The Wiyot Tribe has been selected as the first recipient of the US EPA’s Region 9 Excellence in Site Reuse Award, for the environmental cleanup of the Tuluwat Village, and resumption of the World Renewal Ceremony. The Tribe contacted Mike Foget, Principal of Civil Engineering and the cleanup’s project manager, to acknowledge SHN’s role in making “this project a reality and success.” The Tribe also asked if Mike could be interviewed, to share insights and lessons learned that could assist other Brownfield projects. This project also won the American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Award in 2013.
SHN is actively recruiting mid/senior level civil engineers specializing in water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services; a professional licensed surveyor, and a survey technician. We offer the advantages of working at a small company (you’ll “wear lots of hats”), but we are large enough to support research and application of new technologies such as horizontal directional drilling, cast in place pipe, ElectroScan™ leak detection, and multispectral analyses via unmanned aerial vehicles. Our current planning projects include developing university student housing, analyzing impacts and creating mitigations for dam removals, and monitoring mitigation projects relating to highway construction. The work we do benefits our communities and environment, which is a primary motivator for us! The work is also generally demanding and often on a tight deadline so we work in teams that foster camaraderie, friendships, respect, and leadership. It’s not for everyone, but it might be for you! Check out our Currently Open Positions page for detailed job descriptions.
We recently hired one Elizabeth and two Ethans (Elizabeth Jurkoic, Ethan Lawton, and Ethan Phillips) to fill openings for an engineering intern, a cultural resources specialist, and a material testing technician. Elizabeth comes to us from Humboldt State University, and plans to graduate in June 2018. Ethan L has worked with numerous tribes in the Pacific Northwest, and Ethan P's interest in earth sciences extends to climate science.
Emily Machado is an amazing young woman who we have had the pleasure of sponsoring for some years. Here are her words, “Because of your wonderful sponsorship I was able to have another amazing rodeo season. With your support and my hard work I was able to win the All-Around Cowgirl and be the Goat Tying Champion. I also earned a spot into the State Finals in Bishop, CA in the Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Goat Tying, and the Cutting event. I hope I can reach my goal and make it to the Nationals in Gillette, Wyoming.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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