Certified Great Place to Work seeking wide-ranging talent for largely virtual roles
May 1, 2023
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s nothing unique about a company announcing a surge in hiring during what’s become a highly competitive labor market.
But there is something unique about Essentia, Inc.: it’s a high-growth company with an award-winning culture that’s inviting its workforce to work from anywhere.
“While the number fluctuates week to week, we’re currently hiring for dozens of positions,” said Chelsea Miller, VP of HR for Essentia. “Many of these positions are virtual, meaning that we have no geographic constraints in hiring the best talent — anywhere.”
As an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company that leverages innovation to deliver network infrastructure via tech-enabled services, many of Essentia’s open positions follow suit. These include Director of OSP Engineering, Solutions Engineer, GIS Technician — and the list goes on.
One reason for the spike in hiring is that after launching dedicated Cable and Critical Infrastructure divisions over the past 18 months, the company has won contracts and begun active projects with some of the market leaders in these industries.
“We’ve enjoyed building longstanding partnerships with the top telcos over the past two decades,” said Lindon Hayes, Co-CEO of Essentia. “As we’ve built up our Cable and Critical Infrastructure operations, we owe the traction we’ve gained both to this proven record and to hiring trusted names in their respective verticals. It’s invigorating to see all of this new business crystalizing so quickly.”
A breakdown of the industry-leading companies Essentia is working with in its target verticals, or has previously worked with, is as follows:
- Top 5 of 5 wireline companies
- Top 4 of 5 wireless companies
- Top 3 of 5 cable companies
- Top 2 of 5 electrical utilities
Additionally, Essentia has worked with nearly 20 Fortune 500 companies and 10 federal agencies.
Who Essentia’s new team members will be working with is just part of the attraction. Candidates are even more curious about the workplace they’ll be calling home, virtually speaking.
“We’ve been conducting business virtually for years and well before COVID compelled so many other companies to do so,” Hayes said. “Our core values of collaboration, judgment, innovation, and impact truly lay the groundwork for this setup to be so effective.”
Not only has the virtual setup been successful, but it’s the environment from which Essentia has achieved Great Place to Work Certification and other culture-based accolades for multiple years.
“Sometimes we do have roles that are tethered to a location, and we work hard to build the culture locally while also integrating these folks into the larger company,” Miller said. “For example, right now, we’re hiring for a number of construction and engineering positions in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio to support a large client project.”
About Essentia Inc.
At Essentia, we’ve assembled a team of trusted experts who design and build turnkey outdoor & indoor networks with unrivaled quality and record-setting cycle times. We know true breakthrough innovations are the ones that target real customer pain points, inefficiencies, and error-prone processes. That’s why we’re delivering tech-enabled infrastructure services including drone data capture, engineering automations, and machine learning – all powered by our proprietary eSpeed Technology Platform. Founded in 2003 and based in Charlotte, N.C., Essentia has planted roots across the country while supporting Telecom Carriers, Cable MSOs, on-the-move Enterprises, and Critical Infrastructure / Utilities. Essentia is a Certified Great Place to Work® and an Inc. 5000 honoree.
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