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Klohn Crippen Berger Overview

Vancouver, BC
501 to 1000 employees
1951
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$50 to $100 million (CAD) per year
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. (KCB) is an award-winning engineering, geoscience and environmental consulting firm with its head office in Vancouver, and 12 offices in other locations in Canada, Australia, Peru, Brazil, the UK and United States. KCB has a strong culture of quality ... Read more

Mission: To attract, develop, and retain talented staff and quality clients who thrive on challenging projects.

Klohn Crippen Berger – Why Work With Us?



Are you looking to continuously challenge yourself? Do you aim to achieve new levels of excellence in everything you do? Make it happen with a KCB career. We've been continuously pushing the limits of what's possible for over 60 years. We offer our people a chance to participate in some of the largest and most challenging engineering projects in the world. Projects that have helped develop resources, reclaim landscapes, build communities and stimulate economies. No matter what ventures we pursue, we are up to the challenge.

At KCB, we have many great career opportunities and we’re always interested in people with strong skills, experience, passion, and a drive for excellence.

If you are looking for a rewarding career that offers you growth, unique experiences and opportunities to work alongside the best professionals in the world, we’d like to hear from you.


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Expect more at KCB

Our people have built their legacies by lending their knowledge and talents to unique world-class projects and are proud to have made a real difference.

Big challenges. Better rewards.

We are known for our exceptional performance in everything we do. In addition to receiving over 50 national and international awards for major projects, we have also been recognized for our management expertise, charitable contributions and as a top employer. Although we take our quality initiatives and high level of client services very seriously, we're not knee-deep in the bureaucracy often seen in larger companies. Our size allows employees regular access and direct communication with our leaders and decision makers.

We go the distance in everything we do. KCB offers you:

  • World-class, challenging and diverse projects for international clients
  • Opportunities to work in exciting, vibrant areas around the world
  • A friendly, collaborative and open environment
  • A sense of adventure and enthusiasm combined with cultural awareness
  • Ongoing support for professional development and personal growth
  • Recognition, awards and bonuses for achievements
  • A solid, thriving company with visionary leadership

We take a genuine interest in our people both professionally and personally, and offer them unique opportunities to do rewarding work in a supportive environment. More than that, we're a company that truly cares about practicing at the highest level, with sustainability and cultural awareness integrated in our approach. As a business, we act with honesty and integrity. We back our people with ongoing career development support and provide them with mentoring and the latest tools and technology to get the job done right.

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Doing things differently

At KCB, we care about our people and our world. Our dynamic team environment allows for each individual to contribute more and be heard. We encourage our people to push past limits and exceed expectations. We make sure that new people joining our organization share our unique vision to go above and beyond. As we strive for excellence in every possible way, we never forget to support each other and enjoy what we do.

Working together is what sets us apart

 
 

Our aim is to build a better world through excellence, innovation and teamwork. We start by putting our people first, which creates a culture that supports personal and professional development along with a sense of pride in being the best at what we do. KCB is home to some of the most talented and highly regarded engineers, geoscientists and environmental scientists in the world. We also have a strong support team, bringing invaluable skills to the organization. Together, we have worked on some of the world's most challenging and unique projects and been recognized for our commitment to innovation. It's obvious that our employees love to work here because our projects and workplace reflect their personal passion for technical excellence, sustainability and adventure.

Diversity
 
KCB's employee demographics have shifted considerably over the past five year as we bring in the next generation of professionals. The average age of employees is reduced, more women professionals are joining the firm and new skill sets are being required to manage the wide variety of services being provided to clients.
 
In 2012, KCB formed a Diversity Committee with six members representing a good cross-section of senior management and geographic locations. The goal of the committee is to address issues affecting young parents, women and ethnic groups in KCB and the engineering industry as a whole.
 
Open communication and group participation 

We continuously share information with staff in a wide variety of ways, including the KCB intranet, newsletters, group sessions and face-to-face interaction. Our aim is make it easier for our people to do their jobs by providing all the tools and information they need to perform safely and effectively. In addition, we provide the means for social interaction, including networking and sharing information on upcoming social events, discussing team activities, arranging for car pools and more.

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To support our vision to “Build a Better World”, we balance social, environmental and economic considerations to meet the needs of our clients, the community, our employees and other key stakeholders.

People and Community

We are committed to social responsibility in the workplace and in the communities in which we operate.

We look for opportunities to support causes that our employees are passionate about and dedicated to.  KCB supports a number of charitable organizations and community initiatives. In 2012, KCB donated over $350,000 to a variety of organizations and events, many of which have been employee inspired.  Our contributions are not only monetary; we also support temporary leaves or provide time off for employees to continue their efforts during business hours.  KCB is also committed to supporting educational institutions through endowments, co-op programs and guest lectures.

We take our health and safety initiatives seriously and our company-wide philosophy of zero harm permeates throughout our employee and contractor health and safety practices.  Our employees work on projects all over the world and are faced with cultural, environmental and project specific challenges every day.  To show our duty of care and ensure that our employees come home safely, we reinforce the belief that safety is a way of work not just an additional task.  Health and safety is a part of our culture and every employee owns it.  Our KlohnSafe information sessions are led by staff as "from the team, for the team" to share challenges and review best practices with our peers to improve performance.

Clients

KCB has worked on some of the most remote and interesting jobs around the world.  We have built a culture that encourages innovation and rewards excellence in our professional practice.  Sustainability is inherent in what we do.  To be successful, our work must stand the test of time.  In fact we continue to work on sites that we helped develop decades ago.  

We are committed to working with our clients to meet their sustainability objectives, and in 2012, we launched our Sustainability Initiative. Find out more about it in our 2012 report.


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KCB 2012 Sustainability Report

 


Klohn Crippen Berger Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
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    I worked at Klohn Crippen Berger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay, benefits and extracurricular activities for the staff are great. I love most especially the people. Everyone is friendly and professional.

    Cons

    I don't really have anything bad to say.. but I hope the supervisors or managers look out for their staff's personal growth within the company. Don't let them just get stuck on the same thing for years.

    Advice to Management

    Personal growth is one's responsibility, but supervisors and managers play a great part on it too. An employee couldn't really learn or advance more if their boss is lazy.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Klohn Crippen Berger (Vancouver, BC) in March 2015.

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    It involved a phone interview followed by a face to face interview in their Vancouver office. It was quick and smooth. The phone interview was dine by GROUP personnel but the face to face one was more detailed. I had to talk about my work experience at great length and answer questions primarily to paint a clear picture on my skill sets.

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    • Give a five minute overview of what your experience and accomplishments are   Answer Question
    • What software you had used in the past   Answer Question
    • Foundation characterizations for a dam-how will you do that?   Answer Question
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Klohn Crippen Berger Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Best Managed Companies: Platinum Club Member, Deloitte, 2018
  • Award of Excellence for Quality Management Systems, BSI Canada, 2013
  • Canada's Best Managed Companies: Platinum Club Member, Deloitte & Touche, 2015
  • BC Top 25 Exporter, BC Governement and Canadian Manufactures and Exporters of BC, 2013
  • Gold Award(Water Category), Consult Australia, 2011
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