Career Success Built On Ownership

Choose your career path and grow without limits. Become part of the LJA team to invest in an ownable future.
Hear from our employee-owners!

From Intern to VP

At LJA, we take immense pride in the journey of our employees, many of whom have risen from the ranks of interns to become Vice Presidents over the years.

It’s a testament to our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering professional growth.

You Drive Our Growth

LJA is a 100% Employee-Owned Company

From the beginning, LJA has believed in employee ownership.

All of our employees are employee-owners by way of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Our ESOP allows our employee-owners to directly benefit from the company’s success, through both company contributions into the ESOP and company stock value changes.

An Inside Look
We invest in you
At LJA, we know that our people are our greatest asset. We’re committed to offering support, encouragement and gratitude through generous benefits, continuing education and socialization opportunities.


  • Three medical insurance plan choices, including: a plan with an employer-funded HSA account, a wellness program with discounted gym memberships and 24/7 telemedicine
  • Two dental insurance plan choices
  • Vision insurance
  • Employer paid disability and life insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Accident and Critical Care insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including legal and financial guidance


  • Support obtaining and retaining professional licenses
  • Continuing education tuition reimbursement – up to $4,000 a semester.

Financial & Work Perks

  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Generous paid time off with annual rollover
  • Referral bonus program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k) plan with Roth and pre-tax saving options and an annual employer profit-sharing contribution
  • Eight weeks pregnancy leave paid at 100%
  • Two weeks parental/paternity leave paid at 100%
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Nine holidays (including an office closure between Christmas and New Year’s day)
  • Company events, including annual company picnic and holiday party
CUlture & community
Annual Anniversary Luncheon

Annual Anniversary Luncheon



The annual holiday party is a time for our employee-owners to come together and celebrate the year! This event is a testament to our commitment to fostering a positive and harmonious workplace, where appreciation for diversity and collaboration are at the forefront.

Whether it’s the cheerful decorations, the lively music, or the exchange of thoughtful gifts, our company holiday party is a reflection of the vibrant culture that defines our organization year-round.


Join LJA at Any Career Stage



Gain Valuable, Hands-On Experience

We offer eight-week internships where we provide training and education about the sectors within LJA – Land Development, Transportation, Public Works, Energy, Environmental, Surveying and Rail.

  • Attend social events, such as our annual Houston Astros Day Out or Top Golf events
  • Grow your corporate and professional skills by receiving AutoCAD and Office365 training
  • Join Q&A sessions with leadership teams
  • Hear advice from leaders and mentors during brown bag lunch events
  • Experience site visits and client meetings for day-to-day business exposure
  • Hours worked during your internship are applied to your ESOP (employee stock ownership plan)

I can truly say that this internship has been an incredible experience.

Evan Zhao
Houston Land Development Intern, 2022

LJA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LJA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
LJA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LJA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination.