Learning and Development

Learning & Development

Supporting Employees from Onboarding to Retirement

We know how important first impressions are, and we’re committed to providing our new employees with the tools and information they need to succeed from day one. All new hires attend a half-day orientation to receive information on our important policies, procedures, safety guidelines, benefits, systems, and more. They’ll also work with their supervisors to establish goals after their first 60 days to ensure they have direction and support. 

As we mature in our careers and lives, employees may take advantage of flexible work options, such as transitioning to a part-time status or working in a specialized role to provide their expertise in a more limited capacity. As employees approach retirement, they may be encouraged to participate in succession planning to help groom internal candidates to take on new challenges.


Performance Reviews 

The Gannett Fleming Performance Evaluation Review (PER) facilitates continued and systematic communication/feedback between employees and supervisors. The primary objective of the process is to ensure the alignment of organizational strategy and culture with the goals and actions of each employee. On an annual basis, and throughout the year, supervisors and employees use the PER collaboratively to formally:
  • Establish and commit to measurable goals
  • Communicate organizational expectations
  • Provide interim feedback throughout the year
  • Assess, rate, and memorialize outcomes.

Learning Programs

We support our employees in their desire to be lifelong learners and continually increase the knowledge and skills they bring to their careers. Through the leadership of our dedicated Learning and Development team, we make direct investments in our employees’ development by offering ongoing training and learning opportunities. Our comprehensive approach enables employees to pursue professional growth through varied learning methods and modalities, including instructor-led (synchronous) and web-based (synchronous and asynchronous) training programs; attendance at conferences, seminars, and events; professional and industry memberships; Gannett Fleming’s INSIGHTS webinar program; and our Connected Relationships Mentoring Program™ (details below). Some of our specialized programs include:
  • Project Management (PM) Academy
  • Project Principal Bootcamp
  • Leadership Academy 
  • Exam preparation courses for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP) credentials
  • Exam preparation courses for professional licensure, such as Professional Engineer: Civil and Professional Engineer: Architectural Engineering

Tuition Reimbursement

Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to seek tuition reimbursement for courses taken at officially accredited academic institutions that confer associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees, including online colleges. Employees who are considering additional education should consult with their supervisors to determine eligibility and the options that are most suitable for the individual employee’s specific career objectives and the firm’s long-term goals and strategies. 

Professional Certifications, Licenses, & Non-Degree/Non-Certification Continuing Education

Costs associated with professional and technical learning and career development courses (preparatory education) that are for the attainment and maintenance of licenses and/or certifications (e.g., PE, PG, PMP, RA, AICP, CPA, LEED AP, NICET, attorney license, and those that are comparable) are reimbursable. 

Industry & Professional Memberships

As part of Gannett Fleming’s continued commitment to our employees’ career growth, the firm will reimburse annual membership dues for approved professional organizations – up to $300 per year. Gannett Fleming also participates in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Partner Program, which offers discounted rates for ASCE membership, plus full access to member benefits such as training courses, conference registrations, research and publications, and technical and academic resources.

Connected Relationships Mentoring Program™

Led by our Connected Women and Military Veterans at Gannett Fleming employee resource groups, the Connected Relationships Mentoring Program seeks to utilize the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of senior employees and pair them with junior or less experienced employees at Gannett Fleming. The program is designed to allow senior staff the opportunity to help junior staff advance their careers. 

Throughout this program, mentor/mentee pairs focus on leadership, project management, business development and marketing, and overall professional growth for the mentee. Mentors and mentees alike benefit from this program in the areas of leadership, professional growth, and networking. 

Course work for the 2021 Connected Relationships program includes: 
  • Professional Introductions
  • Professional Growth
  • Career Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Development & Marketing
  • Project Management.

Internal Growth Opportunities

We want our employees to grow in their careers. While many employees will find significant opportunities for growth and development arising from their original positions, we recognize openings for other positions may also present exciting opportunities for employees to contribute in ways that are not on their current career path. We established the Internal Growth Opportunities Program to ensure that all full-time, part-time, and hourly employees who have a minimum of 15 months of continuous service in their current organization and who express an interest are considered for posted job openings within the company. 

Global Collaboration & Opportunity

Gannett Fleming is home to more than 2,600 employees at 60+ offices worldwide, and we live and breathe a “One Gannett” approach. Our employees collaborate across business groups and geographies, and we also encourage and support internal transfers between offices as project or business needs allow. 

President’s Innovation Award

Each year, we recognize already-implemented innovations with the President's Innovation Award. Employees who created an innovative solution that changed the industry; created new capabilities or opened new opportunities or markets; or significantly reduced costs are eligible to apply. The winning team receives a monetary prize!

Gannett Fleming Scholarship Program

We believe it’s our responsibility to invest in the future by investing in our children, and the Gannett Fleming Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships to the children and grandchildren of Gannett Fleming employees. The number and amounts of the scholarships vary from year to year, but we invite all high school seniors and current undergraduate students under the age of 25 who show exceptional leadership and character to apply.