Working at Freese and Nichols

Here, you'll get to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients’ businesses and your own communities.


Be Part of Something Bigger

By planning and designing the infrastructure our society needs, working at Freese and Nichols means positively impacting the world around us. Whether we’re developing sources of drinking water, institutions for higher learning, or major roads and bridges, we put long-term relationships first — for employees and clients alike. People notice the difference the moment they join us, and that’s reflected in our high workplace satisfaction rankings from Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.


A Family of Caring Professionals

Our company culture is guided by values that cultivate an environment of respect and camaraderie. We care for one another like a family, celebrating life milestones together and providing support in hard times. Our leaders’ doors are open — if you’d like to talk, you can give them a call or just drop in. Our strategic business plan and performance reports are open, too, so you’ll know how your work fits into the big picture. You’ll know that you’re part of something greater.

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Workplace Awards

We've been nationally recognized as a great place to work:


Five years and counting

Best Workplaces in Texas 2021 insignia

Three years among Texas’ top four workplaces

Great Place to Work Consulting and Professional Services 2021

No. 4 in the nation for 2021



At Freese and Nichols, we balance a focus on your well-being with real rewards for your contributions.

Financial Stability

  • Paid overtime for all employees
  • 401(k) matching
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Team bonus
  • Employee referral bonus
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Corporate partner discounts
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Accident insurance
  • Legal assistance

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Health & Wellness

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Optional alternate work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Remote work options
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Personal leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Family and medical leave
  • Military leave
  • Wellness subsidies
  • Employee assistance programs

Read more about our Health & Wellness programs

Professional Development

  • Professional development courses
  • Leadership training
  • Technical seminars
  • Mentoring program
  • Paid professional organization memberships
  • Licensing assistance, including exam fees and study materials
  • Continuing education for re-licensing
  • Conference presentation opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement

Read more about our Career Support 

Fun Environment

  • Company-owned cabins in Red River, New Mexico
  • Employee recognition and awards program
  • Travel assistance for personal trips
  • Holiday parties
  • Company picnics
  • Chili cookoffs, costume contests, waffle days and more
  • Partner and retail discounts
  • Personal leave/vacation donation

Read more about our Work/Life Balance Programs

The Only Thing Missing Is You


A Place to Strengthen Your Career

Whether you’re a recent graduate or already a leader in your field, Freese and Nichols can help take your career to the next level.

  • We pay your membership dues for professional organizations, and help you earn licenses and certifications.
  • Freese and Nichols University offers courses on dozens of topics, ranging from presentation skills to 3D modeling.
  • Our mentoring program can pair you with a guide to help you navigate career challenges.
  • Looking to further your education? We offer tuition reimbursement for college-level studies.
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What Our Employees Are Saying

In the twilight of my career, Freese and Nichols is a place that gives me the freedom to work in areas expected of me and help grow the company in the right direction.
Eric Potts

Eric Potts

Associate and Account Director

I think this is the best career choice I could have made coming out of college. Everyone here seems to push each other in a positive way and to continuously learn and improve your skills.
Eric Waggoner

Eric Waggoner


I enjoy the flexibility, love and support I get from my group. It means a lot to me. I don’t think I can get that working anywhere else; it really does feel like a family. Freese and Nichols makes it easy to work and have a family at the same time.
Teresa Castillón

Teresa Castillón

Electrical Engineer

Working at Freese and Nichols has given my career direction and purpose. I now have a passion for what I do, and it is because Freese and Nichols grooms, invests, and creates opportunities for its employees. I cannot imagine working any other place than here.
Shad Comeaux

Shad Comeaux

Principal and Urban Planner

I began as an intern with Freese and Nichols in 1996 and immediately enjoyed working in a professional environment with a tight-knit family culture. Our significant growth over the past 20+ years has given me incredible project opportunities, training, development and career growth.
Mike Wayts

Mike Wayts

Vice President and Principal

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