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SHN at College and Career Fairs

We are pleased to be meeting students at UC Davis (1/30/19), Chico State and Humboldt State (2/14/19), and Sac State and Oregon Tech at Klamath Falls (2/27/19).  Intern opportunities include one for an engineering student in our Eureka office and one for a planning intern in our Arcata office.  Please come see us at the job fairs!  We can discuss the pros and cons of working for public agencies and private firms, and for large vs. small firms.  We love to share our project stories and you will understand a little more about how your hard work pays off in improving our communities and environment.  The link for the Eureka internship is here, and the link for the Arcata planning internship is here.


Carr Fire Local Assistance Center Open

A Local Assistance Center for Redding residents affected by the Carr Fire is open Aug. 2 to 8 at Shasta High School, 2500 Eureka Way, Redding from 9 am to 7 pm.  The LAC is a "one stop shop" for recover assistance.  Representatives from local, state, and federal agencies will provide counseling support, resource and housing assistance, and information on rebuliding, permitting, hazardous materials clean up, loss of business or employment, and other topics.  For more information, here is a link to the KRCR news report and more information is at  The Shasta County Emergency Operations press release details what documents you should bring, if you have them.


Welcome Gretchen O'Brien and Sean Rowe!

We are happy to announce that Gretchen O'Brien and Sean Rowe have joined our Biological Sciences group in our Arcata office.  Gretchen is a Senior Biologist and Sean is a botanist.  Gretchen comes to us with a B.S. in Wildlife Management and is skilled in wildlife survey techniques. She has managed her own biological consulting firm and has 19 years of experience in wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and mitigation strategies. Gretchen was part of the team of biologists that performed nesting bird surveys on the Willits Bypass construction. She most recently worked for the City of Arcata in the Environmental Services Department overseeing bird monitoring during construction activities, providing vegetation management protocols, and spent time at the City at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center where she identified, designed, and facilitated programs.  Sean's expertise is in plant identification, wetland delineation and riparian restoration. He knows his agrostoles and angiosperms! He recently worked as Project Coordinator for the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District in completing restoration work on the Salt River project near Ferndale. This included sediment management oversight, wetland planting, and fish relocation. Prior to this he worked with Hanford Applied Restoration on the Willits Bypass, overseeing much of the plantings for that project. He has also worked with the Mattole Restoration Council on a variety of restoration projects. And he has his own native grass seed farm!


Come join us!

SHN is actively recruiting a planner (mid- and senior level in Redding), a Survey Party Chief (Willits office), and a Professional Licensed Surveyor (Eureka office).  We are always interested to hear from mid/senior level civil engineers specializing in water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services.  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, cured in place pipe, ElectroScan™ leak detection, and survey-supported drone services.  Our current planning projects include developing university student housing, analyzing impacts from a regional medical facility, and monitoring mitigation projects relating to highway construction.  Check out our Currently Open Positions page for detailed job descriptions.

Welcome Senior Planner Bruce Grove!

Bruce Grove, a senior planner with over 20 years of experience coordinating multi-disciplinary, multi-agency planning and environmental projects, has joined our Redding office team.  Bruce also brings his relationships with local government and regulatory agency staff, and with other consulting planners, architects, and engineers.  In his brief time at SHN, Bruce has already opened several new opportunities for us, and has solidified relationships with some of our existing clients.

Entry Level Civil EIT Opportunity in Coos Bay

SHN is seeking an Entry Level Civil Engineer-in-Training for our Coos Bay, Oregon regional office.  Our projects’ goals are many, such as improving water quality (an example is our work on the new wastewater treatment plant in Coos Bay), reducing seismic risks and improving aesthetic qualities of our built environment (such as under-grounding overhead utilities in Lincoln City), and assisting in economic development and recovery of our small rural communities (numerous projects in the energy and commercial development sectors). SHN values education and training, and supports staff as they work towards licensing and other certifications. 

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