Working at Basler & Hofmann has many facets: It means working on exciting projects and challenging assignments. It also means inspiring and cooperative teamwork with specialists from a wide range of disciplines, and it means being valued as an individual and supported in one’s own development. All of these factors come together to ensure that Basler & Hofmann is a highly rewarding place to work – from both a professional and a personal perspective.

Attractive working environment

Flexible working hours

Our staff enjoy a great deal of independence when it comes to time planning and have considerable freedom to structure their own working hours. We work on the basis of annual working hours, and are open to various part-time models – ideally from 60 per cent upwards. Overtime can be compensated with time off arranged in agreement with the team.

Professional and personal development

We look for individuals with initiative who want to develop further and are open for new challenges. This is why it is important to us to open up new perspectives: with new assignments in a project or in a different specialist area, with our academy or with external advanced-training courses. More information

Work and family life

Achieving a work-life balance requires not only flexibility with working hours, but also a corporate culture that actively supports this value. At Basler & Hofmann part-time working is commonplace for men and women and in all functions.

Exchange and cooperation

Our project work is based on exchange between disciplines, between young and more experienced specialists, and between different approaches. There are lots of opportunities to meet new people: in the everyday context of the canteen or café, on office or departmental excursions or for example at dragon boat races. All of these opportunities help employees to feel at home very quickly.

What is important to us – corporate culture

The project is core

The project is the focal point of our approach . Project teams are put together in such a way that technical requirements are optimally fulfilled – regardless of our organisational structure. This means that we take an interdisciplinary approach to our work, and do so in very flat hierarchies. Project leaders perform a central role and have considerable freedom in their work. 

Challenging assignments

The more complex, the better –many of our staff think. We thrive on “difficult” assignments that are a real challenge to solve. We promise our clients excellent results, and there is huge knowledge potential on hand at Basler & Hofmann to enable us to achieve them. Thanks to interdisciplinary project teams, our open doors policy and numerous exchange platforms, each and every individual is able to tap into this potential.

The team is the star

Team spirit is a top priority for us. The focus is on joint success with everyone doing their best to achieve it. This can often be a challenge: particularly in interdisciplinary teams, one sometimes has to rethink one’s own “ideal” solution. The  task of overcoming such challenges is made much easier by a willingness to engage in dialogue, curiosity and perseverance.

Trust and support

We nurture a culture of trust that is based on an open and honest approach to colleagues. Our employees work with a strong sense of personal responsibility and high standards for quality – and can rely on receiving support particularly in difficult moments.

« I have a lot of freedom and can really make a difference. In recent years, we set up entirely new areas of service. Wednesdays are my only day with a fixed schedule: I spend them with my children. » Peter Jost, director safety

Shaping the future

The business world of today is fast-moving and complex. As a leading company, it is our aim to proactively trigger changes and to lead the way with good ideas. Employees who use their entrepreneurial spirit to help create value within the company and contribute to its development are a vital part of this.

Help shape the future with an active decision-making role

Within our company, committed employees are being given the opportunity to actively shape the future of the company as a member of a Development Committee. These committees work together with the executive board to develop strategically relevant topics – such as the development of new offerings, the refinement and further development of existing processes and offerings on the basis of new digital technologies, the orientation and focus of internal professional training within the company, or the empowerment and promotion of women.

Promoting innovation 

We welcome ideas and initiative from everyone – and we are creating the spaces required to allow these ideas to come to fruition. This is because we believe that even when things do not follow their originally intended path, or even if they fail, this can still help us to gain valuable new insights. For us, work on new developments and on refining existing developments has the same value as work on customer projects. Anyone who submits an impressive concept will be granted an innovation budget.

Starting your career at Basler & Hofmann

Starting one’s career is a very special step – now it’s time to get serious. We provide solid professional and personal support to ensure that this new experience is highly enjoyable and rewarding.

For students and graduates

Graduation behind you – ready for your first job? You will receive extensive support in your first years of working with us, and will be introduced to new assignments step by step. Your mentor will be available to help you with any questions and concerns you might have. Apply for one of our vacancies

Still studying – but looking for some practical experience? The easiest way in is through a work placement in which students can gain an impression of working life in a protected environment. We offer work placements for students in all engineering and planning disciplines. More information

For secondary school students

Would you like to train in an exciting profession in a great team of apprentices? Then you have come to the right place. We train geomatics engineers and draftsmen in the areas of engineering and spatial planning. You are also welcome to come for a trial at any time. More information

« In our day-to-day work environment, our mission is to meet the highest demands in varied projects. The friendly and familiar everyone treats each other in the company plays a really important role for me. » Sanja Hak, Project Manager for Structural Safety

Facts and figures

About us

  • Thirty-four per cent of us work part-time.
  • Our average age is 39. 
  • We come from 34 different countries. 
  • Thirty per cent of us are female (in comparison: the proportion of women studying Civil Engineering at ETH Zurich is 16 per cent). 

Further points of interest

  • We invest around 15,000 hours per year in advanced training – from specialist symposia through communication seminars to coaching for managers. 
  • We use around 200 different software programs. 
  • We support environmentally friendly mobility with the ZVV BonusPass, SBB Half-Fare travelcard, Mobility membership and our own e-bikes. 

« We are a large family business. Thanks to our wide range of disciplines, we are able to work on really exciting projects. And we have a very flat hierarchical structure: here, everyone knows your name – even the management. I like that. » Christian Peter, designer

Your contacts

We are always on the lookout for new talent. If no suitable vacancy is currently advertised, send us a initial application or just let us know your area of interest. 

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