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R.A. Smith National Recognized Nationally as a “2014 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For” by ZweigWhite

by Lindsie Nelson 14. July 2014 06:33

R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., is excited to announce that for the second consecutive year the company has been selected as one of ZweigWhite’s Best Civil Engineering Firms To Work For. This list recognizes the top civil engineering firms nationwide based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and more.

R.A. Smith National is a leading consulting engineering firm, providing multi-disciplinary services to state and local government and the land development industry nationwide. Based in Brookfield, Wis., the company employs a staff of 160 with additional offices in Appleton, Wis., Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif., and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa. Comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, structural engineering, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, wastewater, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. 

Richard Smith, president, said, “We are honored to be recognized for the sixth time in our history as one of the best firms to work for in the United States. At R.A. Smith National we strive to provide our employees with exciting opportunities for growth and innovation at work, while maintaining a positive work-life balance. We also know that our employees are the backbone of our organization, and as such, we continuously evaluate how we can best retain and attract top-level talent from across the nation.”

Darline Hoffins, director of human resources, says, “At R.A. Smith National we are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefit package, health and wellness program, co-op and internship programs, diversity of work, opportunities for growth, employee cook-outs and more. We are currently looking to add staff in our Wisconsin, California and Pennsylvania offices to support our current team, provide new services and better serve our clients.”

ZweigWhite will be announcing this year’s winners at the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference on September 25-26, 2014. For more information about the Best Firms To Work For award, please visit

Pleasant Prairie/Kenosha County Park and Ride Lot Breaks Ground

by Lindsie Nelson 9. July 2014 05:26

R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., provided engineering design services and is providing construction oversight for the Pleasant Prairie/Kenosha County Park and Ride Lot. The project broke ground on July 7, 2014. 

The Village of Pleasant Prairie had a vision to create not only a needed regional park and ride lot, but also provide overflow parking for the RecPlex, which is the largest municipally-owned recreation facility in the United States. R.A. Smith National developed a design that expanded the RecPlex campus by providing functional and visual connections with the new parking lot. The design included 387 parking spaces, pedestrian path with a bridge over the creek, access driveway with a bridge, storm sewer and a wet detention pond. 

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