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We are Natural Systems Design + Coastal Geologic Services (NSD + CGS), a Washington-based, and focused, environmental services and consulting firm with the mission to make a BIG positive impact on the environment. Founded in 2003, we are an interdisciplinary team of approximately 50 people with office locations in Seattle, Bellingham and Port Angeles, Washington.  

Our company was founded and grown with the intention of being a different kind of professional services and consulting company – one that prioritizes its people, who value science, the environment and collectively making a difference.  



We are seeking a full-time Project Level Coastal Engineer.

Our Project Level Engineers typically have 5 to 10 years of experience. 

The successful candidate will have strong proficiency in engineering analysis and design focused on beaches, nearshore ecosystems, coasts, estuaries, and developed waterfronts. 


We are deeply committed to the restoration and protection of natural processes and prioritize finding solutions that benefit both the ecosystem and the community. Simply put, we care about science, the environment, each other and you, both as a person and a professional. 

Here are a few reasons why you might want to work with us:

Advocacy and Actions

We take pride in our work to make the world a better place, and we advocate, with our clients, for the actions needed to make that happen. We are diligent about achieving our clients’ goals and are dedicated to the impact-driven purpose of our work.

Challenging Projects with Rewarding Clients

We have a constant stream of challenging and interesting projects with great clients. We work on projects that benefit the environment and communities and select project partners for collaboration that align with our vision and values.


We strive to be an inclusive, welcoming, and accommodating group of individuals who thrive as a functioning team. We create space for new ideas and prioritize the learning and sharing of our knowledgeWe are passionate about our impact driven work, and we value the wellbeing of our team members and support their individual paths and pursuits. 


How, when, and where you work best to get your job done well works best for us. We lead with honesty and integrity, with each of us holding personal responsibility. We are accountable to ourselves, each other and our clients. 

Innovation and Excellence

We have developed a regional reputation for being purpose-driven and delivering innovative and excellent work. Our projects require holistic, innovative problem solving, and are often ones that don’t follow a linear development path. Here is where you will find us excel. 

Interdisciplinary Teams

We work in highly interdisciplinary teams and aim to consider ecologic, geomorphic, hydrologic and engineering perspectives on every technical challenge. We rely on team values in all aspects of our work, and share knowledge and experience with, and across, project teams. Our team members lead by example, communicate clearly and kindly, help each other in need, and balance the give and take of teaching and receiving ideas 

Investment in Growth

We are invested in the wellbeing of our staff, and support professional growth in technical skills, soft skills, leadership opportunities and overall career advancement. We strongly encourage personal initiative and openness to learning new things.

Knowledge of Washington's Waters

We specifically know and understand the waters of Washington State. Through aquatic and floodplain habitat restoration, watershed analysis and restoration planning and design, including integration of climate change risk and resiliency we help shape the landscapes and communities in the places we work and live in.  

Restoration and Resiliency

We work exclusively on aquatic and floodplain habitat restoration, watershed analysis, and restoration planning and design, including integration of climate change risk and resiliency. 

Trust and Respect

We trust each other as professionals and respect each other as people. Clear is kind. We communicate with empathy, active listening and timely follow up, and follow through on our deliverables. 


 As a passionate and interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, engineers, and administrators striving to enhance functional ecosystems and restore the balance of natural systems for communities in the Pacific Northwest, we recognize that equal justice and respect for people from all backgrounds is central to our mission

We aspire to actively encourage and embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our workforce and project partners, seeking and including individuals from groups historically underrepresented in our field to create and sustain an innovative, accountable, and trusting culture that strives for equity and is welcoming to everyone.

We aim for a flexible, inclusive and accommodating workplace where our employees experience a sense of belonging and are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work and collectively contributing to making a BIG positive impact on the environment.


We are an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who identify with groups that are frequently underrepresented in the science, engineering, technology, and math fields are highly encouraged to apply.

All candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or protected veteran or disabled status or any other category protected under law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.