Shawmut’s Providence office was named a 2022 Best Place to Work in Rhode Island by Providence Business News, marking the twelfth year the company has been recognized with this honor. The statewide awards program identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Rhode Island that continue to benefit the state's economy, workforce, and communities. Companies are judged based on benefits and survey responses from employees.

Senior Director of Rhode Island Chris Maury spoke with Providence Business News about Shawmut’s people-first culture, the company’s journey toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the firm’s ongoing commitment to supporting the local community.

Excerpt from Providence Business News

How would you describe the culture of your workplace? Our employees deliver the most complex projects for the world’s most elite brands and institutions. We truly believe we’re building a better tomorrow. Superior structures. Enhanced, engaged communities. It all requires efficiency, collaboration, transparency and integrity.

What role does diversity and inclusion play in your hiring and promotion decisions? Building a team diverse in people, ideas and experiences allows us to provide an unparalleled experience for our clients. Creating an inclusive environment where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential – and fostering an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work – is not only the right thing to do but something that is at the core of our culture.

How do you support community service work by your employees? We’re passionate about what we do, so we extend our skills to programs that drive medical advances, provide support and relief for those in need, create opportunities for student leaders and mentor the future talent of the architectural, engineering and construction industry.

Continue to Shawmut’s Providence Business News’ Best Place to Work company profile here or read it in the June 10 print edition.

Interested in joining our team? See our job openings here.