Careers

who we are

We’re an employee-owned company. That can mean different things at different organizations. At Thompson Engineering, employee ownership means that our employees understand that each of us drives success for our clients, our company and our communities. It means we understand that our individual actions affect the people around us and the company as a whole. We take employee-ownership seriously. Let us show you how, where, and most importantly, why.

our core values

safety

We watch out for one another, safely delivering our services and creating a safer community.

performance

We have high expectations of what people can do and hold each other to high standards.

innovation & entrepreneurial spirit

We encourage and invest in good ideas and reward those who make their ideas successful.

integrity

We succeed by doing things the right way for the right reasons.

excellence

We earn and advance our reputation by delivering quality solutions and superior value on every project that we undertake.

ownership

As individuals, we take responsibility for the results of our actions, and we take the initiative to bring about positive results.

teamwork

Together, we accomplish our established goals.

professionalism

We conduct our business with individual responsibility, positive attitude, mutual respect, and honesty.

our core values

safety

We watch out for one another, safely delivering our services and creating a safer community.

performance

We have high expectations of what people can do and hold each other to high standards.

innovation & entrepreneurial spirit

We encourage and invest in good ideas and reward those who make their ideas successful.

integrity

We succeed by doing things the right way for the right reasons.

excellence

We earn and advance our reputation by delivering quality solutions and superior value on every project that we undertake.

ownership

As individuals, we take responsibility for the results of our actions, and we take the initiative to bring about positive results.

teamwork

Together, we accomplish our established goals.

professionalism

We conduct our business with individual responsibility, positive attitude, mutual respect, and honesty.

working here

300

EMPLOYEES

8

STATES

66

YEARS IN BUSINESS

what our employees say

Suzanne Sweetser

Each employee takes responsibility for the quality of his or her work. Ownership does not mean that employees are expected to give and give, receiving nothing in return for excellence. Excellent work performance means more pay and a better working environment, just like it does in any ownership situation.

 

Suzanne Sweetser
Project Scientist 
Mobile, AL

 

 

Justin Hardee, PE

Ownership means embracing the responsibility of delivering excellence to our clients and celebrating the opportunity to be a part of their success.

 

Justin Hardee, PE
Civil Engineering Team Leader 
Moss Point, MS

 

 

Brant B. Richard

This company really cares about its employees,provides excellent benefits, and has a welcoming spirit to new hires.

 

Brant B. Richard
Louisiana Operations Leader
Baton Rouge, LA

 

 

Morgan Brown

I love the fact that Thompson is involved in the community. Whether it’s a Tennessee Fun Run or Alabama Coastal cleanup, we make sure that we help out wherever we’re needed.

 

Morgan Brown
Administrative Assistant
Mobile, AL

 

 

Marshall Tucker

One of the things I appreciate about working at Thompson is having input into the business operations. Most companies have a select few who have real opportunities to affect the growth and the operations of a business. Thompson pushes for input from every branch and level of the company.


Marshall Tucker

Alabama CEI Manager
Pelham, AL

 

 

Randy Brown

The company has helped me in my career by giving me the opportunity to learn as I go, providing course training and allowing me to work with experts within our company.

 

Randy Brown
Tennessee CEI Manager
Knoxville, TN

 

 

Cameron Crigler, PE

If you are motivated and exhibit Thompson’s core values in your approach to your job, you will find a rewarding career at Thompson. While providing mentors, Thompson also provides the freedom and support to specific career path development.

 

Cameron Crigler, PE
Geotechnical Engineering Team Lead
Mobile, AL

 

 

Brad Harris

Working at Thompson Engineering has given me the opportunity to be involved in projects that impacted our company’s growth and to develop relationships across disciplines to better understand my colleague’s needs and meet their expectations. I have a genuine feeling of appreciation for the company as well as a feeling of individual achievement.

 

Brad Harris
Senior Project Manager
Lake Charles, LA

 

 

Matthew Chelette

Thompson Engineering has helped me in my career growth by giving me multiple opportunities to ascend to higher levels of responsibility in my field.

 

Matthew Chelette
Project Engineer
Helena, AL

 

Each employee takes responsibility for the quality of his or her work. Ownership does not mean that employees are expected to give and give, receiving nothing in return for excellence. Excellent work performance means more pay and a better working environment, just like it does in any ownership situation.

 

Suzanne Sweetser
Project Scientist 
Mobile, AL

Ownership means embracing the responsibility of delivering excellence to our clients and celebrating the opportunity to be a part of their success.

 

Justin Hardee, PE
Civil Engineering Team Leader 
Moss Point, MS

This company really cares about its employees,provides excellent benefits, and has a welcoming spirit to new hires.

