Our diversity is what distinguishes us from any other company in the industry. Our employees come from a wide array of backgrounds, beliefs, and life experiences. These differences are the foundation of our uniformity because that which sets us apart is also what brings us together.
At KDM Engineering, we have a talented group of individuals focused on helping us achieve our goals, while KDM contributes to their professional growth. We strive to support our mission and vision by attracting people who share our company values and believe in the positive impact our work has on the communities we serve.
Having an exceptional office culture is no longer an option, but a necessity. As part of our company culture, employees enjoy a flexible, relaxed work environment where they are recognized for their performance, rewarded for their hard work, and supported in their professional endeavors.
At KDM we emphasize personal growth, and we’ve created an environment where each employee is empowered to create their own path to success, with the company’s full support.
Meet Our Employees
Hear from Tarren Yost - KDM Engineering’s HR Manager
Hear from Dan Mejia - KDM Engineering’s Accounting Manager
The majority of our staff has been working from home since March 2020, but as an essential business the KDM Engineering office remains open for employees who need access to engineering equipment, IT support, or other resources. While in the office, staff must adhere to strict COVID safety guidelines, including wearing a mask in common areas, social distancing when necessary, and following the disinfecting protocol for all shared resources and spaces. We are preparing to return to in-person work under a hybrid model at all three office locations in spring 2021, continuing to follow state and federal COVID safety guidelines to protect our team.
KDM is proud to continue hiring in all three of our office locations during this time as well. We are conducting video interviews and have implemented virtual onboarding procedures for new employees. In-person interviews and onboarding will return as we are able to safely do so.
Our current Chicago office is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, offering convenient access to public transportation, situated just across the street from Chicago’s beautiful Riverwalk, and surrounded by a variety of dining and entertainment options.
In the spring of 2021, KDM’s Chicago headquarters will be moving to a new location at 1308 N. Elston Ave, just a 10 minute drive from our current office. The new office will be a boutique building, almost exclusively belonging to KDM for a less crowded space in an up and coming area of the city. With three floors and the entire rooftop dedicated to our growing staff, the amenities that have come to define KDM’s Chicago office will only be enhanced at our new location. Shuttles from Metra stations to the office will also be provided for employees commuting into the city.
Our Baltimore office is located right in the center of the city, just a few blocks from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, and near various entertainment options. In 2020, our Philadelphia office relocated into a brand new space in a building near the Delaware River to accommodate our growing East Coast team.
A New Age Office
KDM Engineering strives to create a working atmosphere where employees can thrive in a more open, flexible environment. We believe that in the new age and style of working culture, a laidback office space leads to higher productivity, and higher productivity leads to more confident employees who are happier and less stressed.
A cornerstone of KDM culture is giving back to our local communities through various volunteer opportunities and charitable contributions. KDM offers a community service program where employees can earn PTO for volunteering. For every 8 hours of volunteer service, employees earn 4 hours of PTO. Each year for the holiday season, KDM sponsors an employee raffle to win company prizes and donates the ticket sales to a local nonprofit chosen by the staff. KDM matches all employee ticket sales.
As part of our commitment to increasing diversity in STEM careers, many of our staff participate in local community outreach programs, mentoring and other speaking engagements, including with Calculated Genius, to help introduce underrepresented youth to engineering and other STEM fields.
When COVID-19 halted our quarterly team outings, we instead used those funds to provide meals for healthcare workers at three hospitals in Chicago, as well as make a donation to Johns Hopkins COVID-19 research efforts.