Engineers, scientists & architects build a better world. We build a better organization.

Engineers tackle the heavy lifting to improve our lives, and we’re proud to put the right leaders where it matters most.

Our philosophy is as simple as it is timeless. We cultivate relationships with exceptional executives across the engineering industry within specialized sectors, and we leverage these relationships to find the right candidate and the right job at the right time. So whether you’re looking for your next CEO, CFO, Project Manager or Project staff, we’re here to help you acquire the talent you need.

From talent acquisition to continued leadership development, we can help strengthen your business or your career.

Personal Service With a National Reach

We are dedicated problem-solvers for our clients, especially when it comes to filling the most critical and hard-to-fill positions. We leverage our industry expertise, network, and execution methodology to deliver insights, solutions, and exceptional candidates nationally.

 

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Our network impacts a better world.

The engineering, science, and design industry is complex with many specialties. Each discipline and how it’s applied has its own unique set of challenges, opportunities, and needs. What’s universal is the collective mission to improve our communities and world. 

Not only do we offer our clients and candidates maximum visibility into the talent market, but we also know what’s important here at Smith & Wilkinson. Passionate about this industry and the people we serve, we’re a team of advocates dedicated to the best outcome for our clients and candidates.

Our clients and candidates tackle the heavy lifting for a better world, and we’re proud to put the right leaders (and the right resources) where it matters most.

Sectors we serve

As a retained solution, we focus on your best interests at every point in your journey. From talent acquisition to continued leadership development, we’re committed to your long-term success long after the search. We know that long-term success is driven by building strong teams aligned with similar goals and values.

Engineering

While complex with many specialties, each discipline and how its applied has its own unique set of challenges, opportunities, and needs. What’s universal is the engineers’ collective mission to improve our communities and world.

We focus on the engineers that make an impact on our everyday lives and are the unsung heroes we rely upon every day. Our niche lies within all aspects of the Civil Engineering discipline it also branches out to Electrical and Mechanical Engineers that are aligned with sustainability, renewable energy, water, and energy-efficient facilities.

Our clients:

Through our extensive network, we support engineering employers both public and private in the water & wastewater, civil engineering, and environmental engineering markets throughout the United States.

Our work:

Our search assignments encompass nearly all seniority levels and functional areas of the engineering community related to our everyday infrastructure needs, offering our clients and candidates maximum visibility into the talent market.

Architecture & Planning

Driven by technological advancements and environmental sustainability in design, Architects focus on the multi-disciplinary approach to planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings and space.

Our clients:

Through our extensive network, we support AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) firms throughout the United States. We specifically support the two specialties within AECs: “Big A, little e” firms and “Big E, little a” firms. “Big A, little e” firms lead with architecture expertise, and engineering teams help support their design aspects. “Big E, little a” firms lead with engineering expertise, and architecture teams help support their engineering aspects. It’s a nuanced and interesting overlap and we support both areas.

Our work:

Our search assignments encompass nearly all seniority levels and functional areas of the AEC ecosystem, offering our clients and candidates maximum visibility into the talent market.

Environmental Services

The environmental services industry covers a broad range of private and public sector activities focused on protecting and improving the environment in which we live, including water resources & quality, environmental permitting, site investigation and remediation activities and technologies, abatement of hazardous contaminants, and environmental restoration and repair of damaged ecosystems.

Our clients:

We find great reward in supporting our environmental services clients and conservation groups. Whether it’s focusing on water quality through stormwater management, the cleanup of Superfund sites, or the permitting of major renewable energy infrastructure we recognize the value and impact this work has on the community. We work with candidates that bring the same value and impact to their employers and the community.

Our work:

Our search assignments encompass nearly all seniority levels and functional areas of the environmental talent ecosystem, offering our clients and candidates maximum visibility into the talent market.

Сlient Success Stories

Testimonials

Ransom has had a long, successful relationship with Ben and Smith u0026 Wilkinson over the years. Ben has placed many great candidates in all of Ransom’s offices throughout New England and New Jersey.
Elizabeth Cote, HR Manager at Ransom Consulting, LLC
I had the privilege of working with Ben on a number of engineering and operations leadership searches at Aqua America. I found Ben to be excellent to work with. His in-depth knowledge of the utility industry was a huge benefit to the success of the recruiting efforts. Additionally, I was really impressed with Ben’s ability to develop strong rapport with both candidates and hiring leaders. I would highly recommend partnering with Ben for your recruiting needs.
AJ DeDio, Aqua
Thanks to our friends at Smith u0026 Wilkinson for featuring Ransom Consulting and Founder Steve Ransom as part of the company’s 2021 Annual Report.rnSmith u0026 Wilkinson is a Maine-based leadership consulting company specializing in search and talent acquisition for board members, C-suite executives, and skilled individual contributors for companies in all stages of growth and development.rnThis client spotlight discusses Ransom’s core mission – constantly innovating to provide resilient solutions for our clients and communities. Also, Steve Ransom provides his thoughts on our growing staff and company culture.rnWe are proud of our continued collaboration with Smith u0026 Wilkinson to build our team.rn
Ransom Consulting, LLC
Ben was excellent to work with. He really got to know my background and I feel that he found the perfect job for me.
Senior Engineer, Tata and Howard

Our Engineering Team

Ben Chadwick

Partner, Engineering Practice

Current Opportunities

Senior Wetland Scientist / Project Manager

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  • Practice Area:
  • Engineering
  • Region:
  • Massachusetts
Project Manager – Civil Engineer

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  • Practice Area:
  • Engineering
  • Region:
  • Massachusetts
Water Treatment Operations Manager

Posted:

  • Practice Area:
  • Engineering
  • Region:
  • Florida
Senior Water Engineer

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  • Practice Area:
  • Engineering
  • Region:
  • Massachusetts
Civil Engineer – Project Manager

Posted:

  • Practice Area:
  • Engineering
  • Region:
  • New Hampshire
Director of Land Planning

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  • Practice Area:
  • Engineering
  • Region:
  • Massachusetts