Women Engineers Advance the Profession
We constitute a strong base of savvy women engineers helping shape Holmes into an exceptional place. We provide valuable contributions to the fields of structural and fire engineering as we advance our careers in a transparent, inclusive workplace. As part of a close-knit office community we prioritize our interests and talents, and we hold our leadership capabilities in high regard.
When we begin our careers at Holmes, we hit the ground running. Right from entry level employment, we have opportunities to learn about all sides of the business. New engineers are entrusted with ample amounts of responsibility early on: we apply big picture problem-solving across projects, interact with clients, attend site visits, and lead pitches and presentations. As we learn by doing, we are comfortable asking questions and seeking resources company-wide. We feel valued, empowered, and excited to come to work and apply ourselves.
At the senior level, women engineers are making strides across passions and skill sets. Our achievements include founding and running the Holmes Los Angeles and Portland offices, chairing professional committees, acquiring senior licensure and managing major projects for high profile projects. We undertake complex analyses and simulations, write board papers, and set the company tone culturally as Lead People Managers. We call upon women and men to represent the voice of the firm at industry conferences, and we encourage participation in the SEAONC Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity committee, which delves into engagement and gender issues within the profession.
At Holmes, we track pay equity in regards to gender and position. We are driven to take on managerial roles and hold fast to becoming principals and partners at Holmes. Across the board, we are positive, proactive role models for our current colleagues and the next generation of engineers.
We know we’re onto something when the engineering becomes a thing of beauty.