Work With Us
Achieving excellence in the pursuit of a better community can only happen with a team of driven, collaborative and innovative individuals. For the challenges that a career at JQ presents, the personal rewards and the relationships you have the opportunity to develop are second-to-none. With more than three decades of delivering a great place to work and grow in the engineering field, we offer a stimulating work environment with mutual respect from supervisors and peers, diverse project types to develop technical expertise, and opportunities for continual growth both personally and professionally.
Would you thrive in a company culture built on innovative solutions, mutual respect and client interaction? Are you motivated to grow into a leadership role and eager to share yourself with your team and your community? If so, show us what you’re made of.
JQ believes we have a responsibility to offer real-life experiences and training to the next generation. When interning at JQ, you can expect to learn and complete design tasks, attend site visits, and gain an understanding of project life cycle. We also want you to have fun and experience day-to-day life at an engineering firm!
We offer structural, civil, land surveying and facilities performance internships. These include traditional summer internships and semester long internships while attending school. We typically interview and place interns three months prior their start date. Click here to apply to one of our internship or entry-level programs.
In our quest to attract top-tier talent and help develop future leaders in the industry, you will find JQ at college campuses multiple times a year. Our collegiate recruitment takes us from Texas to Illinois, to Oklahoma and Kansas. We invite you to visit us at your campus career fair to learn more about JQ and our opportunities:
Texas A&M University - Fall 2019
The University of Texas at Austin - Fall 2019
University of Houston - Fall 2019
The University of Texas at Arlington - Fall 2019
Texas Tech University - Fall 2019
The University of Texas at San Antonio - Fall 2019
Purdue University - Fall 2019
If your campus is not listed, feel free to reach out firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development at JQ is about more than just technical expertise; we value your professional and personal goals and work together to help you achieve them. Our goal is to identify your career path and give you the tools and resources needed to continually develop and grow.
At JQ you will be collaborating and learning from your peers on a day to day basis. To help expand that growth, we created the Mentor/Protégé Program. Working one on one with a matched mentor, proteges are able to develop a deeper understanding of the A/E/C industry and develop a wider network of contacts. The meetings are structured to fit your individual needs, goals, interests and expertise.
JQ University (JQU)
Our monthly presentations include both technical and non-technical training and cover topics relevant to our company and the A/E/C industry. Topics range from finding your personal brand, to learning best practices for project photography, developing communication and client management skills, and the process of scope and fee development. Given that we aren’t experts in everything, we also bring in thought leaders to train our teams on soft skills, leadership and project management.
Our internal formal training seminars are customized to skill set and experience. For example, the training for entry-level design engineers may focus on company standards and software, while the project manager training could help staff understand the proposal process, fee development and budget tracking. Our training programs are constantly improved and tweaked based on needs, wants and staff feedback. Teams hold monthly technical lunches to provide a scheduled time where topics or case studies are discussed in a smaller group setting. JQ provides access to monthly webinars that cover a variety of technical design topics and our engineers have access to many on-demand webinars. JQ also supports involvement in professional societies and attendance at technical presentations through a variety of professional organizations.
JQ recognizes that identifying and training the future leaders of the firm is essential to the long-term success of the company. Our APP (Associate, Principal, Partner) Program lays out criteria for the selection, associated responsibilities and increased recognition and benefits for different stages of professional growth within the company. Our goal is to recognize and promote staff who consistently demonstrate the desire, skills, and leadership to take on firm-wide responsibilities, whether it be engineering and technical skills or administration and marketing.
JQ’s best asset is its people. We strive to make employees happy with benefits that enhance their quality of life. JQ offers:
Health and Wellness
- Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
- Short and Long-Term Disability Policies
- Life Insurance
- Health Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account
- Paid Maternity/Parental Leave
- Health Club Membership
- 401k Retirement Account with Company Matching
- Compass Healthcare Services
- Personal Leave
- Bereavement Leave
- Civic Duty
- Paid Holidays<
- Flexible Schedules
- JQU: Internal Training Program
- Tuition Assistance Program
- Paid Membership to Professional Societies
- Employee Referral Program
- Professional Conferences
- Professional Exam and License Reimbursement
- Annual Holiday Party
- JQ Days of Service
- Hearts and Hammers
- Quarterly Happy Hours
- Annual Family Event