Currently Open Positions

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We are actively recruiting to fill several positions: a professional licensed surveyor; a survey party chief, a mid- and a senior-level planner; one entry-level civil Engineer-in-Training (EIT); and civil engineers with experience in water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services.  Please scroll down for information on each position.  However, if you are interested in working at SHN and have experience in any of our positions, please contact us.  We offer a company culture that values career development and training, encourages responsibility, and supports and rewards innovation and creativity.  We offer an excellent benefits package, and approximately 30% of employees are shareholders.

If you would like to apply for one of the positions listed below, or for further information, please call or email a letter of interest and resume to:

Mark Chaney
Phone: (530) 221-5424
Fax: (530) 221-0135
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The entry-level environmental engineering position in Eureka has been filled.

 

Open Positions

 

Professional Land Surveyor - maximize your quality of life

We offer a commute measured in minutes, a salary 3 to 4 times that of the county median, excellent elementary schools, a top-ranked public university, and median home prices $600,000 less than those in the San Francisco Bay AreaOutside Magazine named our area to their 2018 Adventure Bucket List, and we offer shareholder opportunities and a signing bonus.

About us.  We are SHN, a consulting services firm headquartered in Humboldt County.  We are approaching our 40th year assisting small rural communities, private developers, tribal governments, and construction and architectural firms.  We are in an exciting phase of transition and growth, allowing us to pursue new technologies such as unmanned aerial services (“drones”) and geospatial information technologies.  Projects are unique (a decommissioned nuclear power plant on the California coast), rugged and remote (county bridges on the Lost Coast), and ecologically beneficial (land conservation assistance). 

The job.  This position requires licensing as a Professional Licensed Surveyor, and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of five PLSs and their survey technicians.  Occasional travel to our regional offices in Willits, Redding, Coos Bay, and Klamath Falls will be necessary. Your co-workers will also include civil and environmental engineers, geologists, environmental planners and scientists, wildlife biologists and botanists.  Support will come from a team of CAD and GIS specialists, field technicians, and administrative and marketing assistants.

Why SHN? Recently hired staff say that a much shorter commute, a family-supportive work environment, and SHN’s reputation for integrity and honesty were important in deciding to work at SHN.  Our company management strives for transparency, and we believe that continued staff training and cross-training increases our firm’s bottom line.  100% of shareholders are employees, and approximately 30% of employees are shareholders. 

Make the change!  To find out more about maximizing your quality of life and this opportunity, please email or call Mark Chaney, Recruiting.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Phone (530) 221-5424.  You can also find us on Facebook.

 

Civil/Environmental Engineer - Open position in Redding, CA

What's great about this job?

  • Types of projects vary, never the same thing twice!
  • See projects from designs on screen/paper to construction and operations
  • Build friendships with co-workers and clients, working is a team atmosphere
  • Know that your work improves and benefits public and environmental health and safety
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience, with benefits that can add approximately 30% of salary.  Shareholder opportunities as well.

SHN is actively recruiting a mid- to senior-level civil/environmental engineer for our Redding, CA office.  Projects are variable but include civil design, stormwater compliance and low impact development, landfill design, soil and groundwater remediation design, environmental site assessments, water supply and storage, and assistance and support of CEQA and NEPA documentation. The individual filling this position will be directly responsible for civil and environmental engineering projects for our municipal and private development clients. SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, shareholder opportunities, and chances to contribute to interesting projects throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon.  Working in a small business such as SHN, you will see a direct relationship between your work and improvements to our natural and built environments. Visit our Facebook page for a glimpse into who we are!

Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include acclaimed  recreational opportunities in the North State and support for music and the arts.  The Shasta Arts Council supports numerous festivals throughout theCivil year, and the North State Symphony performs in Chico and Redding.

Who are we looking for?  We are looking for someone holding a California Professional Civil Engineer registration (PE), with a minimum 8 years of relevant experience.

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Survey Party Chief - Open position in Willits, CA

What's great about this job?

  • Opportunity to work in scenic and remote places throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon
  • Join a team of five PLSs and their survey technicians
  • Collaborate closely with our unmanned aerial services (“drones”) team
  • Benefits could add up to 30% of salary and there are shareholder opportunities as well

Where is the work?
Work will primarily originate in the Willits office, but frequent interaction and personal travel to the other SHN offices will be required at times.  Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, a nearby community college, and acclaimed recreational opportunities.

