Position: Fluvial Geomorphologist

Minimum Qualifications:

MS or higher in geomorphology

Five years experience

Ability to obtain professional geologist or civil engineer registration within 5 years

Office: Located in Port Angeles, WA with periodic travel to project sites and other offices.

Geographic range: OR, WA, ID, MT, HI, AK, CA

Expertise, Roles and responsibilities:

  • Geographic Information Systems
    • High proficiency in ARC MAP, including 3-D and Spatial analyst
    • Experience working with large digital elevation files
    • Experience working on fluvial and hillslope assessments
  • Historic Landscape Reconstruction
    • Experience assembling pre-European landscape conditions
      • Channel planform morphology
      • Native riparian, floodplain and hillslope vegetation
      • Wood loading characteristics
      • Floodplain connectivity
      • Natural and pre-European colonization human disturbance regimes
      • Map interpretations of pre-European channel/floodplain systems
    • Experience describing and quantifying historic landscape changes
      • Upland and channel changes
      • Magnitude and extent of incision or aggradation
      • Post-European human disturbance regimes
      • Changes in flow regimes
      • Changes in stress partitioning
    • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
      • Scoping and managing hydraulic analysis
      • Hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of existing and proposed conditions, including use of HEC-RAS, RiverFLO-2D, HEC-HMS, HEC-SSP, and other software applications,
      • Scour, sizing, and stability calculations for project elements
    • Process Geomorphology
      • Expertise in quantitative analysis of landscape evolution, channel adjustment
      • Channel migration analysis
      • Bank stability modeling
      • Sediment transport and budgets
      • Influence of vegetation and wood on channel processes
  • Surveying
    • Experience in total station and other surveying methodologies
    • Stream gaging
    • Sediment sampling
  • Remote Sensing
    • Experience in aerial photo and historic map analysis
    • Image rectification
    • Acquisition and analysis of remote sensing data
  • Technical report writing,
  • Experience public speaking, including presentation of technical materials to clients, engaging with public on technical matters in open forums
  • Development and management of technical scopes, schedules, and budgets,
  • Maintain an upbeat attitude and persevere during challenging field conditions including storms, wind, waves, dust, heat, rain, snow and blackberry brambles in terrain including estuaries, rivers, streams, mountains, forests, deserts and jungles.

Pay: $60,000 to $80,000 DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision. 401K, 5 paid holidays, accrual of up to 4 weeks PTO annually

Start Date: Winter 2017-18

Hours:  Full-time

Position: Hydraulic Engineer

Minimum Qualifications: Ten years or more experience, BS Civil Engineering, Professional Engineer’s license in Civil Engineering for Washington. Graduate degree in geomorphology, river engineering, or hydraulics. Strong environmental ethic with experience working on multidisciplinary sustainable river management solutions.  Office: Located in Northwest Washington with periodic travel to project sites and other offices. Seattle or Port Angeles location preferred.

Geographic range: OR, WA, ID, MT, HI, AK, CA

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
    • Scoping and managing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses
    • Hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of existing and proposed conditions, including use of HEC-RAS, RiverFLO-2D, HEC-HMS, HEC-SSP, and other software applications,
    • Scour, sizing, and stability calculations for project elements,
    • Experience working collaboratively with geomorphologists and biologists to integrate additional factors into modeling efforts
  • Technical report writing,
    Development and management of technical scopes, schedules, and budgets,

    • Experience leading project teams
    • Experience training and mentoring staff
  • Engineering analysis and design of stream, riverine, and wetland restoration plans, specifications and cost estimates (preferred, not essential), including:
  • Field work and analysis to evaluate existing conditions, historic impacts, restoration opportunities, and monitor construction of project elements
  • Field work using field gear to include but not limited to use of Total Station, GPS, laser level,
  • CAD Proficiency:
    • Design of surfaces and alignments using Civil 3D, including creating proposed surfaces, cut/fill analysis,
    • Develop engineering plan sets in Civil 3D,
  • Develop project specifications in conformance with state or federal guidelines (WSDOT, ODOT, IDOT etc),
  • Develop construction cost estimates,
  • Stamp and sign plans, specifications and cost estimates produced under your direction and review with principal level QA/QC,
    • On-site inspection and approval of construction of projects, including contractor negotiations and client relations, field adjustments of designs to accommodate conditions at time of construction,
  • Develop and maintain client relationships, support marketing efforts,
    • Experience in winning work from existing or new clients
    • Strong understanding of the state of the art and market competition
  • Identification, pursuit and acquisition of work,
  • Participation in decision making, including but not limited to:
    • Go/No Go for project pursuits,
    • Marketing and conference efforts,
    • Company strategic and business planning,
  • Maintain an upbeat attitude and persevere during challenging field conditions including storms, wind, waves, dust, heat, rain, snow and blackberry brambles in terrain including estuaries, rivers, streams, mountains, forests, deserts and jungles.

Pay: $80,000 – $110,000 depending on experience

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision. 401K, accrual of up to 4 weeks PTO annually

Start Date: July, 2017

Hours:  Full-time