• SHN assists Shasta Regional Community Foundation's Carr Fire Relief

    SHN assists Shasta Regional Community Foundation's Carr Fire Relief

    SHN's Redding Regional Principal, Mark Chaney, presents a $5,000 check from SHN to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation's Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Caranci, for the Community Disaster Relief Fund for Carr Fire Recovery.
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  • Survey supported drone work

    Survey supported drone work

    SHN surveyors are bringing new technologies to traditional methods.
  • Water storage

    Water storage

    Although the drought is over in much of California, our Mediterranean climate creates the need for stored water. SHN assists clients in permitting and designing water storage.
  • Trenchless technologies

    Trenchless technologies

    Using horizontal directional drilling, SHN installed an underwater power cable in Gig Harbor, Washington.
  • Environmental protection

    Environmental protection

    New wastewater collection and interceptor pipes, and a new pump station, eliminated sewage overflows into aquatic habitats.
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  • Community engagement

    Community engagement

    SHN, the Redwood Community Action Agency, and the City of Arcata organized a walkability assessment.
  • High desert groundwater monitoring

    High desert groundwater monitoring

    Work is great when this is your office.

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Why Engineering at SHN?

Part-time and full-time civil engineering opportunities!  We are looking for mid- and senior level engineers for work in our North Coast region.  Why engineering at SHN's Eureka office?

  • Live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, offering river, ocean, trail, and many other outdoor sports and activities.  Humboldt County also offers a vibrant music and arts community, and award-winning schools.
  • With over 40 years in business and community service, SHN offers an entree into our close-knit community.
  • Work flexibility; we are looking for part-time and full-time staff.
  • Our small firm offers shareholder opportunities, a family-friendly and supportive team culture, and benefits for part-time employment.

To learn more about SHN and this position, click here.  To download the job advertisement, click here.

 

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Become a Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner!

Gwen Erickson, PG, is teaching the required one-day, in-class portion of the Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP) training in Eureka, CA.  QISP certification requires you to:

  • Complete the online training administered by the Sacramento State Office of Water Programs website (it takes about 16 hours)
  • Pass an online mid-exam--which must be completed before the in-class training!
  • Attend a one-day, in-class training (for example, this one that Gwen is teaching)
  • Pass an online final exam.

Please review this State Water Board factsheet if you are interested in becoming a QISP.  SHN's class will be at our Eureka office pn Wednesday, October 23, from 8 am to 5 pm.  This in-class training is $400 and you can sign up and pay at this eventbrite.com link.  For more information, call Gwen at (707) 441-8855.

 

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Wanted: HR Manager for Excellent Humans

SHN is actively searching for a Human Resources Generalist.  This person would have a Bachelor's degree in HR or a related field, and have a minimum of 3 years of experience.  Our HR department handles employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment. The HR Generalist manages day-to-day HR operations as well as the administration of the human resources policies, procedures, and programs. The nature of the work requires that the candidate demonstrate initiative, organization, responsibility, customer service skills, and the ability to be flexible and adaptive to a fast-paced, fluid business environment. Candidates must be able to 1) communicate effectively and decisively with all levels of SHN, and 2) solve practical problems as well as exercise sound judgement with regards to sensitive and confidential information.  The new HR Generalist will work with one in-house HR professional, and another HR consultant.  Please check out what we offer!  To learn more about SHN and this position, click here.

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Welcome New Staff!

We have six new members on our team roster!  They are Suyar Akturan, Darin Strege, Steve Beukelman, Kirk Vodopals, Rygg Larsen, and Mike Malone.  Suyar Akturan is our new CAD technician, who has recently moved to Klamath Falls from Austin, Texas.  He grew up in Turkey, enjoys the outdoors, and is building his own house.  Darin Strege is a licensed civil engineer who will also be part of our construction management team.  As subcontractors to a prime consultant, Darin and other SHN staff worked closely together on a large powerplant decommissioning project, so we already have a great working relationship.  Steve Beukelman is a chemical engineer with expertise in water treatment systems, water quality, and WDR permit compliance; he and his family moved from the Bay Area to enjoy the North State rural lifestyle.  Kirk Vodopals has 15 years of experience in natural resource management and restoration, gained during employment in the forest products industry.  Having passed the FE exam, Kirk plans to take the PE exam as soon as he can.  Rygg Larsen is a long-time resident of Willits and comes to us from the County of Mendocino Department of Transportation.  Rygg will be working in our materials lab, out in the field with our survey crews, and in front of screens expanding his CAD skills.  Mike Malone is our Eureka office summer intern, who is studying engineering at Humboldt State University.  Mike is working part-time until finals are over, and then full-time during the summer, which will allow him to see a wide variety of municipal, site development, and environmental engineering projects.

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From Our Blog All Blog Posts

Mentoring inspires youth and ensures our future

Mentoring inspires youth and ensures our future

By Bob Brown, AICP.  January was National Mentoring Month, but our opportunity to thank people we know as mentors continues throughout the year.  We suggest that more mentoring and mentors are needed here on the North Coast.

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Memo to Millennial Engineering Students

Memo to Millennial Engineering Students

Welcome back to another nose-to-the-grindstone semester/quarter!  We salute your extreme work ethic, and your ability to keep focused on the goal of graduating and working to make the world a better place.  Here are some things to think about when you’re waiting for that numeric modeling program to run.

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Join Our TEAM

Looking for a change in the right direction?

A career is an individual’s journey of learning and work, and whether SHN is a quick side-trip or a long and rewarding segment depends on the similarities of our future paths.  SHN’s path is one that values enhancing our communities and creating a rewarding environment for employees and shareholders.  We value team work, life-long learning, and family, health and work balance.

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Featured Projects

  • Martin Slough Sewage Collection System Upgrade, Eureka, CA
    Civil Engineering

    Martin Slough Sewage Collection System Upgrade, Eureka, CA

    SHN’s redesign of the sewer system eliminated overflows to Martin Slough, saved the City and taxpayers $2.8 million in construction costs, and decreased future energy use by eliminating 13 pumping stations.

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  • Seismic Hazard Evaluation at an Operating Hydroelectric Dam
    Geosciences

    Seismic Hazard Evaluation at an Operating Hydroelectric Dam

    SHN geologists investigated a known fault system to determine potential seismic hazards to the dam.  Trenchscan technology was used to record images that were later digitally merged to create a single image of the entire trenched area.

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  • Biological Monitoring for Willits Highway 101 Bypass Construction
    Biological Sciences

    Biological Monitoring for Willits Highway 101 Bypass Construction

    Beginning in 2012, SHN’s Biologist of Record managed a crew of 30 biologists that identified nesting locations of birds, prepared  and implemented salmonid relocation and dewatering plans, conducted Northern Spotted Owl surveys, and prepared daily and quarterly reports documenting the interactions between construction activities and regulated biological resources.

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  • “Hazmat” Investigation and Remediation at 46 CAL FIRE sites
    Environmental Services

    “Hazmat” Investigation and Remediation at 46 CAL FIRE sites

    Since 1995, SHN has performed environmental site investigation, hydrology studies, surveys, permitting, remediation design, and infrastructure evaluation and repair designs at 46 sites for CAL FIRE, the California state agency for real estate services (DGS-RESD), and the Division of the State Architect. 

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  • Low Impact Development of Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House
    Water Resources

    Low Impact Development of Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House

    With Ann Baker Landscape Architecture, SHN assisted in the design of the Museum’s new outdoor nature education facility, incorporating stormwater wetlands and bioretention areas, and encouraging groundwater recharge with infiltration trenches and permeable pavements.

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  • Materials Testing and Special Inspections at Frank R. Howard Hospital
    Materials Testing

    Materials Testing and Special Inspections at Frank R. Howard Hospital

    SHN’s field and laboratory efforts were observed and approved by inspectors from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the agency that ensures safe healthcare facilities.

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    Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor, WA thanks SHN

    “The Peninsula Light Company and its members will continue to benefit from your efforts long into the future due to the project’s sustainability. On my part, I would like to express my congratulation and gratitude for the professionalism, effort, and persistence you exhibited during the execution of this challenging HDD project. I would be proud to work alongside any of your crew members and staff that brought success to this project.”

    — Dennis P. Walden, P.E.
    Peninsula Light Company

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