Who are we looking for?  Individual with 2-year or 4-year degree in surveying, geomatics, engineering, or a related field with education and field experience totaling to 10 years..

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Our surveyors work in many types of environments and conditions, for example performing boundary and subdivision surveys and bathymetric surveys.  We work in remote uplands and in urban settings during construction of schools, hospitals, bridges and other critical infrastructure.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting surveying projects.  Please check our Facebook page to see who we are.

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description,, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Mid-level and Senior Planners - Open positions in Arcata and Redding, CA

What's great about this job?

  • Direct line between your work and project developments and mitigations in our communities
  • Opportunity to work throughout northern California and southern Oregon
  • Varied project types, such as permitting for medical facilities, trails and safe streets, wineries, campus housing and more
  • Work in a team of senior planners with many years of experience
  • Shareholder opportunities

Where is the work?  Work will primarily originate in either the Eureka/Arcata or Redding offices, but staff interaction and travel to the other SHN offices may be required at times.  Living and working in rural towns and cities is not for everyone, but benefits include highly ranked elementary and secondary schools, nearby state universities (Humboldt State University and Chico State University) and community colleges, and acclaimed recreational opportunities in the North State and the North Coast.  Humboldt County supports a thriving art community; local artists study at the world-renowned Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and created the Kinetic Sculpture Race.  The Shasta Arts Council supports numerous festivals throughout the year, and the North State Symphony performs in Chico and Redding.

Who are we looking for?  Planners holding a BS or MS in planning, geography, environmental policy, or a related field, with 2 to 5 years of consulting experience preferred for the mid-level position, and 5+ years of experience for the senior position.

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting planning projects.  Please check our Facebook page to see who we are.

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Entry Level Civil EIT - Opportunity in established small firm

We are seeking an Entry Level Civil Engineer-in-Training for our Coos Bay, Oregon regional office.  The individual filling this position will assist engineering staff in the design of municipal and private infrastructure projects, general site development, and construction support activities.  Our projects’ goals are many, such as improving water quality (such as 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. We are a Small Business Enterprise, so staff are cross-trained and “wear many hats”.  We generally work in teams, so the ability to communicate clearly and accept responsibility is valued and rewarded.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to contribute to interesting projects throughout Oregon and Northern California.  See our Facebook page for a glimpse into who we are!  Then please download the job description, here.

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  We work in remote uplands and in urban settings during construction of schools, hospitals, bridges, and other critical infrastructure. 

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   All inquiries will remain confidential.

 

Civil Engineers - Create better surroundings, work inside and outside

SHN is actively recruiting up to four mid/senior level civil engineers specializing in water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services.

What's great about these jobs?

  • Work inside and outside
  • See projects from designs on screen/paper to construction and operations
  • Build friendships with co-workers and clients, working is a team atmosphere
  • Know that projects improve and benefit public and environmental health and safety

Who is SHN?  SHN is a small business that incorporated in Eureka, California in 1979.  Weathering recessions and natural disasters, we have grown to support offices in Eureka, Arcata, Willits, and Redding, California, and in Coos Bay and Klamath Falls, Oregon.  SHN offers a competitive benefits plan, and the opportunity to lead interesting civil and environmental engineering projects that benefit our communities. 

Who are we looking for?  Three essential requirements for these jobs are:

  1. Ability to meet deadlines and work gracefully under time constraints
  2. Experience in technical duties as listed in specific job descriptions for civil engineers focusing on water, wastewater, public works, and environmental services (please click on links to read detailed job descriptions)
  3. Excellent communications skills and ability to work in teams as member or leader

Where is the work?  Work is in Northern California and Southern Oregon, with municipal work occurring in small towns and cities.  Work for commercial clients, special districts, and county and state agencies can take us out to beautiful and scenic coastal, forested, river, and valley project sites.  Some of our staff live within small cities (Eureka, Willits, Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Arcata, Fortuna, Redding, Coos Bay, Klamath Falls) but others live within short commuting distance on rural properties that allow for horses and livestock, large gardens, and open space.  Through working and living in our small communities, we directly experience the social, economic, and environmental benefits that our projects bring. 

How do I apply?  Please read the full job description(s), identify which position(s) you are interested in, submit a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience, attach your resume, and send letter and resume to Mark Chaney, Recruiting, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   All inquiries will remain confidential.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

 

 

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