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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.

ESD Team's Virtual Canstruction Design Is Ready

Canstruction Chicago is a virtual event this year.
 

The Power of Scripting Wins ESDi Tech Challenge

Innovation is at the core of ESD. And it’s great when our team members work hard in a friendly competition to try to out-innovate each other.
 

No Place Like Home: Lardenoit Joins Habitat for Humanity Chicago Effort

ESD’s Julie Lardenoit does what it takes to give back to those in need.
 

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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