Diversity & inclusion

At CH2M, we know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. 

Members of our Women's Network present Girls Inc. Denver with a check for STEM supplies

We promote diversity because it makes us a stronger company, where brilliant people of all backgrounds feel at home. And our widely different perspectives and talents around the globe greatly enhance our ability to provide clients with more imaginative and effective solutions.

We aim to make diversity and inclusion core attributes of our identity, embedded in all of our employment and business practices in all locations.

Here's how we bring diversity and inclusion to life in our company and communities.

Fostering women in STEM

At CH2M, we practice what we preach. Starting from the top, our Chairman and CEO Jacque Hinman is just one of a number of talented, successful women making a difference around the world for our clients. These leaders dedicate their time and talent as role models and mentors to the next generation of female engineers who will follow them.

Behind Jacque is a diverse range of people who are proud to work for a company that empowers women in this industry. We champion women in engineering through:

  • Supporting STEM programs in schools and internships through grants from the CH2M Foundation and local employee volunteers
  • A Global Women’s Network with local chapters that share information, ideas and resources and actively promotes and supports women at CH2M
  • Leadership and involvement in professional societies promoting women in the industry

Employee network groups

Open to all employees, these networks provide opportunities for CH2Mers to support each other in reaching career development goals:

  • Black Employee Network Group – Harambee (“working together” in Swahili)
  • Hispanic Employee Network Group – Enlace (“link” in Spanish)
  • Disability Group - Assist. Connect, Educate. (A.C.E.)
  • LGBTA Group (L.I.F.E./Leadership Inspiring Full Equality)
  • JuMP - Junior and Mid-Level Professionals Network
  • Multicultural ENG - SHARE (Sharing Across Respective Ethnicities)
  • Veterans Network – Military/Veterans Group
  • Global Women’s Network

Each of these groups has a senior executive sponsor to provide advocacy, guidance and support.

Recruiting and hiring the best and brightest

CH2M has always focused on hiring the best and brightest, and actively recruiting diverse talent is critical. Our recruiters source and maintain pipelines of diverse candidates, and their performance evaluations are tied to measurable diversity goals. Recruitment managers receive monthly diversity hiring reports so they can monitor the progress in meeting our goals, consult with their teams and make adjustments as needed.

Our recruiters use over 20 national advertising sources affiliated with 70+ channels targeted toward under-represented groups, including veterans and differently abled individuals. We go significantly beyond government-mandated good-faith efforts to attract diverse candidates.

We are actively involved with the National Society of Black Engineers, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, Women’s Transportation Seminar, Society of Women Engineers and Conference for Minority Transportation Officials. Several of our employee network groups have recruitment and retention subcommittees, increasing our focus on recruiting and hiring the best talent across all career levels. CH2M has been recognized as a leading employer in diversity, equality and inclusion.