Professional Development Opportunities

Developing technical experts—and the next generation of leaders

Career development is a priority at SAM. We believe that by supporting the growth and development of our employees, we better serve both them and our clients. As the nation’s largest combined geospatial and construction services firm and an industry leader, we can connect employees to the best industry tools and brightest mentors, helping us develop new service offerings and tackle fresh challenges.

Training support

To enhance the development of all our employees, SAM provides a wide-range of in-house training in the areas of field and office operations, project management, corporate services, and business leadership. We actively help our professionals secure the continuing education units they need to maintain industry certifications and encourage team members to participate in company-wide study groups to prepare for certification and licensure exams. These study programs are conducted in affiliation with state board associations and are open to all interested employees.

Each week we offer training on a diverse range of topics to keep our professionals abreast of industry trends, technology, and best practices. Through online training, we ensure our entire national team is at the same level of excellence.

In addition, SAM provides tuition reimbursement for employees interested in pursuing post-secondary degrees.

Leadership development

SAM is always looking for the next generation of project managers and executive leadership. Our leadership courses equip professionals with the skills they need to become better leaders and manage a diverse set of skillsets and personalities. Our corporate branches commit to providing these future managers access to the education, resources, and support they need to grow.

Educational resources include The SAM Business Development Playbook, which is our operational framework for onboarding, training, aligning, augmenting, and improving business development capabilities within the company. Closely aligned to the Playbook, is our Effective Project Management series. This series includes formal project management processes for the AEC industry and relevant best practices for managing projects at SAM. These, as well as others, ensure our leaders around the nation are getting the knowledge and support they need.

Supporting employees’ growth mindset

SAM employees are driven to learn and excel, and we support this growth-focused mindset. That’s why we work hard to build development programs that improve our team’s professional practice, raise management and communication skills across all disciplines, and help motivated experts become leaders in the field.

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