Why Choose Sain Associates

Why Choose Sain Associates

There are jobs, but then there are careers. The chance to do the type of work that adds up to something great. At Sain Associates, we offer rewarding careers that will lead to opportunities to challenge yourself with exciting projects and learn new skills through training opportunities

Sain Associates provides a dynamic, creative environment built on a foundation of skill, determination, and expertise. For 50 years, our firm has grown because of our widespread industry knowledge. At Sain Associates, you will explore how a multi-disciplined firm works together to design and produce great work. At Sain, we are stronger when we are working together.

About The Firm

Sain Associates is a ±70-person team, offering a full suite of services in Transportation Planning and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Professional Land Surveying, Geographic Information Systems, and Construction Engineering and Inspection.

We are a privately owned firm headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and incorporated in1972. Our firm culture is focused on personal and proactive partnerships with clients and associates to produce sustainable value and innovation.

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Work with Great People

We are a Civil Engineering and Surveying firm with many talented professionals on our team, including professional engineers, land surveyors, planners, designers, CAD technicians, GIS professionals, and construction inspectors. Our employees are our greatest asset.

You can look forward to working with intelligent, genuine, and ambitious people, who work collaboratively across departments. If you are looking for a fun and engaging workplace, you have come to the right place.

Continuous Skills Development

Here at Sain Associates, we know that continuing education is a key factor in supporting our professionals and in remaining innovative as a team. Our continuing education program incorporates ongoing safety training, in-house events, and external conferences.

We must maintain a high level of education and training for each professional who works at Sain Associates. Whether we are working on a construction site, drafting on a master plan, or designing a grading plan, we can always improve. If you have a curiosity to learn continuously, Sain is the place for you.  

Available Positions at Sain Associates

Our available positions can range from in-office administrators to project management and civil engineering positions. We offer workplace perks, including telework on Fridays for in-office roles. Our balanced work environment offers you many opportunities to excel within the industry—whether you begin as a designer or project manager.

Traffic Engineer

Auburn, AL | Full-time | Transportation | 1 Position Available

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Project Manager (P.E.)

Mobile, AL | Full-time  | Transportation | 1 Position Available

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Assistant Project Surveyor (LSIT)

Huntsville, AL | Full-time | Land Surveying | 1 Position Available

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Internship Program

Birmingham, AL and Huntsville, AL | 2025 | Multiple Positions Available

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  • Culture

    Our firm has made a concerted effort to create a community where everyone is included. Sain’s leadership encourages an open-door policy with all their employees and places an emphasis on building relationships.

    Creating this positive work environment also means fostering open communication, which is why we started an annual strategic planning retreat. Every October, Sain sends principals and several employees to an off-site location to create the company’s annual goals. The firm intentionally seeks input from all employees to foster innovation and open communication.

    Most of all, we make time to celebrate with each other. We celebrate important events like birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers, and holiday events. These events are great ways to bring us together throughout the year.

  • Values

    Trustworthiness has been important from the beginning of Sain’s history, and it is a big part of having high integrity, which is one of our core values. Being trustworthy and having integrity are not characteristics that always get a lot of praise or recognition, but these qualities come into play in everything we do each day.

    Around our office, you can often hear a simple question: “What’s the right thing to do?” Any time we have a challenging situation, the answer to that question is what guides us. We always strive to do the right thing regarding our employees, clients, customers, and sub-consultants. We want everyone to know they can trust us to do the right thing.

    Below is our list of what defines good character.

    • High Personal Integrity
    • Hard Working, Reliable, and Persistent
    • Loyal
    • Humble
    • Self-Aware and Self-Regulated
  • Community Outreach

    We are motivated by the theory that people have three phases in life: “Learn, Earn, and Return.” We take pride in “returning” by giving back to the local community. Our employees participate in various fundraising campaigns and seek volunteer opportunities with organizations who serve the community.

    Below are a few organizations we have supported throughout the years:

    • Designs for Hope
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Meads Miracles
    • Operation Christmas Child
    • Trent Holt 5K
    • United Way of Central Alabama
    • Womens Business Leaders
    • Young Business Leaders
  • Continuous Skills Development

    We want to support our employees, so we invest in their career growth. During the year, employees participate in career discussions with their managers, planning out what they want to accomplish for the year. Sain also offers monthly lunch and learns for in-house training on topics like due diligence, communication, business development, and innovative design and construction techniques. We also send our employees to conferences for additional development.

Joining the Sain Associates Team

You may not see your ideal job posted currently, but at Sain Associates, we are open to speaking with you about what is next for you in your career. We keep a list of qualified applications on hand for future opportunities as they arise. If you are interested in working at Sain Associates but do not see the position you are looking for, get in touch by sending us your résumé.

You can submit your resume to resumes@sain.com for future consideration. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.