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J.S. Held is committed to people – both our clients and our employees.

We have created an ecosystem uniting remarkable people, bold ideas, diversified expertise, and endless opportunities to build a professional career.

We believe client service and employee engagement are synonymous. If our employees love what they do, they will make sure our clients are happy. J.S. Held is committed to providing a first-class work environment and cultivating a sense of community among our team.

J.S. Held is certified as a Great Place to Work®.

Diversity & Inclusion at J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global leader in specialized consulting. Our clients depend on us to provide world-class expertise to support their unique circumstances. Our reputation as trusted advisors is no accident. J.S. Held’s strength comes from our commitment to leveraging a multitude of skills, experiences, and perspectives to give our clients the best, most objective experts in the world. Diversity and inclusion make up our DNA, and we’re proud to offer clients a diverse group of multi-talented experts who work collaboratively to deliver comprehensive solutions.

With J.S. Held’s continued expansion, we are focused on enhancing those competitive advantages by encouraging inclusive spaces that foster authenticity and inspire all to reach their full potential. We are privileged to have team members from diverse backgrounds. We lead our industry by incorporating their individual strengths to achieve collective success.

We believe that the diversity of our workforce makes us a stronger company and better able to serve the growing needs of our clients around the world.

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Looking for a high-energy
Like to wear multiple hats
and learn new things?
Ready to work with clients around the globe and solve their toughest issues?
Reignite why you love
coming to work every day.
Looking for a high-energy
Like to wear multiple hats
and learn new things?
Ready to work with clients around the globe and solve their toughest issues?
Reignite why you love
coming to work every day.
Military Hiring Program

Beyond giving back to those who have done so much for us, I believe this is a critical step in our continued commitment to attract diverse, honorable, and talented future leaders into our company.

The military has more than 7,000 jobs across more than 100 functional areas and many of these jobs have a direct
civilian job equivalent.

Our veterans have demonstrated aptitude for training and skill in a wide variety of tasks and situations, which will greatly benefit our clients. It is vital for hiring managers to include transitioning and experienced veterans to their pool of candidates when looking to fill open positions. This initiative will seamlessly provide that opportunity.

Sean Donohue
Executive Sponsor, Military Hiring Program & Senior Executive Vice President, Advisory Services

Listen to current team members share their experience working with J.S. Held and how their military background and connection informs their careers today.

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At J.S. Held, we provide an environment where individuals who have served in the military feel welcomed, respected, and valued for their unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We recognize the valuable military experience that veterans bring to the workplace and help transition those skills to civilian careers.

The Veterans Network Employee Resource Group (ERG) builds a stronger community of support for our transitioning and experienced veterans, provides opportunities for networking and mentoring, and fosters an environment of growth and inclusivity.

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J.S. Held cultivates an environment in which female employees can thrive and grow in their careers. We recognize the unique path that our female leaders and experts have taken, and the experiences they can share with women entering the specialized fields in which J.S. Held provides services.

Our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Employee Resource Group (ERG) focuses on building beneficial relationships for the next generation of female leaders by providing them with opportunities for mentorship and support, while promoting a workplace of inclusivity, diversity, and respect.

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Giving Back to the Local Communities We Serve | More About Helping Hands, Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

At J.S. Held, we believe in giving back.

J.S. Held Helping Hands was founded from our shared devotion to active corporate social responsibility. Through this commitment, we stay conscious of our impact on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental matters.

Supported by a committee of J.S. Held employees, Helping Hands aims to positively influence and enhance our surrounding communities through philanthropy and volunteer efforts. This program is based on social responsibility initiatives that fall into three areas:

  • Time: Dedicating time to a not-for-profit cause through volunteering virtually, individually, or as a team.
  • Talent: Using special skills or professional expertise to support a non-profit.
  • Treasure: Monetary, fundraising, or donation-based support to help non-profits fulfill their missions.

Since its inception, Helping Hands has allowed us to continuously support our communities, strengthen bonds between team members, and help all J.S. Held team members feel more connected to the world around us.

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J.S. Held Employees Giving Back

National MS Society

Members of J.S. Held took their wheels to the streets of New York City and participated in Bike MS - an annual fundraising ride that raises money to help change the world for all people affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

Gentle Giants Horse Rescue

Forensic Architecture & Engineering Practice Lead, Emily Wohlfarth volunteers in her local community, caring for abused, neglected, and suffering horses that find solace in their new home at the Gentle Giants farm after being rescued from the auction block.

Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department

Environmental Scientist / Industrial Hygienist III, Andrew Schmucker, holds multiple volunteer positions at the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department, including lieutenant, membership chair, fire engine foreman, and facility maintenance. The mission of the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department is to protect and serve approximately 10,000 residents that reside in Chatham Township and assist surrounding communities. Volunteer Firefighters are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, answering 400 calls for service annually.

Veterans Legal Institute (VLI)

Allison Ramos and Joelle Albarian volunteer at the annual Lawyers for Warriors event sponsored by the Veterans Legal Institute (VLI). The Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at-risk, disabled, and low-income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, and employment to foster self-sufficiency.

One Warm Coat

Offices throughout the firm donated over 100 winter coats in support of One Warm Coat Day. Shelter from the elements is a basic human need, along with nourishing food, drinkable water, and a safe place to sleep. The mission of One Warm Coat is to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

School Supply Drive

Offices throughout the firm donated supplies for local area schools. J.S. Held partners with local organizations that focus on providing disadvantaged children, displaced teens, and low-income families the school supplies they need to be successful in school.

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Held's Hero Award

A pillar of our Helping Hands corporate social responsibility program is the Held’s Hero Award, which recognizes individuals within J.S. Held who represent our values and the spirit of Helping Hands. This grant program honors individual efforts that positively impact others and acknowledges the acts of service we see through time, talent, and treasure. A new recipient is named quarterly, and the winner is presented with a grant on their behalf to benefit the non-profit charity of their choice.

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Internship Program

At J.S. Held, you can expect constant opportunity, diversity, and respect, while challenging you right from the start. We provide interns and graduate trainees with invaluable hands-on work experience beyond the classroom. Working with industry leaders, you will take on active roles and apply acquired knowledge to real work experiences. You will be involved in projects across multiple industries and geographic regions, helping our team address the immediate challenges our clients face today while preparing for their future needs.

Our company is composed of consultants with skillsets that span a variety of technical, scientific, financial, and strategic disciplines – learn more about our areas of expertise – as well as internal, corporate functions spanning corporate development, finance, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), legal & compliance, and marketing & business development.

The opportunities to kickstart your career at J.S. Held are plentiful. To contact our Talent Acquisition team and learn more about our internship program and available job opportunities, email [email protected].

J.S. Held interns work alongside our experts to engage in exciting projects and receive firsthand experience ahead of their post-graduate careers. Click below to hear from some of our interns as they share their stories and experiences as interns with J.S. Held.

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We Have Fun "J.S. Held cultivates a culture where colleagues become family, hard work is rewarded, and each day is more exciting than the last."
We Value Diversity "At J.S. Held we interact with many colleagues from around the globe. We have the unique opportunity to meet a lot of new people and learn about different cultures. It is an exciting company to work for!"
We Collaborate “Having the opportunity to help develop the London office with like-minded experts was the original attraction for me joining J.S. Held. What continues to surprise and excite me is the diverse range of expertise being assembled by the firm.”
Continued Professional Development "J.S. Held continues to invest in our personal growth in order to make us more well-rounded individuals in the workplace."
WE WORK ON REALLY COOL ASSIGNMENTS "At J.S. Held, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world and work on some of the largest projects in recent history, including some of the largest tunnels and tallest buildings in the world. There is always something new and pretty cool going on here."
Everyone Has an Impact "From my first day as part of the J.S. Held team, everyone I have interacted with has made me feel like a valued contributor. My role and input are appreciated by the team. Regardless of location or title, employees feel like an integral part of the business."
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Equal Employment & Affirmative Action Policy
J.S. Held is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email [email protected].


J.S. Held participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program. | E-Verify

Applicant Accommodation Assistance

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request for a reasonable accommodation, please email [email protected] and include “Applicant Accommodation” within the subject line with your request and contact information.

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If you are highly motivated and looking for a work hard, play hard environment, we would like to hear from you. We also have volumes of data, high-tech toys, and boxes of rulers and protractors for our technical friends.

To check out our current job openings, visit the J.S. Held LinkedIn page. If you don’t see the job you are looking for, please send an email to [email protected] and make sure to attach your resume.

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