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Our Culture

We are West Yost

We are West Yost

30 Years of Service to our Communities

We believe as an organization, that our leadership is here to support our consultants and our clients. This gives the West Yost team a unified purpose and creates a place to support our remarkable team. When we asked our West Yost team how to best mark the occasion of our 30th anniversary, we received an overwhelming response in favor of contributing to local food banks. This commitment to helping out our local communities speaks to the dedication and desire our team has in making a difference where we live and work. Here are the organizations we have supported this year:

We Have Fun!

Office activities

We enjoy celebrations in appreciation of our team throughout the year. For example, we treated our team to #TakeoutTuesday in the comfort of their own homes, in support of the high-quality products we deliver daily to our clients.

We host annual events such as our Annual All Staff meeting which concludes with our Duck Dinner which is a nod to our founders Bruce West and Jim Yost (who decided to form the firm while duck hunting).

  • Concerts by our house band: Water Hammer (listen here!)
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Oktoberfest Celebrations
  • Camp Sacramento
  • Engineers Week
  • End of the Year Party
  • Spotlight on Innovation
  • Cocktail hours (Wine Club Wednesday)
  • Takeout Tuesday
  • Holiday Raffle
  • Netflix and Discuss
  • River Rafting
  • Book Club
  • Pi Day
  • Summer BBQs and Picnics
  • Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon
  • Chili Cookoff
  • Massage Chair Day
  • Breakfast at Work
Greg Smith and his family enjoying a ball game.

We Strive to Become our Best

Greg Smith, Senior Technical Specialist I on the OTCR team, received his PE License while at West Yost

I love my job. It is both challenging and collaborative. I am so thankful to my West Yost colleagues for their support to set up a location in our office that served as a study area. This area provided the quiet time I needed to prepare for my PE exam and attend my online review courses. The supportive culture within West Yost has allowed me to maintain family commitments while working towards my professional goals, including acquiring my Professional Engineering license.

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Greg Smith, PE

Senior Technical Specialist I, OTCR Team

We Take Ownership

Our commitment to our clients and mentoring and serving teammates is inspiring. It makes West Yost a great place to work.

Placer County Water Agency Ophir Pump Station Tour

We Believe in Quality

Jeff Pelz was Employee #2 and we just celebrated 30 years with him!

In 2020, we were honored to celebrate Jeff Pelz’s 30th anniversary. As Chair of the Board and one of the longest tenured leaders, Jeff continues to inspire staff and solve challenging problems for our long-standing clients. We are proud to have nearly a dozen employees who have been with West Yost for over 20 years and have onboarded over 75 in the past two years. We look forward to celebrating more milestone anniversaries with our team members.

The Annual End of the Year Celebration

Traditions

  • Annual All Staff Meeting
  • Annual Duck Dinner
  • End of Year Celebrations
  • Camp Sacramento Trip
  • River Rafting
  • Monthly Anniversary Announcements
  • Spotlight on Innovation
West Yost staff volunteering to create a community street mural

Special Teams

  • Young Professionals (YPs)
  • Middlers (for mid-level professionals)
  • Wellness Group
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Volunteerism

Stretch your wings with us!

Available Positions

Associate Engineer, Water System Planning

Concord, CA

Engineering | ASSOC01036

Posted

This position may fill a wide variety of roles by assisting with: project planning, scoping, and proposal preparation; project…

Business Sector Leader – Water Practice

Any Office

Engineering | BSLWA01041

Posted

The Water Business Sector Leader has “responsible autonomy” for all decisions related to fulfilling the group’s mission and results. The leader is also supported by a collaborative network of technical leaders across the company, including the President that share a common goal of team success

Principal Engineer – Treatment

Northern California

Engineering | PRINC01030

Posted

The Principal Engineer we are seeking will have the desire to drive our capabilities to new heights in Northern California by working directly with clients and team members. This leader would have strong experience in capturing and delivering projects, developing and/or nurturing client relationships, and mentoring and managing staff. This position will provide valuable support to the Treatment Business Sector Manager.

West Yost is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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