 

Brant B. Richard
Louisiana Operations Leader
Baton Rouge, LA

I love the fact that Thompson is involved in the community. Whether it’s a Tennessee Fun Run or Alabama Coastal cleanup, we make sure that we help out wherever we’re needed.

 

Morgan Brown
Administrative Assistant
Mobile, AL

One of the things I appreciate about working at Thompson is having input into the business operations. Most companies have a select few who have real opportunities to affect the growth and the operations of a business. Thompson pushes for input from every branch and level of the company.


Marshall Tucker

Alabama CEI Manager
Pelham, AL

 

The company has helped me in my career by giving me the opportunity to learn as I go, providing course training and allowing me to work with experts within our company.

 

Randy Brown
Tennessee CEI Manager
Knoxville, TN

 

 

If you are motivated and exhibit Thompson’s core values in your approach to your job, you will find a rewarding career at Thompson. While providing mentors, Thompson also provides the freedom and support to specific career path development.

 

Cameron Crigler, PE
Geotechnical Engineering Team Lead
Mobile, AL

 

Working at Thompson Engineering has given me the opportunity to be involved in projects that impacted our company’s growth and to develop relationships across disciplines to better understand my colleague’s needs and meet their expectations. I have a genuine feeling of appreciation for the company as well as a feeling of individual achievement.

 

Brad Harris
Senior Project Manager
Lake Charles, LA

 

Thompson Engineering has helped me in my career growth by giving me multiple opportunities to ascend to higher levels of responsibility in my field.

 

Matthew Chelette
Project Engineer
Helena, AL

our benefits

HEALTHCARE

Medical, Prescription Drug Plan, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account

RETIREMENT

401K and match into the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

LIFE / DISABILITY INSURANCE

Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability at no cost to the employee

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Reimbursement upon completion of approved courses that build skills for your career with us

WELLNESS PROGRAM

Company-subsidized Fitness Club Membership

PAID TIME OFF

Paid time off accrual and nine company-paid holidays

our benefits

HEALTHCARE

Medical, Prescription Drug Plan, Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account

RETIREMENT

401K and match into the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

LIFE / DISABILITY INSURANCE

Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability at no cost to the employee

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Reimbursement upon completion of approved courses that build skills for your career with us

WELLNESS PROGRAM

Company-subsidized Fitness Club Membership

PAID TIME OFF

Paid time off accrual and nine company-paid holidays

join our team

Thompson Engineering employees work from multiple offices in states throughout the Southeast.

our internship program

An internship at Thompson Engineering provides college students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience. Our interns collaborate with employees from various departments, work on meaningful assignments, and interact with clients. Our summer internship program application process opens in late winter. Sign up for job alerts to learn about internship positions when they are posted.

Michael Davis

Working in the lab gave me a better understanding of soil properties/behavior and laboratory testing procedures. I enjoyed getting hands-on experience on some of the topics that were covered in class. My experience in the lab helped me excel in my geotechnical course, and vice versa.

 

Michael Davis
University of South Alabama
Major: Civil Engineering

 

Phillip McKissick

Thompson’s internship program gave me a link between the theoretical world of the classroom and the practical world in which I will be working. Thompson professionals were able to show me how what I had learned could be applied to the physical world. A great benefit, especially during senior design.

 

Phillip McKissick
University of South Alabama
Major: Civil Engineering

 

Daniel Butler

My internship better prepared me for my future career with Thompson by allowing me to work with other disciplines across the company. I got to see a project from all aspects, instead from just one side. This gave me a clear understanding of how projects are carried out -from design, to construction, to inspection, as well as good budgeting practices.

 

Daniel Butler
Auburn University
Bachelor’s: Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
Master’s: Community Planning

 

Working in the lab gave me a better understanding of soil properties/behavior and laboratory testing procedures. I enjoyed getting hands-on experience on some of the topics that were covered in class. My experience in the lab helped me excel in my geotechnical course, and vice versa.

 

Michael Davis
University of South Alabama
Major: Civil Engineering

Thompson’s internship program gave me a link between the theoretical world of the classroom and the practical world in which I will be working. Thompson professionals were able to show me how what I had learned could be applied to the physical world. A great benefit, especially during senior design.

 

Phillip McKissick
University of South Alabama
Major: Civil Engineering

My internship better prepared me for my future career with Thompson by allowing me to work with other disciplines across the company. I got to see a project from all aspects, instead from just one side. This gave me a clear understanding of how projects are carried out -from design, to construction, to inspection, as well as good budgeting practices.

 

Daniel Butler
Auburn University
Bachelor's: Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
Master's: Community Planning