• Earth flows and landslides

    Earth flows and landslides

    The iconic Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse sits on an active earth flow. SHN geologists and engineering geologists are installing instruments to monitor movement and design solutions.
  • 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.
  • Droning on

    Droning on

    Our unmanned aerial vehicles ("drones") provide maps and aerial images and video that visually communicate complex ideas.
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  • Emily Machado Rodeo Winner

    Emily Machado Rodeo Winner

    SHN is a proud sponsor of Emily’s hard work and we are thankful that she allows us to vicariously experience her rodeo victories!
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NEWS & EVENTS NEWS & EVENTS ARCHIVE

Be part of our team!

SHN is actively recruiting a mid/senior level planner, a mid level hydrogeologist, and 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, 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.

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Welcome to 3 E's

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.

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Emily's Amazing Rodeo Season!

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.”

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Bob Brown, AICP, elected to California AEP Vice President of Programs

Bob Brown was elected by members of the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) to serve as Vice President of Programs for the North Coast.  The AEP is a non-profit association of public and private sector professionals, who share a common interest in serving the principles that underlie the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which include environmental assessment, analysis, public disclosure, and reporting. 

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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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