event is being sponsored by the Chicago chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). (Learn more about this career networking event.)

Thanks for the Mentoring

ACE Chicago, the mentorship program focused on supporting students interested in careers in architecture, construction, and engineering, hosted an event to thank supporters. (Learn more about the ACE Mentor Program.)

Design for Tomorrow Plan for the Day After

The future isn’t distant: It starts today. Let’s solve problems together. Let’s build solutions.

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