“I have been with Salas O’Brien for over 20 years. I became an engineer to balance science and art and to come up with the best solution for our clients. I appreciate the flexibility Salas O’Brien has provided me to balance family and work.”

John Thomson, PE, LEED AP

“A significant portion of Salas O’Brien’s clients are technology-based firms. As Director of Critical Environments I have the pleasure of working with architects and engineering staff who have an amazing depth of experience designing in this fast-paced, continually evolving building type. Your information may be ‘in the cloud,’ but behind every cloud is a data center!”

Brenda Ross, AIA, LEED AP

“I have had immense opportunities and professional growth: I started at Salas O’Brien as a UCSC graduate and climbed the ladder to Principal in a short period of time. The potential at Salas O’Brien is truly limitless.”

Jeffry Gosal, PE, CEA

“I love how we impact people. We impact our colleagues and their families by providing them an energetic, safe, family-oriented culture. We impact our clients by providing them high-quality work that is energy efficient, reliable, built well and maintenance friendly. We impact the people who enter our buildings by providing them a comfortable, safe and positive experience in a built environment.”

David Bonaventure, PE, CEM

”I love what I do. The people at Salas O’Brien are dedicated, intelligent, fun, good-natured, and do the right thing. They are the reason our clients can expect a difference!”

Donald C. Young, CCM

“As a Project Manager on commercial projects there are no quiet days!  Working on 10-15 different projects in a given day makes the days go by very fast. I am extremely proud of what we are delivering to our clients on a daily basis!”

Israel Moreno Jr.

“I attribute the success and growth of Salas O’Brien to our incredible team members and clients. I cherish the partnerships that we have developed over the years with so many clients and I consider all of our employees ‘family.’ There is no limit to what Salas O’Brien can do!”

Brad Kalmans, PE, LEED AP

“I would never have guessed that 10 years ago, when I started as an office manager/receptionist in an office with just a few people, we would be where we are today. I am now a Senior Plumbing Designer, and our firm has had tremendous growth!”

Lindsay Perricone

“Because of the amount of time we spend at work, I believe that who you work with is just as important as what you do for a living. The people at Salas O’Brien are one of the main reasons I have enjoyed working here for so long. They are wonderful folks, many of whom I consider family.”

Toby Hunt, PE

“The leaders at Salas O’Brien foster growth, and I am proud to say I am a shareholder. We have never had a claim in our history; this is a testament to the quality of work we deliver and the quality of relationships we keep!”

Bi Nguyen

“I am leading some of the most technically complex telecom and data center projects in the world. We have an amazing team and that translates directly into continued project success and, more importantly, higher expectations by all.”

John Floren, PE

Careers at Salas O’Brien

With a motto of “expect a difference,” a compelling, ownership-driven culture, and offices around the country, Salas O’Brien draws the best engineering, architecture, and construction professionals in the country.


Special people come to Salas O'Brien. Learn more about what that means for you.

What kinds of people do we hire?

Here’s a small sampling of positions that we hire for:

  • Mechanical engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Designers: mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
  • Construction field engineers
  • AutoCAD Drafters
  • Architects
  • Interior designers
  • Marketing and business development professionals
  • Finance experts
  • Human resources professionals


Salas O’Brien offers outstanding colleagues, challenging assignments, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. In addition, here are some of the ways Salas O’Brien takes care of all its team members:

  • Annual ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) contribution based on company performance
  • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your dependents
  • Medical health savings account
  • Green living/sustainability incentives
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Short- & long-term disability insurance
  • Ample paid time off
  • Professional education & licensing reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedule at the arrangement of supervisor/manager
  • 401k plan & employer matching: 100% match on first 1%, 50% match on next 5% of salary

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