Where Talent Thrives

When you join the team at Ghafari, you join a diverse community bent on advancing the EAC industry.

We work together — engineers and sustainability experts, process designers and architects — to spark new possibilities for our clients and for each other. Through cross-disciplinary collaborations across an array of state-of-the-art projects, we keep our global clients and colleagues at the cutting edge. Join Ghafari and discover what you can really do.

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Where do you fit in?

No matter where you are in your career, you have the opportunity to deepen your skills and broaden your knowledge at Ghafari.

Students + Graduates

At Ghafari, students and recent graduates embark on meaningful careers. While working on exciting, global projects, they collaborate with leaders across a range of disciplines. We help our interns and entry-level team members stay at the forefront of their field by providing in-house training programs centered on advanced methodologies. Through collaboration, technological training, and real project responsibilities, students and recent graduates develop the skills they need to become industry leaders.

Experienced Professionals

As a proven engineering, architectural and construction firm with a focus on applied innovation, Ghafari has the unique ability to provide experienced professionals with stability and opportunity. Here, seasoned team members work with industry leaders on a range of world-class projects while deepening their skill set through in-house technical training programs. In addition to supporting continuing education, we also help team members acquire professional registrations and certifications. Whatever your professional aspirations are, Ghafari’s energetic and supportive environment will help you reach them.

Benefits + Compensation

Ghafari Associates offers competitive compensation and benefit packages for our employees. While these programs may vary slightly for international employees, key benefits include:

Health + Wellness Programs
  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Voluntary Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • On-site Fitness Center or Gym Subsidies
Financial Planning + Protection
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Investment Advisory Services
  • Educational Seminars on 401(k) Planning
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Company-Paid AD+D Insurance
  • Company-Paid Short-Term Disability
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
Work/Life Balance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flex-Time
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Assistance Program
  • Will Preparation
Professional Development
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Professional License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Training and Development Programs
  • Apprenticeship and Internship Programs
Additional Perks
  • Plentiful Snacks
  • Employee Clubs and Social Events
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Recreational Sports Teams
Rewards + Bonuses
  • Spot Bonuses
  • Employee Referral Bonuses

A Culture of Innovation

For nearly 40 years, we have harnessed new technology to create meaningful spaces. Our team members continue to learn, test, and advance new approaches that push our field forward. We deepen our culture of innovation through constant training in the latest tools. This empowers every employee to imagine and implement exciting solutions to the interesting project problems we face each day.

Sustainability Focus

Ghafari is committed to improving the environment. As we shape each project, we work closely with clients to instill sustainable strategies within the process and end product. At our energy-efficient offices, we educate team members on sustainable approaches and practice green principles, like waste minimization and water efficiency.

Global Impact

Community Involvement

We support the international communities where we live and work. Propelled by our penchant for constant improvement, Ghafari team members contribute to a variety of causes that create a positive impact.

Affiliated Charities + Non-Profits
  • ACE Mentor Program
  • Active Transportation Alliance
  • AEC Cares
  • After School Matters
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Canstruction Chicago
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Easter Seals Foundation
  • Focus: HOPE
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Friends of the Orphans / Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • HAVEN Crisis Support
  • Instituto del Progreso Latino
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Loyola High School Work Study
  • Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • The Miracle League of Michigan
  • The Salvation Army Giving Tree
  • St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • United Neighborhood Organization
  • Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago

in Our Industry

Industry Involvement

We support like-minded organizations around the world to foster new thinking across architecture, engineering, process design, and construction.

Affiliated Industry Organizations
  • Airports Council International North America
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society for Civil Engineers
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • CoreNet Global
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Design-Build Institute of America
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals
  • International Interior Design Association
  • International Women’s Forum
  • Lean Construction Institute
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
  • Power and Engineering Society
  • Project Management Institute
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services
  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • Urban Land Institute
  • U.S. Green Building Council

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EEO AAP Statement

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online application system, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

  1. By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources
  2. By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources
  3. In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
  4. By email at hr@ghafari.com

If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 and ask for a member of the HR team for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Ghafari Associates, LLC maintains an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement in employment of qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing by all applicants and employees, upon request. If you are interested in viewing the Affirmative Action Plan, please submit a written request to hr@ghafari.com during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and a member of the Human Resources Department will schedule a time for you to review the Affirmative Action Plan. If you are unable to submit a written request due to a disability, an accommodation can be made by contacting Human Resources at 313-441-3000 during the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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