Work for the best.
Bring award-winning food and beverage facilities from ideation to completion with the #1 food and beverage company in the U.S. since 2015.
Set the standard for the future of food production
Dennis Group is a rapidly growing design-build architecture and engineering firm that has been building food plants for over 30 years.
Our mission is simple: Continue creating the finest food and beverage production facilities in the world with integrity and expertise, from site search and planning, design, engineering, and construction... all the way through start-up.
By incorporating state of the art, rigorous sanitary and safety measures and innovative sustainability practices throughout all of our disciplines, we aim to set the standard for the facilities that are the future of food.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Be part of an award-winning team
Our success isn’t just an aspiration – we’ve got the accolades to prove it:
Keurig Dr Pepper's 1.5 million square foot production facility and distribution center broke ground in June 2019 and came online in early January 2021. The project was honored for its high level of automation, innovative sustainability solutions, and resilience in overcoming a six-week construction shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
J.M. Smucker’s 432,000 square foot plant in Longmont, CO was designed and built by Dennis Group. The plant can produce 280 million Uncrustables frozen sandwiches annually, and 20,000lbs of dough hourly, making it the largest single-line bakery in the world.
Sabra Dipping Co. achieved LEED-Gold New Construction certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for its new 106,475-square-foot expansion. Designed and built by Dennis Group, the expansion was constructed using 20% recycled materials. It also uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while doubling Sabra's production capacity.
BY THE NUMBERS
Contribute to a growing legacy
#1 in the Industry
We consistently rank as the highest volume food and beverage design firm by Engineering News Record. No one does more food design and construction than Dennis Group. We work exclusively in the food & beverage processing space, and always have. We’re engineers who construct, not constructors who design.
575 Technical Expertise Staff
We have more than 575 staff across nine global locations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Portugal who can support all aspects of full-scale projects.
90% Long-Term Relationships
Our business is built on developing true partnerships – many spanning decades. Our year-over-year customer repeat rate is typically 90% or higher.
8 Food Plant Awards
Our plants have garnered awards for innovation, automation, and sustainability. We’re the only design-build firm to win back-to-back Food Plant of the Year awards (2020 and 2021).
$600M Projects of All Sizes
We execute hundreds of projects each year, ranging from small-scale studies to ground-up greenfields. While our annual project volume varies, it is typically more than $600 million.
65 Purpose-Built Facilities
We’ve designed or built more than 65 200k to 1 million SF food and beverage facilities across a wide range of sectors such as dairy, beverage, produce, bakery, and frozen foods.
0 Lost-Time Accidents
Safety is our top priority. Every year, we strive for zero lost time accidents, not just for our employees, but for anyone who steps foot on our job sites. In 2020, with 5.1M labor hours, our TRIR was 91% better than the national average.
33% Process Engineers
We’ve built our team based around the needs of food processors. 90% of our employees are technical, with a full third dedicated to process engineering.
Build a reputation for trust and value
Be Responsible and Trustworthy
Always do what's right for the project.
Let honesty, respect, and fairness guide you.
Represent Dennis Group Well
Conduct yourself as a professional.
Build Lasting Relationships
via competence, trust, and reliability.
Treat our clients' money responsibly.
Engage with your favorite global brands
As DG employee, you'll work with well-known international brands, innovative boutique firms, and rising stars in the food and beverage industry on a wide range of exciting projects, building relationships that last a lifetime as you become a part of a larger community developing nutritious and sustainable solutions for feeding the world’s growing appetite.
If you seek a rewarding challenge in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management arena – no matter the stage of your career – your future may be here.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Work (and play) with the team
Our people are our number one asset and the reason Dennis Group has a reputation for delivering excellence. That means that when it comes to work and play, we want you to have the best opportunities to do both.
Dennis Group provides many travel opportunities with on-site work, offering team bonding and hands-on, real-time experience with bringing food plants online. With projects around the globe, our employees have the chance to travel and explore outside of work.
When it comes to fun, we also host several office-based summer outings, barbecues, and – most famously – our holiday parties, so you can have fun with your family, bond with your colleagues, and blow off some steam at the end of a rigorous year.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Develop a diverse community
At Dennis Group, we are committed to fostering a workplace environment that supports and develops all people.
Dennis Group is founded on core values that support honesty, respect, and fairness in our daily operations. At Dennis Group, everyone has a role to play as allies and leaders creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.
We're reaching our goals through recruitment efforts, providing DE&I education, and promoting a safe and inclusive workspace.
How We're Making It Happen
- Recognizing events and holidays celebrated by our diverse group of employees
- Company-wide trainings on DE&I topics, such allyship, unconscious bias, gender identity, and microaggressions
- Diversity-focused recruitment
- DE&I awareness campaigns
- Inclusive social events
Live happy, healthy, and supported
Learning & Development Reimbursement
INTERNSHIPS & CO-OPs
Grow your career as an intern or co-op
We were once in your shoes and are eager to develop the next generation. Dennis Group offers co-op and internship opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Click here if you are interested in hands-on experience working on projects for some of the largest food and beverage producers in the world.
“The nature of the job is that you learn something new every day. In the office you can pursue side projects in subjects that interest you, and in the field there is ample opportunity to design and implement practical, hands on solutions.”
“My co-op with Dennis Group was a great experience. This company is filled with great people who do meaningful work for well-known food manufacturers.”
DISCIPLINES & DEPARTMENTS
Collaborate with a wide range of industry disciplines
At Dennis Group we keep a wide range of disciplines in house to ensure maximum efficiency throughout the design-build process. We’re looking for individuals with expertise in the following areas:
- Automation and System Integration Engineering
- Business and Accounting
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Management
- Environmental, Health and Safety Management
- Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Power Systems Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- System Modeling
Enjoy your experiences
DG Office: Atlanta
"...Each project has its own unique challenges and rewards. Everyone is on the same team working to get a project done, and you know your colleagues are there to help when things get tough. Real friendships are formed on projects."
DG Office: Springfield
"I’m proud to be part of an organization that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally. Working at Dennis Group continues to be a very fulfilling career where hard work and dedication are recognized and rewarded. I can’t imagine working anywhere else."
DG Office: São Paulo
"Dennis Group's culture fits well with people who are proactive, who are willing to embrace challenges, and pursue opportunities to develop their careers."
DG Office: Springfield
"Our clients are leaders in their respective industries, and it is a privilege to supplement their sustainability goals with our building & process expertise to achieve their carbon footprint/GHG reduction goals. I am constantly challenged to grow and expand my professional skillsets."
DG Office: Atlanta
"I love the variety of project work executed while operating almost exclusively in the Food and Beverage arena and the quality of the people. I have had some interesting challenges executing the work and made some life-long friends along the way. "
Grow within a global community
Dennis Group has eight global office locations strategically located across the United States in livable communities rich with cultural attractions, outdoor activities, and sporting events. We also have a growing international presence in Brazil, Portugal, and Canada.