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11th Annual HR Executive Conference

People play one of the most pivotal roles in the A/E/C industry, leaving HR leaders to tackle some of the most difficult questions facing firms in the space. To foster a continued dialogue around these questions, EFCG has been hosting its annual HR Executive Conference since 2010. Each year, HR leaders come together to share their insights and learnings on HR policies and metrics as well as the impact of broader current events. All this is augmented by EFCG’s data analysis and expertise, which leverages our extensive industry and HR-specific proprietary database.


In light of the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, EFCG will hold its 2020 EFCG HR Conference virtually, with our first priority being the health and safety of our attendees. During this webinar event, we will host a series of interactive sessions so attendees can experience the same meaningful knowledge exchange and insights found in previous EFCG HR Conferences.

September 15-17, 2020


All participants are required to complete two detailed surveys, one focused on HR benefits, policies, costs, and strategies, and the other focused on company-wide compensation.  

HR Survey Metrics

Diversity, inclusion initiatives, employee turnover, medical benefits/plans/costs, work environments, flexible work schedules, maternity/paternity leave, 401k and retirement benefits, ESOP benefits, paid-time off / vacation, life insurance, other benefits, HR impact on growth and profitability, HR performance measures, leadership development and training, and mentoring.

Compensation Survey Metrics

We have detailed compensation metrics for ~100,000 engineers, scientists, project managers, construction managers, etc. for ~80 A/E/C firms with $186 billion of aggregate revenues 

Compensation metrics typically include: salary, cash performance bonus, ESOP bonus, signing bonus, referral bonus, spot bonus, long-term compensation (including stock bonus, stock options, deferred compensation, pension benefits, etc.), and other quantifiable benefits 

Positions include: Executive officers (CEO, COO, CFO, CHRO, CIO, EVP, SVP, Controller, General Counsel, Marketing/Business Development, Safety, M&A), non-executive directors, project managers (I, II, and III), program managers, regional/division/profit center managers, engineers (Engineer I through Chief Engineer II), scientists (Scientist I through Chief Scientist), construction managers (CM I through CM VI), craft/technicians and other part-time staff, and board of directors

Additional criteria for benchmarks: by gender, by revenue responsibility, by location (regional or city), and by discipline (e.g. architecture, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geotechnical, mechanical, process, structural, transportation, or water/wastewater, biology, ecology, geology, hydrology, toxicology, urban planner), 

All attendees receive confidential, industry-aggregated data reports and presentations. 

2020 Sponsors
Firms of Recent CHRO Speakers
(in alphabetical order)


Barge Design Solutions

CDM Smith


IBI Group


Michael Baker
Moffatt & Nichol


POWER Engineers

SNC Lavalin / Atkins


Tetra Tech
TRC Companies

Weston Solutions

Denver, Colorado
New York, New York
Athens, Greece

1 West End Avenue Suite 12J, New York, NY 10023


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