A Fulfilling Place to Work

A Fulfilling Place to Work

Our purpose is investing in people to enhance communities, and that commitment has endured for over 100 years.


Total Compensation Philosophy

The compensation program at TBS is designed to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented associates who are the “right” fit for our culture and business strategy. We offer a complete compensation package that provides stability for our associates and their families and enhances their long term professional and personal growth.

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Compensation Mix Components:
  • Base Pay

    The firm’s approach to base pay is to provide wages/
    salaries that are competitive or above A/E industry norms.
    Key factors that are considered when determining base
    pay levels include:

    • A/E industry benchmark data on pay scale by size,
      geographic region, business mix, utilization, and bill
      rates with our goal of being within the 50th to 75th
      percentile range on a yearly basis
    •  TBS’ overall and short-term financial position
    •  Associate performance and value to the firm
    •  TBS’ objectives and the level of talent currently in
      place and needed for success in a geographic region
      and/or market
    • Salary comparisons with competition
  • Incentives

    Our incentives are designed to drive, guide, and reward behaviors of associates that will advance our 1-Year plan, 3-Year picture, and 10-Year target.

    • Profit Sharing–Results Based Incentive(RBI)
    • Health, Safety, & Environment (HSE) Incentive
    • Associate Referral Program
    • Professional Achievement/Spot Bonus
    • Compensation for Over 40 hours billable (Salaried Exempt Associates)
  • Benefits

    TBS offers a long-term approach to a competitive, comprehensive benefits package for our associates that is intended to complement the compensation program; help them assist associates meet their financial commitments; and prepare for their retirement while maintaining health and wellness for themselves and their families.

    • When it comes to health, we are all in it together.
      • Major Medical Insurance (self-funded)
      •  Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)Up to $1,500 annually to cover medical expenses covered on the plan
      •  Healthy Solutions Start Here Wellness Program
        » Meet health targets and get significant cost savings on your medical insurance premiums.
      • Dental
      • Vision Insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Stability for you and your family.
      • Long Term Disability
      • Life Insurance
      • Supplemental Insurance
    • Your financial wellness.
      • Retirement
        » 401(k) benefit with firm match of 50% of your contribution, up to a maximum of your 6% contribution.
        » We use Fidelity Investments, a strong and trusted company, for our 401(k) program.
        » As a resource for you, we have financial wellness advice and tools from our financial advisor.
        » TBS Associate 1st Grant Program.

Learning Opportunities

At TBS, our purpose and passion is “investing in people to enhance communities.” Continuous professional and personal development for all associates is an expectation, not an option. We offer internal and external training programs that include technical, motivational, organizational, leadership, and soft skills training.

Opportunities for your career growth
  • Individualized Associate Development Plan
    • The ADP process provides a structured way for associates and evaluators to have a productive mentoring session about an associate’s passions, skills, career, goals, and a plan to ensure we have the right people in the right seat.
  • TBS University
    • 40 hours of training per year
    • Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Regular learning assignments
    • Noontime Knowledge
    • External & Internal Professional Development Programs
    • Education Assistance for Conferences and College Degree Programs
    • Encourage and financially support professional licensure and continuing education

Work Environment

TBS provides a work environment that promotes work-life balance. As a century-old, family-owned and operated firm, we put family first. We are a market-driven firm building strategic trusted relationships with our clients by market and executing projects by discipline. We are a true matrix organization, which allows associates to work in different markets and project types.

Components of your work environment include:
  • Appreciation

    Fun and Appreciation

    • Associate Spotlights
    • Holiday Celebrations
    • Associate Appreciation Week
    • Kaught U Doing Outstanding Stuff (KUDOS) Program
  • Safety

    Work in an environment where your safety is the highest priority.

    Our safety goal – “Everybody Goes Home Safely” – is something we live by every day.

    • Safety Incentive Program
  • Community

    Enhance Your Community 

    • Projects that make your community a better place
    • Support for your favorite charities
    • Social Purpose and Responsibility Krewe (SPARK)
    • Participation in local leadership groups
    • Think Green Recycling Program
    • Purpose Time Off
    • Military Reserve Leave
  • Balance
    • Maintain a healthy work-life balance.
      • Paid Time Off (PTO)
        » 3 months to 1 year – up to 10 days
        » 1 to 5 years – up to 17 days
        » 6 to 10 years – up to 20 days
        » 11 + years – up to 25 days
        » Unlimited PTO for certain positions
        » Work experience counts towards PTO accumulation
      • Paid Holidays (10)
      • Paid Parental Leave
        » Up to 30 days for a primary caregiver
        » Up to 5 days for a secondary caregiver
      • Hybrid Work Environment
      • Half-Day Fridays for Qualifying Positions
      • Purpose Time Off
Foundational Pillars