All consulting engineering/architectural firms boast of their tangible benefits to potential employees: employer-matched 401K plans, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive health and life insurance plans, vacation and short-term leave accrual, and competitive salaries. While ATI also offers each of these, our employees most appreciate those benefits that cannot be measured.
We understand that personal emergencies and obligations don’t check your work schedule before occurring. We also understand that professionals with young families often feel pulled in opposite directions, particularly during those cold winter months when runny noses and ear infections seem to be never ending.
ATI’s founding principals left their large engineering firms in 1986 to escape the grueling schedules that often took them away from their growing families. Thirty years later, ATI remains dedicated to maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Our project managers regularly monitor and shift tasks to ensure that employees are not overloaded. When personal appointments are required during office hours, employees can often shift their work hours to make up the time.
“Working for Applied Technologies is exciting and challenging, as the projects and responsibilities are diverse and provide many opportunities to learn new things. Being a project engineer at a small firm allows me to participate in all aspects of a project, from planning through completion of construction. In addition, ATI has a great work environment that values its employees and provides a flexible work arrangement.”
Kathleen Hassing, Environmental Engineer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Open Door Policy
A closed office door is a rare sight at ATI. No matter your age, gender, or position, our president and principals are available to answer questions or discuss your projects and concerns. These professionals are recognized as the best in their fields, and their expertise is at your disposal.
“I started with ATI immediately out of college after hearing praise of a project near campus. The open door policy at ATI creates an experience as diverse as the environment we serve. This policy of open discussion creates an ideal setting for both employee and client. With expertise in a wide variety of topics, the senior staff at ATI has the knowledge and resources that have given me an invaluable experience as I progress down the path to becoming a professional engineer. ”
Tyler Michlig, Civil Engineer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The diversity of project work offered to our employees can be attributed to our size and Clear Thinking philosophy. Large projects, such as the award-winning Madison MSD Eleventh Addition, often require “all hands on deck.” Smaller projects, perhaps a waste minimization study for a brewing company, may be staffed according to interest or technical expertise. In either situation, a team is formed to best solve the challenge. Employees are encouraged to apply creativity and utilize the ample resources available to them to solve these often complex challenges.
“Applied Technologies provides a substantial amount of learning opportunities as well as varied projects that introduce you to new situations and challenges from the moment you step in the door. Since starting, I have been exposed to both municipal and industrial oriented projects. These projects have consisted of lift station replacements, phosphorus compliance, as well as mechanical utilities design, among others. The size of these projects range from small to large which in turn require interaction between a small group, or the cooperation and coordination of a multi-disciplined team depending on the situation. These types of experiences have provided me with the opportunity to work with engineers who are in disciplines other than my own. The wide variety of projects, each with its own unique challenges and considerations, coupled with the wide range of experiences and skills of the other staff here at ATI, has helped to make me a more efficient and versatile engineer.”
Julian Velazquez, Project Engineer