What it’s like to work at Alta.

We’re a team of creative thinkers, collaborators, and active transportation enthusiasts. Working here means you’ll be part of a community that thrives on learning from each other and having fun in the process.

Making our mission come to life.
We come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and provide a stimulating, collaborative work environment for everyone to thrive. Regular events like design pin-ups and the Alta Incubator program stir our creativity.

Walking the walk.
We create ample opportunities to make our own lives active and healthy through benefits like "Alta Gets Around," encouragement programs, and fitness challenges.

We have fun!
From group bike rides, happy hours, design competitions, and flexible scheduling for work-life balance, we have a lot of fun around here!

Our mission.

Committed to our communities.
Volunteerism and giving back to our local communities is built into Alta's value system. From participating in bike repair events to trail clean-ups, we love putting our mission into action.

Working for a cause.
Our staff are passionate about the causes they believe in, and we’re proud of that. We match employee contributions to organizations aligned with our mission. In addition, our Alta Fitness Challenge encourages staff to work in teams to log their fitness activities. Alta makes a contribution to the winning team’s organization of their choosing. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Our core values.

We are a mission-driven organization.
We are passionate about our mission, and practice what we preach. We act as ambassadors for health and equity in our communities. We nurture the flame of our excitement and passion for our mission.

We value collaborative culture.
Our talented, diverse, and resourceful team is passionate about our mission. Great work is the result of a great work environment; our offices are places where teamwork is celebrated, talent is recognized, and hard work is appreciated. We strive to be a firm that is family-friendly and provides a work-life balance.

We create excellent products.
We deliver responsive, high-quality work to our clients and their communities. We are highly skilled, and through continual learning we lead the industry. By pursuing innovation and sharing our results, our work advances the state of the practice.

We offer multi-disciplinary solutions.
We are a collaborative, multi-disciplinary group of problem-solving professionals. We are a tightly networked team, and have strong internal alliances across offices and disciplines. We strive for clear and meaningful communication within the firm and with our clients.

We are committed to sustainable growth.
Alta is structured to allow for expansive opportunity for individuals to realize their passions for creating active communities. Our focused growth allows us to better serve the increasing demand for active communities, and provides more opportunities for our talented staff. We build and rely on systems that increase efficiency and effectiveness.

We are a successful business.
We are an independent firm. The success and health of our business is the fuel for pursuing our mission, supporting a well-run operation and staff to carry out our mission and values. We listen carefully, and conduct our business in an environmentally sustainable, and equitable way.

Our Benefits.


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your partner, children, and family
  • Wellness, bicycle, and transit reimbursements
  • Employee Assistance Program to assist employees during difficult times

Work, Life, and Family

  • Generous days of paid time off—full time employees start at 21 days annually
  • 11 paid holidays during the calendar year
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Basic Life, Long Term Disability, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage paid 100% by Alta

Employee Development

  • Professional licenses, registrations, professional memberships, study materials, and exams reimbursed
  • Continuing education support and reimbursements
  • Alta Mentorship Academy

Everything Else

  • A variety of leave programs
  • 401(k) program with up to a 4% safe-harbor employer match
  • Five-year anniversary travel award
  • TSA pre-check for frequent travellers

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