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Entry Level Restoration Design Engineer

Location: Bay Area Regional Offices (Petaluma, Oakland, San Francisco)
Job Code: NC-060518-CB-01
# of openings: 1


Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic restoration engineer to work with our existing team of planners, hydrologists, geomorphologists and engineers in the Bay Area (Petaluma or Oakland office preferred). Responsibilities of this position include engineering design for creek and wetland restoration, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, and report writing.  Typical tasks may include: developing design drawings and plan sheets for habitat restoration and/or stream bank stabilization; setting up hydraulic models to evaluate design alternatives and/or flood risk; using GIS and rainfall-runoff analyses to evaluate project impacts; helping to collect field data for geomorphic assessments, report writing and contribution to basis-of-design documents. This position will lead to project management experience over time.


The minimum requirements for this position are a B.S. or higher degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field with a strong technical foundation in hydrology and hydraulics. You must have excellent writing skills and the ability to verbally communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.  Training and/or experience in GIS, AutoCAD and Civil 3D, hydrology and hydrologic modeling, hydraulic modeling, fluvial or estuarine geomorphology are desirable. EIT or PE certification are also desirable but not required.

ESA works primarily in California, but has projects throughout the West and beyond; some travel is required.


ESA is owned entirely by its employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to doing work that matters, technical excellence and professional development.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)

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