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Restoration Engineer

Company: Herrera Environmental Consultants
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are Herrera:

Envision yourself at a growing company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best while supporting your evolving career.

We are Herrera Environmental Consultants, a science and engineering consulting firm dedicated to working with clients to develop holistic solutions that provide social and environmental benefit. We protect the environment every day simply by doing what we do best.

For over 40 years Herrera has cultivated a collaborative, respectful culture that empowers our staff to achieve excellence, and we have fun along the way. Each of us has the unique ability to make a difference in the world, one person at a time and one project at a time. We provide our staff with the autonomy to pursue their professional interests and encourage professional growth, resulting in a high staff retention and repeat clients.

As our company grows, we are expanding our services in Washington, Oregon, California, the Mountain West, and Western Canada.

Your opportunity:

Herrera seeks an engineer with 8 or more years of professional experience and expertise in planning and design of projects in rivers, streams, and floodplains. The geographic base location of this position can be in one of our Washington or Oregon offices.---The candidate will support a variety of ecological restoration, flood risk reduction, and infrastructure protection projects for public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest in collaboration with multidisciplinary internal and client project teams. Typical types of projects include:

  • River and stream habitat restoration and enhancement
  • Fish passage improvements
  • Watershed and floodplain assessment and planning
  • River and stream bank stabilization
  • Flood control
  • Support for other engineering and surface water management projects

    Required education and qualifications:
    • A bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering, or a master's degree in civil or environmental engineering if undergraduate degree was not in engineering
    • 8 or more years of professional experience
    • A current professional engineer's license in Washington or Oregon, or ability to readily obtain one via comity application based on licensure in another state of the US

      We are a strengths-based organization. The strengths you will need to succeed in this role include:
      • Familiarity with Pacific Northwest watersheds
      • Experience preparing design plans, construction specifications, and construction cost estimates
      • Experience managing design tasks through design completion and construction
      • Experience developing scopes of work and budgets for design work
      • Ability to multi-task daily, and work with a fast-paced team of interdisciplinary staff working on several concurrent projects
      • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
      • A current driver's license

        Additional qualifications:
        • Master's degree in civil engineering or environmental science with an emphasis on aquatic ecosystems restoration, hydraulics, and/or geomorphology
        • Experience as project manager of natural resource restoration or planning projects
        • Fish passage analysis and design experience with roadway culverts
        • Construction management and inspection experience
        • Knowledge of hydrologic analysis and modeling tools and techniques
        • Hydraulic modeling experience (one- and two-dimensional)
        • Permit application experience (e.g., Washington State HPA, federal Clean Water Act Section 404, and local agency permits for grading, erosion control, etc.)
        • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD
        • Proficiency in the use of ArcGIS
        • Experience with field data collection and related equipment
        • Business development experience
        • Other specific trainings and professional organization affiliations should be noted in the applicant's r--sum-- and/or cover letter.

          Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

          We support our staff by offering:
          • (ESOP) Employee Stock Ownership Plan
          • Flexible Hybrid Work Environment
          • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vison Insurance
          • Retirement 401K
          • (EAP) Employee Assistance Program
          • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
          • Paid Holidays (10)
          • Employee-Owned Benefit Advantages

            We are a values-based organization.
            • Insist on integrity, objectivity, and social and environmental ethics in our work.
            • Treat everyone with respect and dignity, always.
            • Act as stewards of the environment upon which we depend.
            • Research and outreach, learn and teach.

              The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

              Herrera provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Herrera does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

              We encourage women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for this position.

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