Mark Thomas offers a team environment that provides challenging projects for civil and structural engineers, construction managers, surveyors, planners, landscape architects, and corporate resources professionals to do their finest work. Learn more about our company and what differentiates us below.
How We’re Different
We are 100% Employee-Owned
The company is owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) and common stock shareholders. Annually, ESOP shares are distributed to employees at no cost to you. This means that we’re all company owners, and the longer you stay with Mark Thomas, the more your shares will grow. There are also opportunities for exceptional team members, at all levels, to buy common shares.
We Believe in Flexible Work
Flexible hours and remote work provide key benefits for our team members, and we are committed to maintaining a culture that allows our team members to do their best work, regardless of location. Our flexible work policy includes:
- Hybrid schedules, where the majority of our team members can work remotely most of the time
- Core hours from 10 am-3 pm, providing flexibility for schedule preferences and caregiving needs
- 9/80 schedules, where you have every other Friday off
We are Right Sized
As a mid-sized firm, we provide opportunities and stability that smaller firms cannot. We balance workload companywide to provide opportunities to work on unique projects and access the right expertise, regardless of location. However, unlike larger firms, we are small and nimble enough to easily implement companywide changes if something isn’t working.
We Have Accessible Leaders
Mark Thomas’s Principals, Associate Principals, and Associates are all active project and department managers. This means that you will interact with many of the company’s leaders through everyday work – receiving invaluable experience, guidance, and mentoring.
We Offer Multiple Career Paths
Most consulting firms only offer one career path – starting at an entry level engineer, surveyor, or landscape architect and leading up to a seller-doer project manager and beyond, where you are responsible for winning work. In addition to the traditional seller-doer path, we also offer a technical career path. On this path, your focus remains on technical work. These two paths provide growth and leadership opportunities for all personality types, styles, and interests.
We offer a suite of comprehensive benefits and we aim to keep employee contributions low year after year. Our benefits include:
We offer a choice of three plans, with very low employee contributions: Kaiser HMO, Blue Shield HMO and Blue Shield PPO.
Our PPO dental plan includes orthodontia coverage for children.
We cover the whole premium cost.
Flexible Spending (FSA)
Pre-tax accounts for dependent care and medical expenses.
Pre-tax accounts for parking and transit passes.
Voluntary Life Insurance
Optional additional Life and AD&D Insurance for you and your dependents.
We pay the entire premium for the following benefits (no cost to you):
Basic Life/AD&D Insurance
Coverage in the event an accident occurs which results in death or dismemberment.
Short-Term Disability Insurance (STDI)
Partial income replacement in the event you become disabled, for up to 22 weeks. STDI is coordinated with California State Disability Insurance.
Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTDI)
Partial income replacement in the event you become disabled. LTDI commences after STDI is exhausted and can last up to 24 months.
Long-Term Care Insurance
A monthly stipend if you are chronically ill and receiving care while in a Nursing Facility or a Residential Care Facility.
Travel & Accident Insurance
Coverage when you are traveling for company related events, meetings, etc, outside of your normal commute.
Employee Assistance Program
Access to a confidential third party resource to assist you in areas of stress outside of work.
Paid holidays, which include two floating holidays that you can use at any time during the year.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Inclusive of vacation, personal, and sick time. PTO is accrued on an ongoing basis. At tenure milestones, PTO increases.
Paid time off in the event of an immediate member’s family death.
Annual Professional Fees
Reimbursement for membership fees for two professional organizations. We also reimburse the license fee for PEs, PLSs, and PLAs. Other professional licenses may be eligible for reimbursement.
Reimbursement for approved industry or professional certifications related to your position.
Professional Licensing Exams
Reimbursement for the application fee for the exam, and the cost of the exam prep classes and materials. We also provide paid time off to sit for the exams.
Continuing educational reimbursement to pursue a degree related to your position.
You can contribute up to the IRS annual maximum, and we provide a 50% company match, up to an annual maximum. Your contribution and the company match are both immediately 100% vested.
Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP)
We make discretionary distributions of stock to qualified team members annually, which is held in your ESOP account. The money in the ESOP account is fully vested after six years of service, and held until you leave the company. This benefit is provided at no cost to you.
Mark Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy that decisions involving people are made on the basis of job-related criteria, independent of an individual’s race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law. This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and company-sponsored programs.