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  • Top 12 Reasons to Work at CEI - #11 Flexibility & Growth - No Pigeonholing!

    April 3rd, 2017 by Eileen Pannetier


    #11 Flexibility & Growth - No Pigeonholing!

    Merriam Webster defines a Pigeonhole as “A hole or small recess for pigeons to nest.”

    A CEI Employee recently said: “I know so many of the people I went to college with who are trapped in a pigeonhole created by being good at something. Their company just keeps them doing the same thing, month after month, because it would cost too much to provide them training in something different. Conversely, CEI’s employees are actively promoted, trained and encouraged to diversify their experience.”

    CEI staff are our biggest investment. We selectively hire with the long term professional interests and work-life balance of our staff in mind. That means if someone wants to change from one discipline to another within the firm’s capabilities, we typically allow it and encourage it if it helps them grow and is consistent with the company’s principles. So no pigeonholing. In fact, our mentoring program encourages junior staff to explore different types of work within the firm and to learn as much as possible especially in their early years so that they will have a broader background and reach in later years.

    CEI also encourages teams to bring junior staff to meetings with the client when possible, especially at the start of the project, so the client can meet them and so that junior staff will have a better understanding of client needs and goals.  It’s small investments like these that help us achieve superior results with satisfied employees and clients.

    We believe in long-term thinking and relationships over short term profits. See the current openings here: http://ceiengineers.com/work-with-us/career-opportunities

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  • Top 12 Reasons to Work at CEI Starting with #12

    December 13th, 2016 by Eileen Pannetier


    #12. A Sense of Accomplishment - Seeing Your Designs Come to Life When Constructed.

    Whether it’s doing a grading plan and then seeing how the land contours change during construction, or watching new sidewalk be built and seeing how excited the folks who live near it get, work in civil/environmental engineering can bring a strong feeling of accomplishment.

    CEI’s projects are positive projects with a focus on sustainability: new or rehabilitated pump stations; new or rehabbed water treatment or storage facilities; restored dams; environmentally friendly parking lots, trails and boat ramps; improved traffic patterns; free-flowing culverts to prevent flooding; and stormwater treatment practices to protect and improve water quality. People benefit, the environment benefits.

    Our team approach means every person on the team participates in the planning/design/construction process including quality control. Every person contributes. There’s nothing better than a client thanking you for a job well done.

    CEI currently has openings for civil engineers with 2+ years experience in our Marlborough, MA office, especially for those with good AutoCAD skills. We’ve also got openings for bridge engineers who would assist with our small bridge program and hydraulics analysis. See the current openings here: http://ceiengineers.com/work-with-us/career-opportunities

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