Our Culture

Kleinschmidt is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of our employees.

We are an employee-owned environmental and engineering consulting firm where employees have a say in growing and shaping the company. Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working together on unique and creative projects to stay challenged while constantly developing technical talent.

We enjoy a relaxed, professional atmosphere where employees consider each other family.  Kleinschmidt is consistently recognized as a Best Firms/Best Places to Work. Our team members say that our flexible work environment is one of our most valuable benefits because it promotes work life balance. The clients’ needs are met and employees have the freedom to prioritize family needs with flexible work hours and working virtually.

Throughout COVID-19, Kleinschmidt has worked to ensure that all employees stay safe by implementing travel policies, providing updates on safety measures, regularly sending employees care packages with masks and hand sanitizer, and conducting surveys to ensure employees have what they need to effectively do their jobs and are connected.

As a Kleinschmidt team member, you will have the opportunity to work directly with our senior staff to do meaningful work that focuses on solving client problems, while growing yourself, others, and achieving the firm’s strategic objectives over the longer term. You control your destiny by doing good work, engaging in our Talent Management program, and by focusing on primary and secondary career tracks.

We provide practical solutions for complex renewable energy, water, and environmental projects.

Technical Development is at the Core of Who We Are

At Kleinschmidt, we recognize that a critical component of a successful firm is to have a pipeline of leaders at all levels and in all areas of the business.   We identify 4 primary career opportunity paths in our firm—Technical Discipline leaders, Project Delivery leaders, Client Relationship & Business Development leaders, and Firm leaders.  To support our Talent Management needs, we employ a variety of programs to grow leadership talent and to keep our pipeline of effective leaders full through a suite of leadership development programs that help staff discover their leadership style and apply that learning to their current and future career opportunities.

Internal Programs

  • Kleinschmidt University Leadership Academy
  • Principal Consultants, Technical Discipline Leaders, and Technical Advisor Roles
  • Kleinovation Corporate Retreat
  • Industry association and conference participation
  • Management Development seminars

External Partners

The PeopleMap Training (Understanding Yourself and Others) and PeopleMap 360 Review Program

The Ken Blanchard SLII® Self Leadership and Situational Leadership Programs – teaching leaders how to lead situationally and unleash the power of their people

The Leadership Pipeline Institute and Specialist Pipeline Institute

“Do good work and make a living at it. Enjoy what you are doing. And the rest will take care of itself.”

– R. Stevens Kleinschmidt