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Join Arcadis, a company seeking the diversity that reflects society

Join Arcadis, a company seeking the diversity that reflects society

 July 11, 2019

Arcadis believes that diversity hones the company's competitive edge and contributes to the business's strength. It also believes that having a flexible approach to work allows its people to work in a way that suits their needs now and in the future. Employees have the flexibility to define a working life that works for them - because Arcadis knows that its team need to be empowered and trusted to work in a way that creates a positive life balance.     

With a flexible mindset, Arcadis helps employees of diverse backgrounds to balance life, including providing working arrangements to allow for family support, study, working from home, parental leave, and even starting early and leaving early to beat traffic.

Arcadis CEO Peter Oosterveer

Peter Oosterveer, Arcadis CEO, comments: "We value diversity. We want to be an organization which is reflective of society, and is diverse, therefore performs better for our clients." 

Below, women outline how working for Arcadis in a flexible format helps them enjoy a work-life balance that works for them.

Arcadis provides Jennifer with a great work-life balance

Jennifer Buckels-Mayers Arcadis

Jennifer Buckels-Mayers, Arcadis Associate Vice President, has worked out of multiple Arcadis offices in North America, spending two years in Alaska and several months in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. She is currently based in Washington D.C. where she manages four active United States Army Corps of Engineers contracts, including environmental and water service lines, valued at more than $230 million.

In addition, Jennifer received Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) esteemed Top 20 Under 40 award which annually names remarkable young professionals in all facets of design and construction.

Jennifer comments: “I think Arcadis really supports a work-life balance. I have a two-year-old son, but I've never felt like that slowed me down. I know a lot of people hop around in their careers, but I’ve never felt the need to do that. I think that’s a testament to being able to achieve a lot in a short career.”

At Arcadis, Ulli forges a strong bond with colleagues

Ulli Schmidt Arcadis

Ulli Schmidt came to London in the 1980s to be a pop star. Three decades on she still lives and works in the capital and that free-spiritedness and sense of adventure is still with her too. She may not be earning platinum discs and lighting up Spotify but she is finding rich rewards and satisfaction through the flexibility that Arcadis can offer its employees.

Originally from Germany, Ulli worked in the travel industry for many years before arriving at Arcadis in 2012 as assistant in the buildings sector. She enjoys flexibility of a different sort, including recently coordinating a large event marking the global health and safety day and applying to be part of Expedition DNA, a digital program for Arcadis employees.

"I’ve always done digital because of my music. So as part of my application I created a mini movie that I put on our Yammer for which I composed the music as I felt it was appropriate for the digital exhibition," says Ulli. “I feel that here at Arcadis, I can get my fingers into all sorts of pies.”

Ulli feels that by offering this kind of flexibility and opportunity Arcadis forges a strong bond with its employees. “By doing that, you get more goodwill, and hopefully loyalty,” she says. “That's definitely the case for me.”

Ashjan finds Arcadis focuses on the strength of its people

For Ashjan Bin Mahfouz, Arcadis Assistant Project Manager, Saudi Arabia, working with Arcadis is a positive experience because the company truly values its people.

She says: "Arcadis focuses on the strength of their people. I do love that Arcadis cares about not only individuals but the society and making our life a better place in everything we do. The combination of Arcadis’ core values is the successful recipe to our personality and our business in general." 

Barbara enjoys the cutting edge know-how at Arcadis

Barbara Hudec is a Strategic Environmental Solutions Leader for Arcadis in Germany. She says:"Arcadis is really opening up attractive career opportunities for talented women and men alike. I am proud to be part of an environmental community with cutting edge know-how and high level management skills. Our success is based on collaboration and our willingness to learn and even make mistakes." 

Work for Arcadis and be valued for who you are and what you bring

At Arcadis, diversity and flexibility are valued and everyone is empowered to share new ideas and to contribute to the company. 

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